Trail Cam Suggestions

treillw

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Never looked them. Guess it's time I break down and buy one. What brands are the best? Any must have features?

I'll be using it in MT, so it can't email you the pictures automatically to be legal during season. Also having a battery that holds up in frigid temps would be a plus.

Thanks!
 

Smtn10pt

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Ive had good luck over the last decade with the Bushnell cameras.
 

JLH208

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Browning, Bushnell, Covert and Stealthcam. If I could only have one it would probably be Browning. Picture/Video quality is most important to me, followed by durability and ease of use.


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treillw

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How are you going to use it....day or night or both? Movie or still shots?
I just want it for scouting purposes basically I guess. I would imagine that would mean I'd just need photo capabilities. I don't really need epic pictures and videos, I just want to know what is going through places and when.

It might be cool to throw the video up for a carcass though. I'd imagine the memory card would get filled pretty quickly with video of birds.

What would you say is best for scouting?
 

Smtn10pt

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If I was putting them on public land and just wanted to take inventory, and didn't need awesome pictures I'd get a pile of the primos proof cams. Ive seen them for under 50 bucks, and they take OK pictures...plus when they get stolen you aren't out as much as a premium camera.
 

Nerhunter

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Browning-6 battery models, cheap Spypoints and now trying out highly rated Apeman brand from Amazon—$50 is worth a go, gets great reviews!
 

TreyPound

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Ultimately, reconyx is the best most reliable. At a significantly reduced price point, I've been happiest with older model Coverts followed by Brownings. For me, reliability is most important.
 

bejayze

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I like the browning strike force cams, can get them pretty cheap, sometimes you can find a deal on refurbished ones on ebay for around $50
 

Middleofnowhere

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I just use cheap stealth and wildgame innovations because mine are all on public land. I would rather have (4) cheap cameras out than one expensive one. All mine use AA batteries, I’m not aware of any batteries that might survive the montana weather better.
 

Kootenay Hunter

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As mentioned above, balance quality with quantity.

The 'best' is the one in the right spot! I started with an expensive, top of the line one 5 years back and was always worried it would get ripped off. I've now opted for 2pk stealth cams on sale. the only thing that has been an issue is the trigger is a bit slow, but all cameras have good resolution nowadays. Battery life has been over a year.

I'd consider mid-range cameras and get half dozen opposed to just having one awesome one that costs 3x as much.
 

rooster715

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Go with the Terra form Wildgame and use it on video. Cheap and very effective, create mock scrapes this will increase your inventory as well.
 
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