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Cellular trail cameras

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Babysaph 08-Aug-21
Riverwolf 08-Aug-21
6bloodychunks 08-Aug-21
Riverwolf 08-Aug-21
Babysaph 08-Aug-21
Babysaph 08-Aug-21
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bowshot 08-Aug-21
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A Tag 08-Aug-21
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Mike E 09-Aug-21
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Babysaph 10-Oct-21
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From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Aug-21




I have a new lease in Ohio and want to buy some trail cameras to scout some while I’m not there. Anyone have any experience with the ones that send the pics to your cell phone? What kind do you recommend?

From: Riverwolf
Date: 08-Aug-21




54321.............NONE......;^)))))))

From: 6bloodychunks
Date: 08-Aug-21




ive been using the spypoint link micro lte camera.

gotta say i really like it alot.

i hear some bad reviews, but i think alot of them are from people that dont set them up properly.

im buying another one or 4 lol :)

From: Riverwolf
Date: 08-Aug-21




Why does one from WV need to "lease" hunting land in Ohio ?

Ohio is like .60 mil acres public...WV like 1.5 mil...?

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Aug-21




Thanks

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Aug-21




Don’t need to. Want to.

From: [email protected]
Date: 08-Aug-21




Hard to beat Cuddelink but they have a learning curve for programming I also use SpyPoints which are easy peasey and smaller with AA batteries not the D batteries for cuddeback.Make sure you get cams for your phone/carrier (ATT or Verizon)

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Aug-21




Thanks

From: bowshot Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Aug-21




Can't stand seeing them in the woods. Feels like an invasion of privacy. Just my opinion.

From: 782GearUSMC
Date: 08-Aug-21

782GearUSMC's embedded Photo



This is my trail cam. Covers greater distances and observes more signs that tell me more. No batteries required and theft-proof. :)

From: Barber
Date: 08-Aug-21




I have friends that use the spypoint . They really like them and have had good luck with them. I have not personally tried them . The places I hunt there is no cell service so can’t use them. But wish I could .

From: Aimsmall15
Date: 08-Aug-21




Pretty sure original post asked what ones do you recommend not why you dont like them. Spy Point all the way.

From: Nitro1970
Date: 08-Aug-21




I've been using the Tactacam Reveal for the last several months. No issues so far.

From: [email protected]
Date: 08-Aug-21




ignore the remarks from the elitists I guess they need the virtue signaling

From: Longcruise
Date: 08-Aug-21




I wish there was service in the places I put mine. That type of camera is not legal for hunting in Colorado for hunting but they can be used for advance scouting. This is the compliance requirement.

"Use live-action game cameras to locate, surveil, or aid/assist in locating/surveiling game wildlife in order to take/try to take wildlife during the same or following day."

From: overspined Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Aug-21




Lol agree Riverwolf

From: A Tag
Date: 08-Aug-21




Maybe haters should start a I hate trail cameras thread. A man ask a question on cameras recommendations that are as far as I know 100% legal in Ohio. Sorry Jack, I have no experience with cellular cameras but I think it’s a great way to see what kind of deer you have on your new lease. Congratulations and good luck with your new lease.

From: spike78
Date: 08-Aug-21




Tacticam Reveal I have 2 love them! Great to not have to walk in tick and mosquito ridden woods to check them worth every penny!

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Aug-21




You guys are tough. I’ll give you that. And I will do what I want on my land. The American way. Heck I even have a cell phone and a 4 wheeler. Work smary

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Aug-21




You really don’t think I pay attention to someone typing on a computer do ya? Lol

From: CMF_3
Date: 08-Aug-21




They're fun. Moultrie works well.

From: Verdeburl
Date: 08-Aug-21




Lots of off color posts here. As to cameras—it’s a choice to use them, or not to. As to leasing ground in another state- maybe the OP is looking for a different experience out of state with bigger bucks. I travel to where I can hunt bigger bucks myself. There are some nice WV bucks in the bow hunting only area. There are also nice buck opportunities in Ohio. As to public land—we all can choose to do that too if we want. It’s all about choices. My choice—lease ground where I can have opportunities at world class bucks and keep my mouth shut when it comes to bashing others. It’s pretty easy for keyboard cowboys to spew garbage. I’m just glad I don’t hunt with people with judgmental attitudes Life is short folks—too short for me to dedicate time berating others who choose different methods, equipment, and a bow that isn’t like mine. With some of the thread responses I see on this site I’ll take the time to say this —-GROW UP!

From: robwallace7
Date: 08-Aug-21




I just got some of the SpyPoint Link Micros. Really enjoying them so far. Easy to set up via the app. Free plan for 100 pics/month.

