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    Question Trail Cam Question

    Hey guys I was wondering what kinda trail cams you guys use? LIkes/Dislikes? How well do they do in cold weather (Winter)? I'm looking to get a cam for some baiting and maybe trapping next yr.


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    I have a Stealth Cam Prowler. I got it in late March, and put it up on a tree to make sure it works in spring temperatures. It seemed to work fine, and the batteries lasted 2-3 weeks. Cost was about $340 landed in Fairbanks.

    I have 2 Gig SD cards, and depending on resolution, you will get thousands of pictures. It does color during day, and IR BW at night. It does video as well.

    I have no complaints.

    A lot of folks have Cuddy Back cameras, and they have posted pictures in the bowhunters side of this forum. I saw no problems with their photos. I think Cuddy's are a little less expensive.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Stealth Cam

    I used a Stealth Cam. Worked great for me. Due to reasons beyond my control I could not bear hunt this year, so, I lent it to friends. They went into the stand and the strap a two brackets were all that was left. They surmise a bear "smacked" it and carried it away. We looked for it several times, to no avail.

    Well the point to the story is: I have an auxillary battery pack for a stealth cam. I only used it in the spring 2008 season. It will quadruple what the six C cell batteries will do! It was $75.00 when it landed in Fairbanks. But now I have no camera. Anyone out there interested in a deal. Make me a fair offer and we should make it happen.

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    Hey Thanks for the info guys..this gives me some good places to start looking...really appreciate it.

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    Default Cuddeback 3.0

    I have a cuddeback 3.0... and older model - now the cuddebacks have names (noflash, expert, etc.).

    Anyway, takes compact flash cards, runs on D batteries, and last a couple weeks in warm weather with a few hundred pictures and videos.

    Pretty happy with the reaction time. Very happy with the resolution of the pictures.
    Could be happier with battery life, this winter I may try to rig up a battery cell of 6 volts in an ammo can to extend the battery life - nothing worse than to check the camera after a week, and find the batteries croaked a day after your last bait check.

    Got it at sportsmans back in 2002, paid a pretty penny for it, but imagine you can find the 3.0's on e-bay or the like for decent discounts.

    Good luck!

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    Default Steath cam

    I have a Steath cam bought this cam to get some pic of a black bear that was coming to get my neighbors trash on a nightly basics but when I got the cam he hasn't came back yet. I did learn I have a lot of people who walk thru my yard... Anyhow heres a pic off the cam a day and night I think its pretty clear pic for a cam. U be the judge
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    So if one was to get a new trail cam knowing that a bear could potentially rip it off of a tree, which one would you get. I don't want to spend more that a couple hundred bucks.
    Most of the reviews on Cabelas seem to be pretty negative for most cams. One particular cam is not jumping out at me. I just want good pics, time and day info and good battery life thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man Jack View Post
    So if one was to get a new trail cam knowing that a bear could potentially rip it off of a tree, which one would you get. I don't want to spend more that a couple hundred bucks.
    Most of the reviews on Cabelas seem to be pretty negative for most cams. One particular cam is not jumping out at me. I just want good pics, time and day info and good battery life thats it.
    Here's what I bought from Cabela's. About $80 on sale, reg $99.99.
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0046650417898a&type=product&cmCat=SEAR CH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&No=18&Ntt=moultrie&Ntk=Products&sort= all&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearc h-box.jsp.form1

    over 450 reviews & it gets a 4 out of 5. How do you beat that for under $100??? I have to admit I haven't tried mine yet...
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    I got a "Timber Eye" and used it last summer. Really sensitive if the grass is blowing around it. ( defenitly need to mow the grass or it will take a pic. when the grass move's) ( bird's will set it off too)

    Set up by the cabin, got a good pic. of a calf moose, a medium black bear walking away from the cabin, a couple of good shot's of a lynx, and 2 4-wheeler's that just had to check out the place, lol

    It was 90 bucks.

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