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Hi everyone,
I'm in the market for a new trail camera (or 2). I have been running Moultrie's for years, but they are to the point where they are either too old to keep taking quality pics or too undependable. I currently have 4 moultrie cameras. 2 are Gamespy D-40, one is a Moultrie M80 and one is a Moultrie M880i. The D40's have been great cams but they are slowly starting to eat batteries like twinkies and the pics are 90% of the time blurry. The M80 stopped working completely and I have no clue what's wrong with it. It was a VERY good cam for about 3 years. The M880 I've only had about a year but it's starting to shut completely off on it's own here lately and take NO pics (very frustrating when you've had it out in a great spot for 3 weeks and then go check it to find Z E R O pics.) That's what happened today.... :vs_sob:

SOOO... what trail cams do you guys use? I've used Wildgame Innovations in the past but they'd do well for about 2 months and then die on me. (Right GFD?)
I've been looking at Cuddeback Ambush IR but most of the reviews I read say they are junk. Plus they are $79 right now so there has to be something wrong with them.
I'd love to buy a reconyx but I just don't have the income for that. I'm looking for a couple cameras that will LAST 3-4 years. I don't think that's unreasonable. For that amount of money, they should last at least that long.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Tator I would by a WGI cam in a heartbeat LOL NOT!!!!!!
My moultries are still ticking like clock work. I have not been in the market for a game camera for years so I haven't kept up on what is good & what is not so I can't help you out this time
 

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I know what you mean GFD. I loved my moultries but they have become so undependable. Part of it is because two of them are getting old (6-7 years old). But the other two really upset me because they aren't that old. Wish I could find a trail cam that would be dependable for 5-6 years AT LEAST.
 

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all have been good for me last one I bought was the D444 & is still going good but pic quality is not as good as the old D55IR & heck we are still running an old D40
Couple buddies run Coverts & they love them. I have never used them so I can't say for sure how good they are
my buddies have been using my cameras the last couple years. I have gone back to basics
 

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Had a friend tell me about browning trail cams. The browning strike force 10mp has great reviews and is only $100. Thinking of trying this one out. Still like my Moultrie, but we might just need a break for a little while....
 

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Thanks man, that's a really cool site. Looks like they are big on Stealth Cams. I have never owned one, but heard they are good.
 

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Well guys... I just clicked (2 seconds ago) to purchase the Stealth Cam G30. It was right at $100 which is right at my price range. All 4 of my moultries have bit the dust this year,, officially. Not sure what to do with them. Thinking about testing them one more time here at home to make sure they are done for, but then not sure what to do with them. I love tinkering with stuff and I'd love to fix them somehow..... anyone on here tinker with fixing broken trail cams???
 

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Good Luck with it Tator & keep us posted can't be worse than a WGI camera
 

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Got the cam in the mail on Friday and put it out yesterday after church. It was very simple to set up and reminded me alot of the moultrie cams. I love the feeling of a new trail cam. Hoping it's a good one that will last for awhile.

Does anyone currently use the cams that email or text you photos? I think this is REALLY cool, but the big downside is you have to pay a mobile phone cost for this luxury. From what I've seen, you can get access for $70 for 6 months. That is just too steep for me. $140/year (if you run them year round). Plus the $500+ up front cost of the trail cam. I think I'll wait 10 years before they are the norm and they are a heck of alot cheaper.... :)

Will keep you posted on the new cam. Going to check it Friday evening.
 

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They are Illegal here in NH. I would not spend that kind of money either
 

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Wow, I did not realize some states had outlawed them. That is interesting to know!

I joked the other day to a buddy that some day, they will make a trail camera that has a small gun attached so when it notifies you, you can go "live", aim and shoot that buck of a lifetime from the comfort of your office. Let's hope we don't ever come to that.....
 

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LOL funny you said that. In the same ruling "smart" guns were also illegal
 

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haha wow, called that shot! That's what our society is coming to. As much as I'd love having a trail cam that sends me pics instantly to my phone, I think I'd miss the thrill of checking them and planning my strategy. Hunting is quickly becoming too easy for the hunter that has big $$. Don't get me wrong, I love watching the hunting shows on TV and many of those guys (and gals) do things the right way, but they have managers they hire and trail cams that send them pics and hunting spots all set up for them, etc... Is that really hunting?
 

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Not my way of hunting but for some I guess it is.
I didn't even put a trail camera out for the last 2 years. I have gone back to old school just go out & see what happens. I never targeted a single deer. There were a couple I would have loved to have hanging on my wall but never passed on a good deer for one I saw on my camera
 
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