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    Default Cheap game cameras, and strategies to use them

    Cheap trail cams anyone? the good the bad and ugly. Under 100 which ones to get, which ones to avoid like the plague? any advice appreciated. Arrow splitter mentioned wild game innovations IR camera. any others?
    Also strategys for the best pictures, like do you find a trail and post it, do you use a salt lick or other attractant, hang it on your stand and hope your hunting a good spot. advice welcome for the newbie.
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    Look into the Primos trail camera. You can get them for under 80 Bucks. It shoots great Day, night pictures and it also takes video. I'm heading out the door right now but when I get back I'll upload pics and video and a evaluation i done on AT about the Primos 35 trail camera.

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    I have two Moultrie IR cams I bought last year. I think they are 8 megapixel cams. Don't remember the model, but they were around $90 each. A little slow on the shutter speed, but they do take very clear pics night and day. Not many deer run past a cam either, so I'm not worried about the slower shutter speed. Pretty good cam for a pretty cheap price.
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    I borrowed a friends older Moultrie cam and it was horrible to deal with. The interface and controls were not very intuitive at all. Maybe the newer ones are better? I know I have been looking but have ruled out the Moultries based on my experience with his. If they are better now and I'm way off base I might consider one.

    Has anyone used or considered a "Plotwatcher" camera?
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    I have 2 Moultries,d-40 and d-50.Have had nothing but good luck with mine and they where $99.I put one in my regular spot and move one around through the summer months to check everything out.Usually bait with cracked corn and minerials in the summer and switch over to apples in the fall.

    Here is a site for reviews of cams

    http://gamecamerareviews.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I borrowed a friends older Moultrie cam and it was horrible to deal with. The interface and controls were not very intuitive at all. Maybe the newer ones are better? I know I have been looking but have ruled out the Moultries based on my experience with his. If they are better now and I'm way off base I might consider one.

    Has anyone used or considered a "Plotwatcher" camera?
    I know you had some bad luck with Moultrie,but they have brought out a plot watcher/camera and it is a little cheaper than the plot watcher

    http://www.basspro.com/Moultrie-Game...11745/-1803924

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    Wildview has some,i get em for $57.00 dont know how good they are but thats cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simple Life View Post
    I know you had some bad luck with Moultrie,but they have brought out a plot watcher/camera and it is a little cheaper than the plot watcher

    http://www.basspro.com/Moultrie-Game...11745/-1803924
    I have only used two older models so I don't know if it is bad luck or not. They were sturdy, used 6V lantern batteries and were black is about all I remember besides not being very user friendly.

    2 reviews on the one you linked. One 1 star and one 5 star review. Not enough for me to buy one just yet. Thanks though.
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