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Hi y'all... Sorry it's been so long since I've been on here... summertime is hectic for me and I stay plenty busy. Got done cutting, raking, bailing hay early last week which I'm thankful for b/c the past two weeks have been scorcers for Missouri. Temps around 100 w/heat index around 110.

Anyways, I'm writing today in regards to my Truth Cam 60. Does anyone use this camera? Here's my problem... the past two times I've went and swapped out memory cards, the camera has been turned ALL the way OFF when I get to it. No one has access to it, that was my first guess... I know all these trail cams have "sleep mode" but does this cam turn all the way off when on sleep mode? When I approach my camera, I walk straight up to it. It should take at least 1 picture of me approaching it. It doesn't. There is over 50% battery life left on it too. I'm wondering if this is a defect or if this extreme heat is causing it to do funny things. Personally, it's really ticking me off b/c with 3 trail cams out I have yet to see one decent buck. The only buck I've seen the past 3 months is a button buck! Get this, the only does I've been seeing is last year's fawn does. I don't get it. I'm not doing anything differently this year and it has me worried. Don't know about you guys, but my adrenaline gets going 100 mph when I pull those cards and when I look at them and see NOTHING to write home about, it takes the air right out of me... Like someone done shot my dog or something. ha. Irritated..yes, majorly.
 

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Well I got some good news... seems like Primos is a good company to deal with. Called them up and told them I didn't have a receipt and that I only had it since Christmas and they sent me an RMA (or whatever) number and they are going to replace it. I did mention that Wildgame Innovations does this with thier cams and I think they didn't want to be out-done by them. Anyways, I'm looking forward to getting a new cam back and I may just sell it online and buy another moultrie.

Question for all of you... IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK TO BUY A TRAIL CAM AND HAVE IT WORK NORMALLY FOR 10+ YEARS? COMON' WITH ALL OUR TECHNOLOGY THESE DAYS, THEY CAN'T MAKE A TRAIL CAM WORTH A HOOT? :shocking:
 

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Question for all of you... IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK TO BUY A TRAIL CAM AND HAVE IT WORK NORMALLY FOR 10+ YEARS? COMON' WITH ALL OUR TECHNOLOGY THESE DAYS, THEY CAN'T MAKE A TRAIL CAM WORTH A HOOT? :shocking:
Tator you know we were in the same boat with the WG cam's. My Bro-in law has had his Moultrie going on 6-7 years. I want to say it is a D-40?
My brother & friends have D55 & 65 IR's going on a few years all w/ no issues. with that & you talking about the D55IR I purchased one earlier this year I am happy. I sent my WG's in about 3X within this time frame
I am sticking w/ Moultrie till they give me a reason to change I will be buying another one shortly
 

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Yeah I have the D55IR, and I love it. I have not had any problems with it and it's still going strong. Part of me wants to try the primos truth cam again, but part of me doesn't want to chance it again. What do you think GFD... what would you do? I'm leaning towards getting another moultrie... I DO have one WGI cam left and it's not doing too bad. Maybe it's the 1 in a thousand!! hahaha If it quits on me, I'm gonna send it back and def. get a moultrie.
 

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Tator,
if it were up to me & I am not saying you should or shouldn't
I would stick to what works for me that is the Moultrie
Like I said I will stick w/ a company untill they give me a reason not to support them "Like WGI"
I love Primos stuff & they seem to be a very good company but have not used any of there cams
I know I researched them but I can't remember who makes them for Primos
I will look it up again
 

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I use the Truth 35. But the hottest part of the year it was sitting in the basement. We had 2 on the lease for year solid. One hit the crapper about 3 weeks ago. They replaced it for free. I also wonder if the heat does a number on them.

We have 3 35's out now. Ill keep you posted on those. If mine hits the bucket I will take deputy's advice and go with a moultrie. I dont want to waste time sending them back etc.
 

