Blog Posts - September 2011

How to protect your Trail Camera


Sep 30, 2011

 We all use trail cameras for different reasons.  Whether you're a hunter, wildlife photographer or just having fun with it.  It doesn't really matter because the bottom line is... it's your camera! Your first thought might be someone will steel it, but don't forget about curious wildlife in the area.

Here is a list of 6 helpful tips when protecting your trail camera from outside elements. 

 

1. Use  protective housing. If you purchase a security box or trail camera lock box you will be able to protect it from elements, animals and theft. 

2. Find a good size tree so it can't be cut down easily.  Plus if you pick a small tree it might move in the wind causing blurry pictures anyway.  So find a good sturdy tree. 

3. Either camouflage your lock box either by painting it or by placing some near by brush around it. 

4. You might want to think about wiping down your trail camera with a scent eliminator. If you're setting your trail camera up over a feeder station make sure you keep your hands clean.  You don't want to put the feed out and then turn around a adjust the camera leaving your scent behind. 

5. Take note of where you place your camera if you're in a high traffic area think about moving the camera over a trail or two. Try to find a trail that is more frequented by animals than people. 

6. Some trail cameras will use a flash instead think about using an infrared trail camera.  This will make it less visible to anyone looking. 

 Good luck! 




Moultrie Game Spy M-80 - 20% off!


Sep 28, 2011

With over thirty years of experience Moultrie has become a product you can trust! Right now the Moultrie Game Spy M-80 list price is $149.99, but today it's on sale for $119.95 plus FREE Super Saver Shipping.

Here is the official product description for the Moultrie Game Spy M-80:

Product Features
  • 5.0 megapixel infrared game camera, 16:9 widescreen images and videos provide a wider field of view than standard game cameras
  • 3 operational modes: IR triggered game camera; time-lapse plot camera; plot camera by day, infrared camera at night
  • Up to 1-year battery life; battery life calculator
  • The new-Illumi-Night Sensor provides the brightest and clearest nighttime infrared pictures
  •  Picture delay 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1-60 minutes

Product Description

These little cameras are loaded with features like widescreen pictures and videos, new Illumi-Night sensor, battery life calculator and Plot Stalker time-lapse mode. All this in a unit smaller than your hand.

Found this video from VAOutdoorsTV taking video in the plot watcher mode using a Moultrie M80 Trail Camera.

 

 

Again, the  Moultrie Game Spy M-80 is on sale for only $119.95


 


 


 




Bobcats, deer, coyotes, bear and more on trail camera


Sep 27, 2011

These images were taken on the Reconyx RC55 remote trail camera. This video includes such a range of images from day time to night time shots even snow shots to sunshine.  Not to mention the amount of wildlife that passes in front of the trail camera from deer, bobcats, elk bear and more.

Thanks to TWayDreamin's for shooting this video

Reconyx cameras are made in the U.S.A designing and manufacturing digital infrared game cameras. 

 


 

 

 




56% off Moultrie Game Spy I-60


Sep 26, 2011

This is another great deal! List price on the Moultrie Spy I-60 is on $329.99, but today it is on sale  for only $144.99.  That is a 56% savings!  This Moultrie Game Spy is an infrared Flash Game Camera with a built-in video and picture viewer. 

Here is the official product description for the Moultrie Game Spy I-60:

Features:

  • Infrared camera with no visible white flash
  • 6.0 Mega pixels
  • 1.5-inch built-in picture and video viewer
  • Wireless remote activator
  • Rapid response time captures moving game
  • 150-day battery life
  • 50-foot flash
  • Password security feature
  • Easy-read photo strip
  • Barometric pressure reading
  • Temperature, moon phase, time, date, and camera ID on every photo and video
  • Color day pictures
  • Day and night video clips
  • Laser and IR aim for quick and precise camera set-up
  • Time lapse mode
  • Multi-shot pictures (up to 3 shots)
  • Upgradeable software
  • Weather-resistant, airtight camera housing and seal
  • Operates on 6 D-cell batteries (included)
  • Easy to operate LCD menu driven display
  • Display shows battery life remaining, pictures taken and remaining, and events occurred
  • