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Cheap trail cameras!

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JusPassin 14-Nov-17
White Falcon 14-Nov-17
limbwalker 14-Nov-17
JusPassin 14-Nov-17
spike78 14-Nov-17
JusPassin 14-Nov-17
limbwalker 14-Nov-17
Lowcountry 14-Nov-17
Lowcountry 14-Nov-17
Muskrat 14-Nov-17
limbwalker 14-Nov-17
TGbow 15-Nov-17
Carolinabob 15-Nov-17
stykman 15-Nov-17
Kodiak 15-Nov-17
Kodiak 15-Nov-17
RymanCat 15-Nov-17
PECO 15-Nov-17
DanaC 18-Nov-17
DanaC 18-Nov-17
TGbow 18-Nov-17
TGbow 18-Nov-17
GF 18-Nov-17
TGbow 18-Nov-17
limbwalker 18-Nov-17
DanaC 19-Nov-17
stickhunter 19-Nov-17
Shifty 19-Nov-17
Shifty 19-Nov-17
Shifty 19-Nov-17
TGbow 19-Nov-17
Bowdil Bowhunter 22-Nov-17
sir misalots 22-Nov-17
From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17

JusPassin's embedded Photo



Cute picture of a fawn framed by the ears of the mama doe.

Taken by the way with a Tasco camera from Walmart for $24.88.

From: White Falcon
Date: 14-Nov-17




Great pic.

From: limbwalker
Date: 14-Nov-17




I'm running three of these right now, and I can't really complain for the $. One had an exposure issue, (too light, okay, too dark, repeat) but that seems to have worked itself out now.

They have given me pretty darn good service this season. I was replacing a cheap Simmons cam that I paid $40 for 5 years ago, and the only reason I had to replace it is because I left it in Colorado. LOL

The other Simmons cam I bought with it is still going strong.

Why people pay up to $200 for a trail cam is really beyond me. I'd bet they are the same ones who buy Yeti coolers. LOL

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17




Yeti coolers, now that's funny....

From: spike78
Date: 14-Nov-17




Yup you can’t beat them when theft is an issue.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17




Is that theft at the check out or in the woods.

From: limbwalker
Date: 14-Nov-17




LOL. Woods.

That's why I only buy cheap trail cams. Because I hang them on public land and I don't want to cry if one shows up missing (never has, but there is always "that guy")

From: Lowcountry
Date: 14-Nov-17




Yeah, I use the cheap ones too. I am generally cheap anyway, but I've had too many cameras disapear or quit working after one year to spend much money on them.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 14-Nov-17




I'm with you on Yet I coolers too. Don't get me wrong, there is a ace for them and zip sure they are great, but 95% of us don't need a Yeti cooler.

Yeti' s are the perfect example as to why I am not one to predict future trends. If you asked me 5 years ago if I thought you could sell $400.00 coolers and $50.00 mugs, I would have laughed in your face. Now every truck in town with a dogbox on it has a Yeti riding high, and soccer moms everywhere (my wife included) are sipping icewater out of their Yeti mug.

From: Muskrat
Date: 14-Nov-17




I thought I was cheap buying the $60 Moultrie cameras! Over four years I've had two fail....Moultrie helped me 'reprogram' the one, and they sent a replacement for the other, after it was out of warranty.

From: limbwalker
Date: 14-Nov-17




The way I see it, every trail cam is loaded with cheap-a.. chinese electronics. So why would I pad the pockets of the "big name" brands when the $25 Tasco does what I need it to do?

From: TGbow
Date: 15-Nov-17




I'm not an expert on trail cameras but me and my son have purchased cheaper cameras and nothing but problems. I bought the Browning Strike Force Elite for $110. Dependable, never had any problems ao far. That's the most I'm gonna pay but if I could find one cheaper that's dependable I will buy it, I'm pretty cheap myself.

That's a neet pic by the way.

From: Carolinabob
Date: 15-Nov-17




what's a trail camera?

From: stykman
Date: 15-Nov-17




Can't beat the Browning cams for the price as far as I'm concerned. Have had some of the cheaper ones, but not the WalMart ones and not impressed. Didn't last very long. I'm a strong believer in "you get what you pay for".

Now, if I were an outfitter relying on pics for my business success, then maybe those $500 ones would be a required investment. Since I'm not, then the $100+/- are what I'll use.

From: Kodiak
Date: 15-Nov-17




Bought a couple of Primos cams on close out at Walmart a few months ago and have had great luck with them. Got em for half price, $40 bucks apiece.

If you keep your eyes open the deals are all around. IMO there's no good reason to spend much on a game cam. I'm not cheap...just thrifty. lol

From: Kodiak
Date: 15-Nov-17




...and you'll never see me with a Yeti cooler either, only Coleman extremes for this cat.