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To be honest with you all, I seriously think it was the sun/heat that got to my truth cam 60. The location I placed this cam was on a heavily travled fence line and it was in direct sun from around 11am till dark. The case on the camera was a real nice looking camo when I bought it, but it turned extremely DARK BRIGHT green when I finally pulled from the field. It was still camo, but it was like the sun made the camo turn almost chalkboard green. ?????
Anyways, It's in the mail and going back to the company for a new one. Finally got a buck on my last WGI cam, he was a 4 pointer with no brows.... but still FINALLY A BUCK! haha
 

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Would extreme cold work on them the same way you think??

Those 2 we had out all year were in temps that ranged from 18 to prob high 90s. Like I said above 1 hit the tank and one didnt.

Im curious if moultries are good year round deputy?
 

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My D55IR has been out since I got it march or so
we had temps ranging from 20 to over 90 degrees the only thing so far that seem to be affected are the batteries & still on the same set with over 50% life left
I will say here in NH we don't get 100's of pic's a day though
It has taken over 100 since I put it up
 

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I've had my D55ir out since late Jan and it's still doing fine. Here in MO we have COLD winters and HOT summers, so I need a trail cam that's going to be able to take both conditions. I guess we'll see if the moultrie makes it through the winter, then I'll be sold completely. I'm still itching to try the bushnell that ronn talked so much about. He was sold on them and got me persuaded to try them out sometime. They are like $150 or so last time i checked. Still haven't heard back from primos, but it's still early, I'm expecting them to send my new one back by the end of next week. I'm just not sure what to do with it?!?!

Oh and one other thing- I will say this about my D55ir, I have noticed I get fewer blank pics (ones with NO animal on them). With that primos and WGI seemed like I got lots of pics that were blanks.
 

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I agree I noticed that also the other thing I like is you can get them on EBAY new for under $100
the only thing I can say I don't like about the D55IR & it is not a big deal is it does not have on-board memory so make sure you alway's have a spare SD card with you
 

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Since you mentioned the bushnell... One of our cams is a bushnell.. (im sure you can tell from the pics Ive been posting.) It came from walmart for around $150 I think. Its has not messed up yet and its 2 to 3 years old.
 

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the only thing I can say I don't like about the D55IR & it is not a big deal is it does not have on-board memory

This is true of the Primos Truth Cams as well. Well at least the truth cam 60, so i'm guessing the other models don't have this either.
 

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Since you mentioned the bushnell... One of our cams is a bushnell.. (im sure you can tell from the pics Ive been posting.) It came from walmart for around $150 I think. Its has not messed up yet and its 2 to 3 years old.

Not to sound like a woman on the phone explaining her new outfit.... but is the camera dark green and about 6in tall by 4 in wide? That's the one I'm talking about... I didn't get the model number off it.

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Another 2 primos truth cam 35's crapped out. These are from a guy that used to be on our lease. I still see the dude everyday at work and trust what he says. He sent them back and primos didnt have anymore of the 35's at the moment so they are sending him 2 of the next size up. Thats 3 out of 5 that have stopped working in about 1 year out of the group I hunt and hang around with. Not good odds in my book.
 

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I wonder if they are made by WGI?
My Moultrie is still working fine & still over 60% battery life left (since March or April)
 

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Well some more bad news on the 35's

We run 2 35's that have never messed up.. They are about 1 year old..

We run 1 35 that was refurbished and sent as a replacement for one that messed up. Today we check the cams and 2 of the them screwed up. The refurbished one and the one thats been out for about a year solid. Mine is the only one still working and its been in the woods less time than all the other ones.

The bushnell is still doing ok we think. We didnt have but 3 pics on it but the batteries were dead.

I will say this though. Customer service seems ok. They are sending 2 of the 46's. They said they dont make the 35's anymore. I can see why they quit making those cheapos.
 

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So you have a total of 4 bad cameras?
that stinks
I will try to post some pic's from my D55IR for you
So far everything is working fine with it & have read very few complaints with it
mostly was trigger speed but there is an update to shorten it (new ones come with the update) most other problems were with the Sd cards I hear they can be picky with what brand you use but I have 3 or 4 different ones & no issues
 
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