From: Silverback
Date: 09-Aug-21




Had my spy point micro for 2 years with no problems. You just have to have reception to a cell tower and where I live that can be a problem. For all the haters, I don't use them for hunting. In fact they are not in any woods that I hunt. I only use them to watch the wildlife.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Aug-21




Thanks guys. I don’t mind using them. The Wensels use em. I will too

From: Mike E
Date: 09-Aug-21




Well good luck with whatever you get,,what county ya got yer lease in ?

From: olddogrib
Date: 09-Aug-21




Where I'm at it would be worse than getting robocalls every thirty seconds from squirrels and crows and coons!

From: Missouribreaks
Date: 09-Aug-21




Trespassers hate these cameras, great for private land use.

From: TPjeep
Date: 09-Aug-21




I don't know much about the cameras, but if you have a pretty good drive to your hunting areas, I think it's a great idea to put up cameras, time is valuable, to each's own, good luck finding the one that works for you

From: Yooper-traveler
Date: 09-Aug-21




I don't have them, but two guys I know swear by the spypoint. I would give it a go but no cell service at either one of my properties. I'm still using the old cams.

From: Wallace Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Aug-21




I only recently took the cellular plunge, I went with the SpyPoint.

So far, I'm happy with them. I like the fact that you can control the frequency of picture transmission. This allows you to conserve battery life. I have it set to transmit twice daily (once at 1015 am, once at 1015 pm). They have a free option that's good for 100 pictures per camera per month. You can also raise that limit for a fairly nominal fee, I believe $5 month to go to 250 pictures.

I like being able to control the camera via the app. You can change all the settings using the app. You truly can get the camera out, then not muck up the area with the scent. I do plan on taking them down before the season commences, as cellular cameras during a hunt is a bridge too far for me.

They have a nice referral program, if you provide the email address of someone who referred you, both you and they receive either credit or a rebate opportunity.

From: Tembo62
Date: 09-Aug-21




I've got a spyoint, it'sok but it still won't take ir pics at night after being on the phn with them mutiple times. I'll get a Muddy next time.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Oct-21




Thanks guys. Since some of the guys on here do not want me in Ohio I decided not to go.

From: msinc
Date: 11-Oct-21




I have two Tacticam Reveal cameras and they work perfect...very easy to set up too.

From: Crow#2
Date: 11-Oct-21




Sorry but I'm with bow shot.Ive used them but no more.Its just pics to me . Really doesn't help my success.Even though I don't really like them I can see why alot of people do. I tru not to nock others.

From: Stix
Date: 11-Oct-21




It's all about fair chase and woodsmanship, and how far you're willing to compromise it.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 11-Oct-21




I don't feel bad for seeing what is on my lease since I am 7 hours away. It doesn't shoot my arrows. LOL

From: tradmt
Date: 12-Oct-21




Trail cams are the devil.

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 12-Oct-21




Last year a local guy got a bear on his cameras, it was sent to his phone, and he went directly over there and shot it. It happens.

From: stickbowhntr
Date: 12-Oct-21




Maine , agree great cameras.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 12-Oct-21




I don't think the deer will be there after my 7 hour drive. Heck I know guys that use cell phones for the same thing. If you are a cheater you will find a way to cheat.

From: Tembo62
Date: 13-Oct-21




babysaph, Don't listen to these whiners, the only way I'd accept their no camera cause is the same way I do antihunters; walk naked into the woods then lay down and die, other than that you use technology have an adverse affect on wildlife and land.

I love the idea of the cell cam, it's like I'm hunting all the time. I find a place that has sign and I use the camera to confirm what I found.

I have a Spypoint, it's ok but I can't get the night pic thing to work, all I get is black pics/no flash. Customer service kinda sucks. Next one I get will be a Muddy.

From: mountaineer
Date: 13-Oct-21




The Leatherwall has spoken Jack... you must turn in your traditional card.

I used them one year and sold them BECAUSE they stressed me out when they'd send me pics on days I wasn't / couldn't be hunting. LOL I used the SpyPoint and didn't have any issues with function. Cool device and I see them being very useful in the very situation you described.

From: Stix
Date: 13-Oct-21

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No whining, just explaining our view:

Having a hunting area bugged so you know exactly where animals are at the exact time you are hunting fulfills the human need for instant gratification without the need to put in the effort of scouting, etc. It equates to a total lack of woodsmanship, and is the pinnacle of laziness.

Using emerging technology that goes beyond normal human ability in order to find game is also a threat to fair chase principals, again solely for the need of instant gratification.

I am glad I took the lead to have them prohibited for hunting use in Colorado.

