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Old 08-18-2006, 12:34 PM
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Hope all of you are well as we approach what is certain to be a wonderful deer season. I know I speak for all of us, ***** when I say that the most wonderful time of year is fast approaching! This is the time of year where each night before I drift off to sleep (usually wearing nothing but a smile.....respect), all I do is mentally prepare myself for the upcoming season. Visions of successful aging on the hoof, quick antler analysis, etc, etc.

I am in the market for one of those fancy deer cameras. I see a few pics on the site time to time and figured I would go ahead and get one for myself to see what all I have out there raoming the bottom lands of North FL.

Any recs from y'all? I am starting at square one, so any help appreciated.

Hope all of you are well and that you show your dedication to the elusive whitetail by preparing BEFORE the season so that you come away with that harvest ethically and efficiently.

Old 08-18-2006, 12:47 PM
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Nope...As a REAL deer hunter I know by the signs that I read in the woods, by the breeze in the air and the stages of the season where to find that elusive old mossy horned buck...No fancy digital cameras for me...For when I walk into the fall woods I ooze RESPECT from every pore of my body.
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:01 PM
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nchawkeye, are you demanding it? If so we will give it to you with little to no hesitation....
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:37 PM
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I recieved a Cuddeback 3.0 for X-mas. I played around with it a bit and it works real well. It takes great pics and is fun. I haven't taken anything because of it, as of yet. I like it.

nchawkeye, respect given.

TDWW, will you still retain the use of cotton thread for trail monitoring purposes if you get one of these cameras?
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:14 AM
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Go here and read up on them. They have a camera review section, and a discussion forum on game cameras...


A few things to consider are how much you have to spend,what features you want on it, and how long it will "soak" between visits. I got the Stealth Cam WD3 per the recommendation of the site owner who's job is simply to compare and contrast the many digital game cameras out there. I plan to get an extra battery and memory card so I can swap them out at the camera and take back the card to look at the pictures at the cabin.

They found that the cuddeback trigger speed is best, but it only took about half of the pictures of other brands, including Stealth, because its SENSOR for detecting gamedidn't seem to be as good. If the camera will be located at a feeder, a second's difference in trigger speed may not be asbig an issue as detecting the game. Also, cuddeback does have a bear safe box, whereas you won't find such protection from other makers, and have to make your own if you are in bear country.

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Old 08-19-2006, 07:09 AM
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I have had a Camtrakker digital for a couple of yearsthat has served me very well. It is slightly more expensive than most on the market today, but it actually has a Sony camera that you can take out and use for other photos as well. The company has renamed the models, but I have the digital model with the "strobe light" flash.

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Old 08-19-2006, 07:26 AM
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Trophy Scout Cams makes some top of the line trail cameras. I've heard alot of good things about cuddeback also. If you are really adventurous, go to hagshouse.com and learn to make your own. Whatever kind you get, just remember, you get what you pay for.
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