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  • Advice on trail cameras…

     Tara updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 6 Posts
  • Tara

    Member
    June 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    I have never purchased or used trail cameras. But I am looking into buying a few for the first time. What makes a quality trail camera? I don’t necessarily need recorded video. But I want quality pictures that I can view remotely as I will be placing them primarily on public land near my family’s 10 acres, 4-1/2 hours away. Every few days or so I see a bunch of cameras on Camofire.com and I am just trying to get a general idea of what to look for.

  • Tacoma82

    Guest
    June 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    I’ve got spypoint, snyper, and ridgetec cell cams.

    Ridgetec is my favorite for sure; most features, 2 sim options included, high control ability over the network, and great battery life running 12v feeder batteries.

  • boggs002

    Guest
    June 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Before you up and buy one make sure which cell service works in the area. Most will be Att or Verizon.

  • buttinbuck

    Guest
    June 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    When I place my cameras on public I use the tasco 8 with a 8g card so if they get stolen I’m only out $30

  • dmkmpublic

    Guest
    June 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    If you plan to check remotely, that narrows things down a ton. Spypoint seems to be a solid option and I think Moultrie has some. These cams can be expensive! It stinks if they get stolen. I have my name written with permanent marker all over them.

    Personally I have the cell-link by spypoint added to a few different camera models/makes. This device replaces the SD card in your camera and uses a second one to upload the photos via cellular connection. Don’t get scared, that’s all handled by spypoint. It’s fairly cheap. They have varying plans I have 2 running on the 100 photos per month for free and 1 that I pay to have more photos uploaded (that cam is on a field edge). The batteries last! I put batteries in back in December. The cams that are on to 100 photo plans, batteries are still at like 60 and 95 percent. My filed cam is at 4 (I’ll be fixing that one this weekend).

    I have these on 2 different wild game innovation cams and 1 on an older Moultrie (that cam is like 8 years old).

  • Affectionate-Egg7947

    Guest
    June 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    I go cheap for public cameras. Never had one stolen but have had a card stolen. I go deeper than most tho so I don’t think too many people ever see them. I just have some wild game ones I got on sale for like $50 they work fine. Don’t need crystal clear pictures and if someone steals it I won’t be out too much money

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