From: limbwalker
Date: 13-Oct-21




When I saw the title of the thread, I wondered how many posts there would be before it turned into a contest of whose horse was higher... Now I know.

Glad to know that after 20+ years the trad ethics police are still on the job.

From: Stix
Date: 13-Oct-21




Fair chase is not an 'ethical decision'. It is a guiding principle in hunting established by the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, and championed by Aldo Leopold. The Model is the prime basis that hunting is established as the prime tool for Wildlife management in all 50 states and Canadian provinces. Without the 'hunt' in hunting, we are nothing more than killing wildlife without any regard for the resource.

From: [email protected]
Date: 13-Oct-21




Well it's a babysaph thread :)

You have to scout to know where to put the camera.

From: Clinton Gowin
Date: 13-Oct-21




I have three and I chose the Stealthcam units because I have two about 100 miles apart on different properties and one about 400 miles out. For the plan prices Stealtcam was hard to beat. If you plan to put several on one piece of property the Cuddeback would be hard to beat. You can RF link them together in one network and only have one “master” that requires a cellular account. I think it depends on what you plan to do with them. I have had 0 issues with my Stealthcam units.

I have mine download once a day. They CAN download instantly and let you know exactly when something is at your spot, but I don’t use mine that way. They eat batteries much faster on instant download. Mine just help me decide WHERE I want to hunt…..SE Oklahoma, NE Oklahoma or TX Panhandle for the weekend. I love that! Good luck to you.

From: Clinton Gowin
Date: 13-Oct-21




I have three and I chose the Stealthcam units because I have two about 100 miles apart on different properties and one about 400 miles out. For the plan prices Stealtcam was hard to beat. If you plan to put several on one piece of property the Cuddeback would be hard to beat. You can RF link them together in one network and only have one “master” that requires a cellular account. I think it depends on what you plan to do with them. I have had 0 issues with my Stealthcam units.

I have mine download once a day. They CAN download instantly and let you know exactly when something is at your spot, but I don’t use mine that way. They eat batteries much faster on instant download. Mine just help me decide WHERE I want to hunt…..SE Oklahoma, NE Oklahoma or TX Panhandle for the weekend. I love that! Good luck to you.

From: Stix
Date: 13-Oct-21




It equates to the same reason Alaska prohibits hunting the day you fly into camp. You can see exactly where the animals are when you fly in, and go directly to that area. No glassing, no tracking, no nothing. No fair chase hunt involved.

It's up to sportsman to police themselves, otherwise the public will, through ballot initiative.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 13-Oct-21




thats right noltz. I know how to start a thread. No left wing right wing threads for this old guy. Cameras are ok depending on who uses them. No one bust the wensels chops when they use em. I don't pay any attention to you guys. You should know that by now. I like my cameras. Now I know why you guys don't kill much. You walk around the woods looking for game after walking 2 states away to get there. Gimme a break. Blow that smoke up someone else's bung hole. Oh btw, leave your cell phone in the truck. LOL. Now I have to go check my pics. hahahahaahhha

From: Maynard
Date: 13-Oct-21




I agree with Stix

From: Stix
Date: 13-Oct-21




I appreciate the vote of confidence but It's not about taking sides. It's about what is right as it applies to fair chase and the 80% of non- hunting public's view, who in the end, will be a key in ballot initiatives which may suppress the privilege to hunt and fish.

From: beemann Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Oct-21




I hunted with a guy who thought all trail cameras should be illegal. Two days later he was guiding hunters in on a Caribou with a two way radio. Go figure.

From: limbwalker
Date: 13-Oct-21




What's "right" is subjective. 80% of the non-hunting public could give two sheets about trail cams. Don't kid yourself.

There is what's legal or not legal. That is all. What's "ethical" or not is solely up to the individual to decide.

Where trail cams are legal, I don't see why anyone would give a rats behind what anyone else thinks about them. Use 'em if you want. Don't use 'em if you don't want.

Life is too short to sit around and wring hands about who uses what legal means to hunt.

From: [email protected]
Date: 13-Oct-21




What was the famous Wensel buck they sold jerky from? I remember hearing they had 13 cameras out patterning him.

From: beemann Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Oct-21




I find it comical that all these pure mountain man types sit around typing on a computer all day after something on stick bow offends their traditional sensibilities.

From: beemann Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Oct-21




I find it comical that all these pure mountain man types sit around typing on a computer all day after something on stick bow offends their traditional sensibilities.

