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Old 10-10-2006, 07:31 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm new to the site. I actually just stumbled upon it yesterday while I was looking for some help/reviews. Anyways, I'm fresh out of college and looking to pick up a scouting/trail camera. I've been looking at the in-expensive ones for now, something less than $100. Does anyone have any advice on wha to use? I've been looking at the WildView cameras, but the reviews I've seen on them haven't been great. Is there a better alternative option for a relatively low price? I've never used one before and I thought before I jump all in a buy a nice one, I'd like to give one of the cheaper ones a try first. That, along with the fact that having a job fresh out of college isn't the most lucrative salary in the world either, so that plays a small part. I'm not overly concerned with the clarity of the picture, I'm more interested in just seeing what's out there.

Anyways, thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:40 AM
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Well for that price your choices are certainly going to be limited. If you can stretch your budget just a little more say to $150 or so you have more options.
For the $100 range you really only have a couple of choices (1) Wildview .3MP and (2) the Moultrie Game Spy.

For $150 you can probably pick up (1) Moultrie 200 (2) Wildview 2.0MP (3) Bushnell (4) Stealth WD-2. Of the ones listed the Stealth seems to be getting the best reviews.

Check out www.chaingame.com for more in depth reviews.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:23 PM
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Wildview xtreme 2 is right at or under $100. $79.99 here at the local Menards including a $10 rebate. I tested this cam against my Cuddeback Excite this weekend and it works VERY VERY well for the price. I was tempted to return the Cudde and keep this one.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:09 AM
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trail camera's = you get what you pay for.

i can understand the tight budget but the cuddeback is my favorite
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:16 PM
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The Wildview I tried last year, didn't a long enough flash range. It was listed as 15 feet and that's not enough in my opinion.

I bought a Moultrie Gamespy 100 1.3 and it works well, but it's not the quality of a Cuddleback.
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:38 PM
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2006 Wildview has a MUCH brighter flash.

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Old 10-11-2006, 03:58 PM
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Moultrie... it may be about $125 for everything, but make sure it's digital.
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