Trail Cams and cold weather

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I just moved up from Idaho. I have a bushnell trophycam that I used a lot in Idaho. In the owners manual it says the low limit of the operating temperature is -5 degrees F. I would like to know if anyone keeps their trail cams out all year or do you take them down when it gets extremely cold. Thanks
 

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My Moultrie took pics to 46 below. It's a discontinues model, one of the min-cams, M55 I think. Anyway, it seems like cameras react to cold differently - some fail and some don't. Use lithium batts for sure. I also use a moultris solar panel on one of my cameras. Just try it and report back.
 

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solar panel and camera
 

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On your camera with the solar panel are you using nimh rechargable batteries or are you using lithiums on that as well? Thanks for the info.
 

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I leave mine up all year. I am surprised how long they will take pics.
 

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On your camera with the solar panel are you using nimh rechargable batteries or are you using lithiums on that as well? Thanks for the info.

I've used both with success. I suppose in the dead of winter when there isn't much solar gain and temps are really cold I would probably use lithiums with the solar panel. The rechargeables are nice to reduce the cost.
 

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