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Oct-21




Like I could figure out how to use one if I wanted too I’ll stick with boot leather

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Oct-21




Like I could figure out how to use one if I wanted too I’ll stick with boot leather

From: Jegs.mi Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Oct-21




Well me now I m a real purist. No cameras no camouflage. If you don't do it exactly like me that makes you untraditional.....who wants to be " untraditional"nobody that's who. why if we don't pretend we're harvesting instead of hunting They yes that's right " they" won't let us hunt anymore. So hurry up and subscribe to my version of hunting morality so we can be "traditional" together. Don't worry if you miss out this time I have plenty to spare.

From: Phillipshunt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Oct-21




Good luck with the cameras. Your the same guy that cant get ONX to work lol.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 13-Oct-21




I got it to Phillip. Haters gonna hate. you are easy my friend. hahahahaha

From: LDB
Date: 13-Oct-21




My game warden friend does not believe that they should be allowed during deer season and would change the law if he could, he said that they are working on modifying the law.

From: Smokedinpa
Date: 13-Oct-21




I can tell you what not to buy. CovertWireless. Had nothing but problems with mine. I believe Tacticam and Spypoint would be a good place to start. You’ll enjoy getting the pictures had it will help you get an idea of what’s in your area. Remember big deer are smart. They avoid cameras and corn piles because they know. Not saying a big boy won’t follow a hot do to one but it’s rare. The other thing you quickly realize is the move 95% at night. The mostly help you keep your ass in the seat and entertain you. Enjoy your cameras and ignore people who shouldn’t be posting.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Oct-21




I don’t worry about these guys typing on their computers.

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Oct-21
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I have 8 spypoint link micro's and would buy 8 more... probably will over time. They work great and are exceptionally reasonable. 100 free pics a month if you don't want to buy the plan and several plans between free and $13 for unlimited pictures.

I have had to re format a camera or two. Been running 4 for 2 years and 4 for a year. The customer service has been very helpful in keeping them running and has replace two for me under warranty.

I enjoy seeing what's out there more than anything. I have had two bucks on my property that I would have never known existed had it not been for the cameras.. Still have yet to see one of them in person. Sent the pics to a friend of mine in Kansas and he asked me why I was leaving GA to come hunt in Kansas.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion.. I realize that the people that are giving negative opinions don't care anymore about what others think about them than what we think about their opinions...

BigJim

From: A Tag
Date: 14-Oct-21




Thanks for the review Big Jim. I have been thinking about getting a cellular camera also. I don’t think they will work in 99% of the places I have cameras but I think one might be fun to experiment with….. i’m not worried about losing my traditional card I lost it years ago when I bought my first pair of Sitka pants.

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 14-Oct-21




If you have a trail camera, it will guarantee that you will kill a buck. They make it a slam dunk, dont even give the deer a chance. :-)

From: tradmt
Date: 14-Oct-21




Illegal during season in Montana, and I agree that’s how it should be. I have never owned or used a camera, just not interested but I know several guys that do. I certainly see no issue pre-season but for me personally, I want to see a buck or bull in the flesh the first time

From: Supernaut
Date: 14-Oct-21




Doc, your arm has to get sore from stirring once in awhile or maybe you look like Popeye.

Keep up the good work! ;)

From: jdbbowhunter
Date: 14-Oct-21




Buddy had a Spy point,was pretty good. got ruined in a flood ,switched to tactacam. Better quality pics.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 15-Oct-21




Mines waterproof and also good for fishing. lol

From: limbwalker
Date: 18-Oct-21




My favorite use for trail cams these days is to keep watch over my camp when I'm away, or my truck when I leave it at a trailhead. LOL

From: Silverback
Date: 18-Oct-21




I have been using the spypoint micro for the last 2 years and have been happy with it. I use it all year long as I enjoy getting pictures of wildlife.

From: Arrowbuster
Date: 18-Oct-21




Tactacam reveal gets my vote. 2nd year for me with them. I have 2. Although I agree cams are no replacement for boots on the ground intel it is a useful tool and I like the idea of leaving an area undisturbed after placement. Especially useful if you don’t live close to your hunting area. The best advice I can give on these type cams is put energizer lithium batteries in them. They are power hugry and those are the only batteries I have found that last.

From: stickhunter
Date: 18-Oct-21




I’d be cautious of making much of an investment for trail cameras until we see how deep the new bans on cameras goes.

Arizona has already completely banned the use of trail cams and several other states have restrictions on their use.

I like my 4 browning non cellular cams but I do have mixed feelings about the use of cellular cams during an open season,

There are allot of private land owners who permit hunting but don’t permit cameras on their property.

With that being said, I don’t see how they can legally ban trail cams on private property without banning door bell cams, security cams ect..

Very controversial subject or sure.

From: limbwalker
Date: 18-Oct-21




Yup, can only ban them on public land unless they want to find themselves in the supreme court.





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