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Greg Grimes #188032 10/15/09 09:12 PM
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Hmm, old thread revisited with same problems.

The Leaf river was exceptional, until it stopped. I'm trying the Bushnell Trophy camera for no particular reason other than it's small and supposed great battery life. I'll report back the results. My cheap Moultrie is still my most relaible camera.

fyi, Cabelas now has a 60 day limit fo refunds/returns on trail cam's.

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Bought two of the Stealth Cam Sniper Pro and they work great. 8.0 megapixels and 2gb of storage. Plenty for my use, and the 8.0 megapicel has awesome resolution. Check it out in the Cabelas catelog. I paid $149. each, and would do it again if I were still looking.

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One of the Bushnell "Trophy" cams has been returned, the only pic it took was of my hand approximately 3 foot away while I was turning it off. The other Bushnell is working well for now, any new Cuddeback buyers, thinking of going that route now.

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Any recent input on the Bushnell Trophy Cam???
Thanks in advance.


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We run 2 Bushnell trophy cam's in video mode year round and they have not failed after 2 yrs. The size and quality of the SD card does make a difference though. 2 G is all you need. Excellent quality videos you can check out on u tube bakersacranch channel.


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- began fill Aug 25 - full pool Nov 18
- fish stocked Oct 25: 1200 Shellcracker; 3800 bluegill bream; 500 channel catfish
May 2012: 500 LMB May 2012; 50 "permitted" sterile grass carp.


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Correction: bakersacresranch


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4.5 acre woodland pond constructed Feb 2011
- began fill Aug 25 - full pool Nov 18
- fish stocked Oct 25: 1200 Shellcracker; 3800 bluegill bream; 500 channel catfish
May 2012: 500 LMB May 2012; 50 "permitted" sterile grass carp.


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I love my bushnell cam! Good pic and vid for the money.

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Love bushnell cams.. Best I've owned out of moultrie, cuddie, stealthcam and wildgame innovation.. Wouldn't ever buy anything different from now on..


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The Bushnell Trophy Cam is the best trail camera for the money - period. I've tried cheaper ones and they always end up having major problems.
I'll put it this way - I've got 10 Bushnell Trophy Cams, and I don't have that many because they suck.
I've only had issues with 2 or 3 of them, but that's years of exposure to the elements and exhaustive use (thousands of pictures). And all I need to do send them to Bushnell and they'll repair them as good as new.
This year I bought a couple of the "basic" 8MP Trophy Cams from B&H Photo (online) for $139 - free shipping. The price goes up for the HD, black flash, etc. versions.

If you want absolute perfection and flawless performance, you'll have to shell out $550 for a Reconyx. Make no mistake, I'd love to have a Reconyx but unfortunately I ain't rollin' in Benjamins.

I've been extremely satisfied with my Bushnell Trophy Cams. I doubt you'll find a better camera anywhere close to that price.

*FYI: Don't get the Bushnells cameras they sell at Walmart - they aren't the same. Only get the models in the "Bushnell Trophy Cam" line. I haven't been able to find them in any local stores, but maybe that's b/c I live in the boondocks.

Good Luck!

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This website has full reviews. I will say cuddyback has the worse customer service ever! I'm using a moultrie M100 right now. I like it.
http://www.chasingame.com/


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Originally Posted By: Jwwann
This website has full reviews. I will say cuddyback has the worse customer service ever! I'm using a moultrie M100 right now. I like it.
http://www.chasingame.com/


In my experience, Stealth Cam is worse than Cuddie. Returned 2 cameras at the same time, one to each company. Cuddie was back in 2 weeks, Stealth Cam took a month and it didn't work. Returned in and it was another month before a camera showed up from them.


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I've had good luck with my Trophy. Sometimes the pics are dark and that's a pretty common complaint. Got another Covert that's been good, but picture quality not as good as the Trophy.

New Covert Special Ops Code Black due in on Monday. It will be my first wireless cam. Looking forward to seeing how that one works out. No more driving 60 miles R/T to see what's on the camera.

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At one time Cudde made the best of the cams. Now, they don't even make a very good one.


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A few years ago I was on a quest for a good trail cam. I could not afford the American made brands. I really want a reconex. Here are a few pics from the camers.
Moultrie d55IR. This camera took good pick but had poor range.

This is the Cuddeback. It took decent pictures but I started getting white specks in my pictures.

I contacted customer service. Waited on hold for 45 minutes and gave it up. Thank god for cabellas kick ass return policy. I then decided to try the primos line up.
Primos truth cam.

the truth cam by far took the best pictures. Just one problem. It made a pretty load click each time a picture was taken. I would have one good pic of deer and two more of them high tailing it out of there. Back to cabellas it went. I finally settled on the moultrie M100. It's works pretty good. Every once in while you have to drop battery pack to reset it.

Can't seem to find a pic on my iPad from night time but found video.
[img]http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa477/jwwann/PICT0740.mp4[/img]
[img]http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa477/jwwann/PICT0062.mp4[/img]


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Jwwann:

In looking at the pics I have a few questions.

1) when you say the Moultrie had poor range, do you mean sensing range or IR flash range?

2) I found that the response time at Cuddie depends on time of the year. I wish that they'd staff the lines with more people during the busy time of the year (i.e. hunting season). The deer is washed out because of how close it is to the camera. If it was further away, it wouldn't be so white. I think the white spots are dust on the inside of the lens.

Look at the tree in the background and see how it's illuminated in the 3 pics. I realize the first pic it's still partially light out.

VERY nice deer BTW!

I'd really like to run the cameras in video mode, but I want the date/time stamp on the images more. Now if someone would come up with a way to put that in the video mode, I'd get it in a heartbeat.


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The sensing range was the problem with moultrie d55ir. The cudde worked great and I loved it till I tried getting customer service. The problem with the white specs was only on about half the pics. The moultrie I have now in video mode will snap a pic with date time then record the video then snap another pic. I like it. It would be nice if the video was time stamped though.


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Well I got my butt off couch and went back to the dinosaur. Man I've about forgot how to use that thing. Here some pictures showing how the time stamp works on M100.

[img]http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa477/jwwann/PICT0004.mp4[/img]

For some reason photobucket will only let me do 5 sec videos.


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I second the Bushnell. I bought my first one in Sept for about $140 (sorry, don't know model) and used through February. It took about 4000 good pictures (mixed day/night) and I never had to change the AA batteries.

I've recently used the Wildgame (only lasted 2 weeks) and a couple of Moultries that lastes about 1 year each before the Busnhell.


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