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

game cameras

Old 05-06-2006, 11:02 AM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 210
Default game cameras

looking for relatively cheap camera under 250 is there anything you can recommend or had good results with? how are the moultrie cameras?
big ten is offline  
Old 05-13-2006, 08:13 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 82
Default RE: game cameras

The newest Moultries seem to work ok. Some versions have a lot of problems. You can find the latest versions on Ebay. I have read a lot of good advice a www.chasingame.com a "consumer reports" kind of place for game cams. They have reviews and tips for many commercial brands and talk about home brews too.
marlin 25 36 is offline  
Old 05-19-2006, 02:27 AM
  #3  
Fork Horn
 
beards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kali-fornya via Mizzurah
Posts: 131
Default RE: game cameras

try this game cam forum http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/...p?showforum=50

they have game cam reviews at http://www.jesseshunting.com/reviewp...at.php/cat/226
beards is offline  
Old 05-19-2006, 10:35 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 76
Default RE: game cameras

Here's an even better game cam forum

http://hagshouse.ipbhost.com/forums/...p?&showforum=4
bagem is offline  
Old 05-25-2006, 01:22 AM
  #5  
Fork Horn
 
beards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kali-fornya via Mizzurah
Posts: 131
Default RE: game cameras

ORIGINAL: bagem

Here's an even better game cam forum

http://hagshouse.ipbhost.com/forums/index.php?&showforum=4
I got a virus the last 2 times i went there. no thanks. they keep getting hacked by someone.
beards is offline  
Old 05-25-2006, 09:50 PM
  #6  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 381
Default RE: game cameras

I've tested two versions of the Moultrie and they have both been the worst or near worst of the 13 that I have tested. From my experience I could not recommend them.

For a cheap unit you may look at the Wildview Xtreme II. I've only been using it for about three weeks but so far it is useable for a camera that costs only about $100. I do not know how well it will perform over the long run. I've had the original Wildview for about 6 months and one of the switches seems to be getting a mind of its own. These scouting cameras are cheap and are made cheap.

I'm currently buiding a digital scouting camera myself and if you are interested you could build a real nice one for $250 or less. Building your own isn't for everyone but if you are interested take a look at http://www.pixcontroller.com.

On the other hand you can buy a real nice unit for a little more than $400 and I think Pixcontroller has one for sale for about $300.

After all of this wind, my advice is to build or buy a good one.
Snoogsdad is offline  
Old 06-06-2006, 11:23 PM
  #7  
 
VA HEAD HUNTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location:
Posts: 1,177
Default RE: game cameras

you get what you pay for. cheap cams are exactly that. CHEAP. not only do the cheaper cams waste more batteries but the quality of pics and shutter speeds are horible. go with a good digital around 300 to 400 and you wont be sorry. or you can buy the cheap one and learn the lesson. then you will spend twice the money learning your lesson cause you will end up with the better one when its all said and done
VA HEAD HUNTER is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 06:24 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location:
Posts: 34
Default RE: game cameras

Basic Moultrie work great I have pics I can post if I ever figure out how to make them smaller. If you want to see e-mail me and I will send some.
Bowhunter1974 is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 09:43 PM
  #9  
 
PurcellSportingGoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 131
Default RE: game cameras

ORIGINAL: Bowhunter1974

Basic Moultrie work great I have pics I can post if I ever figure out how to make them smaller. If you want to see e-mail me and I will send some.
I agree.......
PurcellSportingGoods is offline  
Old 06-27-2006, 05:22 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: God\'s Country, Louisiana
Posts: 279
Default RE: game cameras

I have pics I can post if I ever figure out how to make them smaller.
Register at Photobucket and you can upload them there. Once you have them uploaded you can post them on your messages. This picture was taken from a Moultrie Game watcher 100 and is high resolution. I have it hosted at Photobucket and as you can see here the site allows me to post it here. I hope this helps


Tigerfan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.