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  1. JohnM

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    Glad to hear about the good CS from Browning. Something hard to get a lot of places anymore.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    And a fast turnaround too. I tested it in the house and have some gosh awful pics of my hairy legs walking by in the den. Yep, deleted them. I am going to set it out on a game trail running along a natural drain. See what it picks up. It has a much faster recovery time (less than 3 seconds IIRC) than the Stealth (7 or 8 seconds IIRC), which is handy for game passing through quickly on a trail.
     
  3. JohnM

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    Another night photo from my Browning Spec Ops camera showing the poor result.
    I understand a different model does a lot better at night.
     

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    I left my camera out for a week and it took 806 pictures in about 4 hours of NOTHING. I had the camera facing west but it was deep enough in the woods that I didn't think the soon would need with it but I guess I was wrong
     
  5. JohnM

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    I've noticed mine besides getting tripped by blowing grass will also go off from fast moving cloud shadows.
     
  6. Walkalong

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    I'll get a pic with nothing in it on occasion, but 95+% of the time it has something. That goes for the Browning and the Stealth. I have been taking some videos with the Stealth, and they are pretty cool. I put the replacement Browning out last Saturday. I hope to get positive results when I check it.

    I agree, that night photo isn't too good. Movement is some of it, but the stationary stuff isn't too clear either. What megapixel is it set on?
     
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    I don't remember what the camera is set, 1 down from max I think,
    I don't know what effect MP size has on the quality of the picture.
     
  8. jrdolall

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    My daughter hates it when I buy a new camera because I sit it on the end table in the LR for an hour to test it. I find that all of them are a bit slow on the trigger as I get a lot of shots of us walking away or just blank shots. Maybe a higher $$$ camera would solve this?
    I checked a camera on Sunday that had 81 pictures. 60 or so were of nothing but shadows and blowing weeds. I adjusted the settings but I think it may be a "cheap" issue. That's okay since I am just having fun rather than looking for a chupacabra.
     
  9. JohnM

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    I'd like to get better photos at night since that's when a lot of cool stuff is happening. I've seen some that are really good. The cameras may be inexpensive, but they're still too much to keep buying looking for a good one.
    I understand digital SLRs, but the way these trail cams work I don't get.
     
  10. JoeDorn

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    "On another note, I think the Browning has crapped out. It says "card lock" when the card isn't locked, and will not take pics anymore. Bummer. Going to call them in the AM."

    Check the card... I have several cameras set out and multiple SD cards. One card shows locked and will not format or work in the camera or on the computer... other cards work fine... BTW I am awaiting delivery on four Moultrie refurbished cameras that might still be available at $29.00 each when bought in pairs. We are in wildlife conservation and I just need to know where, when, and what. I have a Nikon for serious photography.
     
  11. JoeDorn

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    Try raising the camera. the grass is reflecting the light that is key to the exposure...
     
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    Moving leaves and limbs, clouds, tree shadows have all triggered my cameras. I had over 5000 on one camera and all but ten or so were triggered by one of the above...
     
  13. JohnM

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    I had a few pics I'd saved. I actually had some night shots that aren't too bad. I'm going down later to check it and think I'll bump the quality up to the max 10MP, I think it must be at 4MP now, maybe that's too low for sharp photos, especially at night, might also get it out of the grass.
     
  14. Charger442

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    after Primos and cuddy back and Moultries, i have moved to all Bushnell 8mp Trophy cams. I have one of the HD ones, but two of the 2012 model 8MP ones. Battery life is awesome, pic quality is great and they just work and have lasted much longer than the other ****ty cams.

    I wish i hadnt wasted my money on non-Bushnell branded cams.
     
  15. Speedgoat

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    I picked up a few Browning BTC6, Dark Ops cameras and for them being the most expensive of the Browning line, while still only costing 130 or so I am happy, these are on the normal setting at 4mp in my backyard while I'm testing them out trying to make sure I get the placement down before I set them up back in the woods.
     

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    As posted, I did. Browning replaced the camera, so I reckin' it really was crapped out. ;)

    Nice pics Speedgoat. I'll never see a Moose around here. Very cool.

    Here are a couple from the Stealth. The racoons have been out during the day a couple of times.
     

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    I had to put traps under two of my feeders yesterday just to try and get rid of the coons. About 75% of the pics are of coons hanging upside down on the feeder mechanism and they had actually removed a wingnut from one feeder! The battery and cover were down different trails but I never found the nut.
    I have a neighbor with a 12 year old boy that will be checking the traps every day before school and resetting as needed. At one feeder I had 4 coons at one time and I am not talking babies. Big fat coons. Of course they are all grain fed.
    Still getting a lot of daylight photos of nothing on one of the Moultrie cameras. I guess it is seeing shadows and limbs moving around.
     
  18. 27hand

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    trail cams

    Here is a composite slide show of some of my backyard critters.
    Some I've posted before.



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    I may get into a tree back there this week
     
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    I have to say i don't like the Moultrie 990i i bought. It only detects movement about 35-40 ft away. Night pictures are decent.
     
  20. Pat4x4

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    I love my trails cams

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  21. 27hand

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    I love my cams as well.



    I had a new guy stop by last night.

    For comparison, I am posting the earlier buck first.
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    Now, last nights buck.
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    Here are a few smaller guys also hanging around.
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    My hunting buddy brought me a squirrel a few days ago and wanted to try his hand at deer hunting from a treestand.
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    These guys haven't been around for a while but I guess knew there was a party in the neighborhood.
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  22. JohnM

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    Some nice pics here, I got this guy on the camera last time I went and got the card.
     

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    I have three 2 year olds in my back yard right now. I expect Mr Big to run them off fairly soon.
     

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  24. 27hand

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    Bushnell rebate issue

    I posted on Sept 18 about sending in for the $30 Bushnell rebate on the 2nd HD Trophy Cam I bought at Dick's.

    I received a postcard saying the $30 rebate was disallowed. "Your submission did not include an original UPC from a qualifying Bushnell product."

    Now, what to do.
    I have a copy of the paperwork I sent which was complete with the original UPC. I wrote a lengthy letter outlining the store the purchase was made at, the salesman letting me know there was a rebate but not being able to get a rebate slip printed. I already had one printed so no big deal.
    Sent everything in and now this postcard.

    They have the original UPC. I taped it and the sales receipt to a sheet of printer paper

    I told them how the rebate was a deciding factor of the purchase of my 2nd Trophy Cam and while the $30 would not break the bank for me, a little thing like this could be the deciding factor of purchasing additional Bushnell products, or not.

    I gave them a detailed list of Bushnell products I currently own ( qty 7).
    I further said due to my age and deteriorating eyesight, I was probably going to upgrade to more magnification on at least 3 rifle scopes and had anticipated getting additional trail cameras.

    I referred to "little things" like CS can keep consumers coming back or lack of same can drive consumers away.

    I'll see what happens when (if) I get a response and if so, what the outcome will be.
     
  25. futurerider103

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    After a week this is what I got. 4 pics of these guys making their way through the watering hole and 5 pics of a spastic squirrel oh and about 990 other pics of the same stuff seems to be triggered by the wind blowing the leaves . What an I doing wrong to be getting all these pics of the same stuff minute after minute?
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