From: RymanCat
Date: 15-Nov-17




Wild game at Dicks 40.00 not bad been using one out back not bad at at.

Thinking about getting couple more.

I been hearing good things about browning but they are expensive.

From: PECO
Date: 15-Nov-17




Coleman coolers for me. Cheap trail cam behind the house to catch the big bucks sneaking around, and the bears and mountain lions. No fashion camo for me either.

From: DanaC
Date: 18-Nov-17

DanaC's embedded Photo



I don't evenlike the word 'cheap'. 'Inexpensive' is relative. What kind of performance do you want and need? You can get 'basic' use from inexpensive cameras, but if you want faster trigger times, better video performance etc. you spend a bit more.

I'm partial to Bushnell brand cams, have gotten good stuff with them. They make expensive units and some 'stripped down' models. You won't get them for $30 at Wally world, but if you shop around you can do well.

From: DanaC
Date: 18-Nov-17




This is about as inexpensive as I'd go. All my cams are set to video now. (The above is a still from several minutes of video I got of this buck tending a pre-estrus doe.)

Until you try video you dont know what you're missing!

http://www.cabelas.com/product/hunting/trail-cameras-feeders/trail-cameras-accessories/pc/104791680/c/104767380/sc/103867380/bushnell-m-r-i-mp-trail-camera/2261614.uts?slotId=2

From: TGbow
Date: 18-Nov-17




I had 2 of these Browning cameras, one was stolen by a low life thief.

I had a couple of the $50 cameras, there may be some good ones out there in that price range but this Browning Strike Force Elite is dependable, takes good pics and has very good battery life.

https://www.google.com/search? q=browning+strike+force+elite&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa =X&ved=0ahUKEwi1xuTc2cjXAhXqxFQKHeDECrYQ_AUICigB#spd=660361321902 5690314

From: TGbow
Date: 18-Nov-17




Sorry, I posted the wrong link. Here's the link.

https://www.valleyseek.com/browning-bro-btc-5hde-browning-trail- camera-strike-force-e/store/show_item/566321/? source=googleps&gclid=Cj0KCQiA0b_QBRCeARIsAFntQ9qC5WyaB3moEtl8Q46 qXCmY9nhLDfngsPfV9Z1OsGTzPLv303CtOVUaAhA2EALw_wcB

From: GF
Date: 18-Nov-17




Maybe if you buy them cheap enough, nobody will bother to steal them from you? Not when there’s a better one probably 50 yards down the trail....

From: TGbow
Date: 18-Nov-17




Some people will steal anything. Just because they think they can get away with it.

From: limbwalker
Date: 18-Nov-17

limbwalker's embedded Photo



Here's a nice one my buddy is chasing, taken from a $24 Wal-Mart Tasco that's given me great service.

From: DanaC
Date: 19-Nov-17




That picture is a reminder - put your camera up high, and it's less likely to be seen & stolen.

I like mine in the thick stuff where you don't see them easily. In a clearing on much-used property, you increase your risk.

These mounting swivel brackets are great for positioning cams wherever, and they're chea to make ;-) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru5_r3y1dNI&list=LLx1H-NQj_MKbr1aFGmooPGQ&index=40

From: stickhunter
Date: 19-Nov-17




I never had much luck with the cheaper cameras. Either poor image quality or didn't last long before they stopped working. I have 4 Browning strike force cameras that I run on 10-20 second video and I couldn't be happier. They are all set on private land though where there is a lower chance of theft.

From: Shifty
Date: 19-Nov-17




I only have one cam a Bushnell Wal-Mart special under $100 on clearance it does fine for me.

From: Shifty
Date: 19-Nov-17




Oh,I left this out a friend has some of those Spy Point or something like that and he watches his cams pics from his Cell Ph from any where he is at working or what ever.

From: Shifty
Date: 19-Nov-17




Sorry couldn't help it but i had to review that Browning cam and it does seem to be a great unit and not that expensive.

From: TGbow
Date: 19-Nov-17




We had 3 of the Stealth P12 cameras and had nothing but problems. I finally threw them away. Stealth may make some good cameras but the P12 ain't one of them.

From: Bowdil Bowhunter
Date: 22-Nov-17




Thanks for the advice on the cheap trail camera. I didn't know you could buy a camera for $25. Cool picture too.

From: sir misalots
Date: 22-Nov-17




I always wonder when I see picks of nothing if a 12 point just walked by As said trigger times are important

But Im cheap as well and cant bring myself to spend a lot. I use em for fun anyway so its not that critical





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