Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:04 am
I'd like opinions on trail cameras.
There are motion activated cameras that capture activity day and night about 60 feet. And there are cameras that take continual pictures every 10 seconds out to 600 feet, but since they aren't motion activated and don't have a flash they are day time only.
Have folks out there with a trail cam liked one or the other? Short range motion activated day and night, or long range-wide field daytime only without motion detection.
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:34 am
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:19 pm
I have a Bushnell "TrailScout". Settings: Still photo or movie mode. Flash; incandescent (60 feet trigger) or infrared (90 feet trigger). Time settings; 24 hour, day only, night only.
Camera is probably 5 or 6 years old. Does what I want or need. Picture quality is excellent. Only problem has been cattle must be attracted to the IR flash as they have a tendency to lick the camera. Get photos of cow tongues and eyeballs as well as deer.
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:36 pm
I have a Bushnell Trailscout as well. Battery life is short - especially in cold weather (below 40F).
I have used external 6v batteries to power it and at best get about a weeks worth of power. I only use still photo mode.
The deer do become wary from the camera "wake up".
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:32 am
I have a fair bit of experience with trail cams. Generally, the technology and/or workmanship is just not there yet depending on the brand. Other than Reconyx (which cost about $500 a pop) finding a good trail cam is a tough prospect.
The one camera under $200 that consitently gets good reviews is the Moultrie M80. I have one in the blackflash version and have had good luck with it so far.
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