Trail Cams

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,211
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I'm looking to buy a new trail cam, I'll be using it around the trails near the house this year so I can get a better idea what is coming down a few trails from the hills.

My old ones flash which I'm getting away from, have any of you used any on this list with good results? I also would like the Cam to have a viewing screen on it. Another thing that would be nice is if it's waterproof.

Top 10 Trail Cameras 2020
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
450
Perryville, Mo
I'm looking to buy a new trail cam, I'll be using it around the trails near the house this year so I can get a better idea what is coming down a few trails from the hills.

My old ones flash which I'm getting away from, have any of you used any on this list with good results? I also would like the Cam to have a viewing screen on it. Another thing that would be nice is if it's waterproof.

Top 10 Trail Cameras 2020
I have the bushnell HD and a moultrie. Can't remember which moultrie but its comparable to the bushnell. The bushnell night night be as fancy as some of the higher end cameras but does pretty good. I used Energizer lithium batteries and got almost 3 yrs out of them. That's averaging about a 1000 pics a month. I only used the moultrie for part of the year. It has a very sensitive camera which leads to lots of pictures of leaves.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
I have the bushnell HD and a moultrie. Can't remember which moultrie but its comparable to the bushnell. The bushnell night night be as fancy as some of the higher end cameras but does pretty good. I used Energizer lithium batteries and got almost 3 yrs out of them. That's averaging about a 1000 pics a month. I only used the moultrie for part of the year. It has a very sensitive camera which leads to lots of pictures of leaves.
Have you ever heard of this brand and if so are they any good?
Meidase S3 Trail Game Cameras 20MP HD 1080P H.264, Fast 0.1s Trigger Time, 0.5s Recovery Time, 82ft Motion Detecting, 100ft Night Vision, Waterproof Cams for Outdoor Wildlife Trail
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
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Perryville, Mo
I have not heard of that brand. But the specs look good. 1080p camera, .5sec recovery time and .1sec trigger are some awesome trail cam features.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,211
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I have not heard of that brand. But the specs look good. 1080p camera, .5sec recovery time and .1sec trigger are some awesome trail cam features.
I'm looking to see some other trails that the coyotes use when they come down out of the hills. There are a few that I've seen them on but never had a shot because of some big old Maples and just being in the wrong area.
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
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Perryville, Mo
I'm looking to see some other trails that the coyotes use when they come down out of the hills. There are a few that I've seen them on but never had a shot because of some big old Maples and just being in the wrong area.
Placement is a major key in getting good pictures. I have learned that.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,211
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I went with the
Meidase S3 Trail Game Cameras 20MP HD 1080P H.264, Fast 0.1s Trigger Time, 0.5s Recovery Time, 82ft Motion Detecting, 100ft Night Vision, Waterproof Cams for Outdoor Wildlife Trail
I wanted the 32MP but they were out, it came in later today so I did a quick setup and put it on a tree, hopefully tomorrow it will have some animals on it. I think the red in the picture is the brake lights from the Rhino going by.

Tomorrow I'll switch it over to the video, we'll see how the quality of the vids are.
 

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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
450
Perryville, Mo
That's awesome. You never know what your going to get on your camera. It's always exciting checking them. It's awesome getting a bobcat on it too and well the guy trespassing driving his rhino through the field.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,211
Foothills of The Adirondacks
That's awesome. You never know what your going to get on your camera. It's always exciting checking them. It's awesome getting a bobcat on it too and well the guy trespassing driving his rhino through the field.
She was there when I came down the trail in our Rhino and she never even moved, I was going to put it in another place but when I saw her, I put it on a nearby tree.
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
450
Perryville, Mo
I might try a video tonight, hopefully something shows up.
Just remember where you put them. My wife and I were walking through the woods a few years ago and I totally forgot about where I put the camera. Lol, well needless to say there is pictures. That made it interesting checking the card. Lol. Am I the only one that this weird crap happens too?
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
450
Perryville, Mo
That is awesome. That camera takes a good video. Pictures swell. Looks like you have it in a good spot. You could also put a feeder with some corn there too. Good job man.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,211
Foothills of The Adirondacks
That is awesome. That camera takes a good video. Pictures swell. Looks like you have it in a good spot. You could also put a feeder with some corn there too. Good job man.
The DEC will ticket the little guy if he puts out corn but if you're a big hunting club or a person with a name, they don't bother you.

The reason I say this is, they warned my neighbor down the road a few times but never warned another family with a "name" about feeding the deer. I'm not against feeding the deer but just the way our DEC goes about their job.
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
450
Perryville, Mo
I usually put the corn out for the squirrels but I like to catch on camera what is really eating the corn. Lol.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
I usually put the corn out for the squirrels but I like to catch on camera what is really eating the corn. Lol.
We stopped feeding the birds or squirrels when the red squirrels got bad around the house, if we didn't have any in the feeder they would come up to the back door and go crazy along with this guy showing up years back.
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mtcox1791

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Aug 16, 2017
24
Upstate South Carolina
I have a Moultrie. It is now about 6 years old. Less than a year after I bought the Moultrie, it stopped working. Moultrie honored their warranty without a problem and sent me a brand new trail cam. It has been in the woods behind my house since then. I only change batteries and swap the card. Never a problem since. I have a lot of respect for companies that honor their warranty without hassle. Whenever I buy a new one, it will be a Moultrie.
 

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