Hunting Gear Discussion Clothing, stands, ATV's, optics, scents, calls, etc... read the latest reviews of hot new hunting gear items here.

Digital Game Cam

Old 03-22-2006, 09:45 AM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
IL_ray_phillips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Flora, IL
Posts: 1,239
Default Digital Game Cam

I am considering the purchase of a Moultrie 3.1 digital. Just curious if anyone has used 1. If so how does it perform. I have heard the rechargable 6 volt batteries are junk but this 1 comes with a solar panel that helps keep the charge. Here is the pic of it.




IL_ray_phillips is offline  
Old 03-23-2006, 08:26 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 12
Default RE: Digital Game Cam

I dont actually own the camera, but I have customers who use it, and my grandfather has one. I have seen pictures from my grandfathers and they look great.
The rechargeable battery actually works great for the camera, its the alkaline 6 Volts that are terrible. Since you have the solar panel with that camera you dont have to worry about recharging the battery, unless its cloudy for several days.
When you need replacement 6 Volt rechargeables, they can be found here:
http://www.bohannonbattery.com/html/sla.html

Josh

Joshua1 is offline  
Old 03-23-2006, 08:40 PM
  #3  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 381
Default RE: Digital Game Cam

I've had the opportunity to test 12 digital scouting cameras and the Moultrie cameras have been disappointing. If you would like, you can go to the website below and read the reviews. There are much better cameras available.
Snoogsdad is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:44 PM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
titleist_03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,704
Default RE: Digital Game Cam

The rechareable batteris from Moultrie work great in this camera. I used a regular one the first go round and it drained it in no time. As far as the camera goes I've had some issued with it. Picture quality is great but I've had problems with it taking pics. I set it up on the same tree as my homebrew and it missed 9 pictures. All 9 of those were deer walking perpidicular to the camera at around 25-30 feet. I read some places that guys were having the same problems so to fix it they were having better luck setting the camera around 20 inches off the ground. I tried this the past week and had much better results. I had more pictures this week then the past 4 combined. It could be dumb luck from just using a different trail but I believe the camera needs to be lower than most.
titleist_03 is offline  
Old 03-29-2006, 07:22 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 82
Default RE: Digital Game Cam

It is important to set this camera about 20 inches off the ground. I have gotten pictures of a rabbit, and a squirrel walking by. Some of them work good and some do not. The company is good about replacing any defective ones though. The site www.chasingame.com is a comsumer reports kind of place. They test cameras and tell you what they found. lots of helpful hints too. As with many things, you get what you pay for.
marlin 25 36 is offline  
Old 04-13-2006, 11:47 PM
  #6  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 287
Default RE: Digital Game Cam

Snoogs, have you tested the trailghost P41LE www.trailghost.com or the Pennswoods Ds-o4, www.Pennswoods.com ? I have cameras made by both of these companies and wondered how they stack up. They are very similar because they both use a Sony 4.1 megapixel removable camera.

I think they are awesome, I bought the Penn's when Cabelas had them marked wrong at 400 something, but found the Trailghost P41LE to work just as good for a lot less. I like removeable cameras, it makes the wife happy when she can use them on vacation

What do you think about these cams?
cybersniper is offline  
Old 04-14-2006, 10:26 AM
  #7  
Dominant Buck
 
kevin1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ramsey , Indiana
Posts: 22,545
Default RE: Digital Game Cam

I don't have that particular model , but I have the 1.3 mp and have been pretty satisfied with it so far . I have a rechargeable gel battery purchased from Sportsman's Guide for $10 , and a $20 solar recharge panel from Bass Pro for it , the regular lantern batteries just weren't enough . Here's an example pic from it:


Caught a pic of my self by accident while checking a dripper . LOL

The improvement that a 3.1 would impart should be noticeable . If it has the heat sensor it would definitely be worthwhile .
kevin1 is offline  
Old 04-16-2006, 02:47 PM
  #8  
Fork Horn
 
beards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kali-fornya via Mizzurah
Posts: 131
Default RE: Digital Game Cam

i have a gamespy 100 and it works pretty good.the batteries are okay too except they dont last long, maybe 2 weeks before you have to recharge them. i have the solar panel charge and it keeps the batteries going except i dont use it on public land, its big and people will see it. heres some reviews http://www.jesseshunting.com/reviewp...at.php/cat/226
beards is offline  
Old 04-17-2006, 08:53 AM
  #9  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 287
Default RE: Digital Game Cam

Beards,

What megapixel is the Gamespy??
cybersniper is offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 07:58 AM
  #10  
Dominant Buck
 
kevin1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ramsey , Indiana
Posts: 22,545
Default RE: Digital Game Cam


ORIGINAL: cybersniper

Beards,

What megapixel is the Gamespy??
Mine is also the Game Spy 100 , it's 1.3 megapixels .
kevin1 is offline  

Quick Reply: Digital Game Cam


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.