Wildgame Innovations IR-4 Trail Camera

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Wildgame Innovations IR-4 Trail Camera
Reviewed by: Ryan Taylor
Category: Trail Cameras
Recommended?: No

The wildgame Innovation IR-4 Trail Cameras are a true waste of money. The first one I bought worked fine for about a month and then it stopped working. I called the company and they had me send it back (I paid the shipping). In about 3 weeks, I received a new camera. I took it out of the package, and decided to take it with me to the field to set up after my hunt one morning. I took it out of my bag, hung it on the tree using the ridiculous bungee cords (not a good hanging solution) and the camera would not turn on. This, mind you, was in the peak of the pre-rut! I called the company again, same thing happened, (I paid shipping again) and got a new camera. This one worked great for exactly 1 week. Then, it stopped working. I still have this camera, it is in my closet somewhere, underneath a bunch of junk. When I called them the guy who answered acted like their cameras NEVER go wrong. I will never buy another Wildgame Innovation product, period!


Reviewed by: gfdeputy2
Category: Trail Cameras
Recommended?: No

I own (2) of these & have sent both back within 3 months both just died & won’t power up Customer service was good as they quickly sent me new ones.

Advantages:
Price, Good battery life & uses 4 C cell batteries (lighter) takes nice pic’s when it works, supports up to an 8 gig card & has 64 mb on board storage, has external battery port, infrared, & user friendly

Disadvantages:
Slow trigger speed I have noticed I have to use feed to keep the deer in the shot, if using on a deer trail 99% of the time the deer is out of the shot or you just get the a part of the deer.
the gasket is not 100% water tight so with a moderate to heavy rain inside will be wet. the camera needs to be mounted a lot closer then any other I have used. To get nice pictures I had to mount them within 10 feet of where the deer would be. when taking pictures after a couple weeks both seemed to get loud & the deer seemed to take notice to it also after a few weeks it seemed the IR would not work properly.
When I tested it I would have to keep moving to have it take a picture

I will say I have not had an issue with the replacements but I only have had them for a month or so when I took them down for the season. I would not recommend this camera. There are many cameras on the market better then this around the same price.


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