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    • blacktail
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      what do you guys use for trail cameras..it seems pritty hard there is so many kinds…so far i am look at ones that take clear pics and how many feet..any info would be good…thanks john

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Wish I could help you John, but I don’t own any trail cams.

      A friend of mine has a couple Moultrie cams that he seems to like, but that’s about all I’ve got.

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      I like the bushnell trophy cams.I run them all year on my property (16 acres) for fun.

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    • Ptaylor
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      skinner biscuit wrote: I like the bushnell trophy cams.I run them all year on my property (16 acres) for fun.

      Skinner- That’s on your property? Sweet!

    • FallguyFallguy
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      I have the regular Cuddie not the infrared model. Both units have to flash at night to get a picture. The regular one gives you color photo’s at night infrared just gets you black and white. I usually have the camera set on a 30 second delay between photos and have had many multiple shots of the same deer. It takes nice clear pictures. Battery life great in warm weather fair in cold.

    • Bernie Clancey
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      I like my homebrew cameras. Take a standard digital camera like a Sony, Fuji, Samsung, etc, modify it and hook it to a control board. They work great, can be made infrared for night time flash, and take great pictures. If you can solder some wires, you can build a homebrew camera. Check out http://www.hagshouse.com and you will find all the help you need.

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    • David Bartlett
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      Berniebac,

      That is a great link! Thank you for sharing.

    • lyagooshka
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      blacktail wrote: what do you guys use for trail cameras..it seems pritty hard there is so many kinds…so far i am look at ones that take clear pics and how many feet..any info would be good…thanks john

      John,

      Here is a past thread dealing with this same topic that may be of help: https://www.tradbow.com/members/cfmbb/messages.cfm?threadid=AB80EC00-1422-1DE9-EDC96BCC24EA9DD1

      Another one that is more on the “sillier” side is: https://www.tradbow.com/members/cfmbb/messages.cfm?threadid=96E6CDD7-1422-1DE9-ED59CDB2B9196790

      Hope some of that helps.

      Be well,

      Alex

      😀

    • Don Thomas
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      Excuse me! I hate to be the bad cop, but here we go. As a bowhunter, I have to point out the disparity between traditional values and technology as a solution to anything. As a photographer and film editor I also have to point out that I’d never seen a good trail cam shot of anything until this weekend in Missouri, (when a technically good shot of two fighting hawks opened my eyes to new possibilities). But I can say that every “good” trail cam shot represents a blown opportunity to do it better with a real camera. Sorry, Don

    • Ptaylor
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      I think trail cameras have a place in research and observation (especially remote videos). They allow us to watch behaviors undisturbed at multiple locations. For example, how many bears were you able to watch rubbing a tree last year? During the hunting season I watch 1 bear rub a tree. But, I had 6 trail cameras set to take videos on rub trees and captured 28 videos of bears rubbing. These videos weren’t placed so I could hunt better, but so I could learn more about the animal.

      Now, I agree with you Don that it would take more skill to photograph or video the behavior in person, and the quality of the end product would be better. But for volume and the ability to then compare across sexes or age classes, its tough to beat trail cams.

      preston

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      First off I would like to say that I don’t use trail cams for scouting.As a matter of fact my scouting is little more than hiking logging roads with my wife(exercise being the reason) before hunting season.I hunt in a ten mile radius of my home,my biggest expenditures being my license and tag and a few gallons of gas.The areas I hunt are mainly timberland’s that are open to the public,walk in only.I have no need for guide services or consultants,hunting exotic species in far off places,being coddled.I am more than content with the Blacktail and Roosevelt’s here.I have a modest collection of horns in my garage (skull plates with the hide on) and game in the freezer. I am as proud of them as If they were in the record books,as they are fondest of memories. My gps(Spock’s) is three sticks making a direction arrow on the side of the road or trail and a map and compass that is rarely used.There you have it!That’s my traditional values hunting.Now back to trailcams.The most enjoyment I get out of them is not knowing what you will get,maybe even yourself.

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