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Trail Camera Recommendations

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Grizzly_A, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    I'm interested in purchasing several trailcams. What do you use, how do you like it, and are there any features that you still want or could do without?

    If you haven't used one, please tell me before you start your recommendation.
     
  2. MilitaryMan84

    MilitaryMan84 Mcminnvile, Oregon Member

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    I personally haven't tried any but a friend of mine has a few cuddebacks and he loves them. if I where going to get one I would go with those.
     
  3. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    we sell 3 styles and will be getting in Primos this summer. Most of our customers tell me that they want a $100-$125 camera so they can buy more than one. When they get stolen or broken by bears then you are not out a bunch of money. If you are placing them on property where they could get stolen, I would stay away from flash cameras.
     
  4. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Good topic, Grizzly. How would we create a trigger switch for our regular cameras? Any ideas?
     
  5. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    The intended area is on private land. Turns out that after doing some field work there are elk in the area (it's been 15 years since anyone has seen elk in this particular area) and we were wanting to set up some trail cameras to see if we can get a peek at any game that are coming through the area.

    At this point I'd say that theft is not one of the top factors in selection because with a knife or pliers just about any trailcam can be compromised.

    I'm more interested in features and ease of programming, retrieval, etc. What things are easy, complicated, and so forth.
     
  7. tony98256

    tony98256 Lewis County New Member

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    I really like my Bushnell 5.0 that is currently on sale for $130 at natchez
     
  8. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    the picture under my name was taken with a Bushnell flash camera. The night pics are not the best unless they are pretty close. The not flash models, can go out 40-75ft or so. The more LED's, the further the range. Our $100 camera has simple switches on it. The $129 model has a menu that you have to change.
     
  9. MilitaryMan84

    MilitaryMan84 Mcminnvile, Oregon Member

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    is that a bull elk nose to nose with your camera? I have been staring at it for a while trying to figure it out:laugh:
     
  10. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    That is a branch bull that heard the first picture and came up for pic number 2.
     
  11. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Here is the picture.
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    Here is other picture of the Bull.
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  12. MilitaryMan84

    MilitaryMan84 Mcminnvile, Oregon Member

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    That is a very cool picture
     
  13. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    That's what I like to do in the woods too. Find a good tree and scratch my backside. ;)

    So the cuddebacks and the bushnell. I guess there aren't a lot of guys using them?

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