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nube

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IR TRAIL CAMS
« on: June 13, 2011, 05:30:31 PM »
Hey guys I am doing a little homework and looking for a decent cheap IR cam.  Do any of you have a IR trail cam that you like and is round $100??  I need about 4 of them for my leopard hunt in Africa next year and I either have to borrow a few of them or buy some.  The PH has some as well but if I can get a camera on every bait I put out all the better for me.  The PH says he has had luck with the bushnell cameras.  Anyboddy else have a good experience with a cheap one? 

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Re: IR TRAIL CAMS
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 07:53:13 AM »
I run moultrys and primos truth cameras and they function very well and start at around a 100$ and a simple to use and have a ton of features including lots of good video options. Like I said before you are more than welcome to come borrow some of mine for your trip.

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 07:57:23 AM »
I run moultrys and primos truth cameras and they function very well and start at around a 100$ and a simple to use and have a ton of features including lots of good video options. Like I said before you are more than welcome to come borrow some of mine for your trip.

Ya buying those Primos in Edmonton? If so where. Thanks.

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Re: IR TRAIL CAMS
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 09:02:30 AM »
Bought a few at bass pro and cabelas in winterpeg

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 09:17:49 AM »
Bought a few at bass pro and cabelas in winterpeg

Thanks. Just found it strange I can't find anyone in Edmonton that carrys Primos.

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 03:44:01 PM »
Just got the scoup on the new Moultrie M-80.  I found a place I can get free shipping in the U.S and they are on sale for $110 and here they are $159.  I think I will order a couple and pick them up next month when I am down south next month.  anybody need anything?

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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 10:52:01 PM »
The Guide has the refurbed stealth IR 4.0 that does video for $84 USD. Not sure how good they are guy should check into warranty on them too, but for the price I think it's a pretty decent cam.

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 08:55:11 AM »
Every review I have ever read on stealth cam rates them very low. Bad battery life slow trigger speed and not user friendly. But for one trip to Africa they my just the ticket.

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 09:58:41 PM »
Have had some interesting stuff with trail cams this past while.  Have had several types over the years.  Recently bought 3 high end cams (reg $400-$500 each depending on where you see them.  Show special was $280) this past summer while at HuntFest.  Thought I had researched them well (chasinggame.com review site rated them high, other users as well).  I had issues with them missing pics at a wtail scrape.  Manufacturer said to set sensitivity to its highest setting - may get some false pics but will get pics of what was working this scrape.  Seemed to make a difference.  I then bought 2 other cams of a different make ($300 for IR and $350 for black flash) that have been highly rated as well.  I then set these up at a bear bait this spring.  One camera of each make.  The newest ones got 10x the pics as did my other brand (1844 verus 140 in one 4 day period - lots of ravens mind you but pictures regardless).  I tried all 3 cams of the original brand.  No difference.  Cams are on the same tree one above the other.  Pointing north.  15-20 ft from bait barrels. Some pics showed the beaver cage moved but no pics of what moved it. the first brands missed at least 8 bears that I know of -- we got pics on the second brand or were there at the time to know bears were there.  The 2nd brand missed on 3 occassions.  The 2nd last night of the season we had a bear walk right in front of these 2 cams at 12', was at the bait for 3 minutes (I videoed him) yet both cameras did not take its picture (were set to video).  One of the things I was really wanting to do was get a shot on video from the stand and also from the cams on the ground.  I would have been really choked if the cams on the ground failed to get that.  Brand #1 has requested me to send in all 3 cams for testing as they say they should be better than that.  I sent the cams last Monday and will wait to see what they say.  Have told them if there is nothing wrong their cams are expensive junk.  Calling the other Cdn dist this week to see what they say.  Have come to the conclusion that none of these things will capture "everything" that walks in front of them - but have yet to hear a disclaimer from the manufacturers about that LOL.

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Re: IR TRAIL CAMS
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 10:15:57 PM »
This is part of the reason I started to make my own cameras.  I can make a camera that will take a pic every time an animal is in front of it and it is a blast.  The problem is that I have never made an IR camera for no flash pictures so I am going to buy them.  I just bought 2 M80 cameras and will see how they go.  Buckbrush has also said he would lend me a couple cameras.  I hope to get a few pics of a big Leopard with the trail cam and then take some good pics after I shoot him. ;D

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Re: IR TRAIL CAMS
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011, 10:49:52 PM »
Hey guys I am doing a little homework and looking for a decent cheap IR cam.  Do any of you have a IR trail cam that you like and is round $100??  I need about 4 of them for my leopard hunt in Africa next year and I either have to borrow a few of them or buy some.  The PH has some as well but if I can get a camera on every bait I put out all the better for me.  The PH says he has had luck with the bushnell cameras.  Anyboddy else have a good experience with a cheap one?

Hey Nube - I have 4 Wildgame nation IR 5.0 that seem to work well (under $100 at BPS but you can find cheaper elsewhere - saw for $80 in Havre last weekend at Big R).  They have all taken video and pics for me at bear baits and deer trails. I have even captured video of a wild cat breaking into our garbage can.  LOL  My only complaint was that one seemed to shut down if the temperatures got below -10 when I was hunting whitetails last fall.  I did a lot of research on cameras and came to the conclusion that there wasnt a camera out there that was going to be a "sure thing" for trigger speed, battery life etc.  I decided to spend less money per camera and buy more cameras instead.  I am very pleased with my choice.


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Re: IR TRAIL CAMS
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2011, 09:30:54 PM »
 Me, my bro's and uncle all have the primos truth cams, only complaint is it doesn't work very well when is starts getting cold outside. Don't think you'll have to worry about that. Also a little click, but doesn't seem to bother game. Got mine in the US, might just get another on my way back from Vegas next week.