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    Trail Cameras

    What are your favorite trail cameras? Any one brand/ type that stands out - or to avoid? What features to look for?

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    I've got three. A Cuddeback Expert, Cuddeback Capture and a Bushnell Trophy. Both the Cuddebacks have failed and had to be replaced at my expense thru Cuddeback. Both are currently acting up. So far the Bushnell Trophy has been great except for some occasional white out shots (during the day) due to the IR activating when it isn't needed.

    I will be buying more Bushnell's for now as long as it keeps treating me well. They run forever on 4 AA batteries and are very small making packing and hiding them much easier.

    Here is the Expert...


    Here is the Capture...


    Here is the Bushnell....

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    One of the Bushnell at night using the IR. I really prefer flash pictures but the IR is a lot more inconspicuous and it seems to be much easier on the batteries.

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    I use the bushnell trophy 8MP. It is small, lightweight and does take great photos.

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    Is the Bushnell Trail Sentry 5MP a decent camera? They have them on camofire right now for $73.50.

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    Love my Cuddeback Captures. Couldn't even tell ya how many great pictures I've got outta them. Great pictures in the daylight hours and great in the dark. I'm pretty sure i've never had a blank picture outta one of them. The battery life is great too. I've got an old Moultrie Gamespy 200 that is a great camera but the battery life is terrible and it runs off a 6-volt.

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    I have been a stealth cam guy myself starting with the 35mm. I have had very few issues with them and have no complaints. i390, i490, WD1, WD2 (WD2 is by far one of the fastest trigger speed cams I have used) and 35mm cams.

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    I have an HCO Scoutguard 550V that did great for me last year. I plan on buying another as well as trying a Bushnell 8.0 MP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    What are your favorite trail cameras? Any one brand/ type that stands out - or to avoid? What features to look for?
    I've tinkered around with several different brands of cameras and Reconyx makes the best trail cams, hands down. In my experiences, Cuddeback has been the worst. I've had nothing but headaches with that company. You will save yourself a lot of trouble, time and money if you snag a HyperFire.. or any Reconyx cam for that matter.
    Last edited by Elkoholic307; 04-15-2011 at 03:59 PM.
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    If you can afford it Reconyx is definetly a buy once cry once sort of deal. Otherwise compile a list of must have features and figure out what works best for you. The rest of the cameras are a mix of quality, battery life, speed, photo quality, detectability and durability. Just have to figure out what of those features is most important to you.
    Nick

 

 

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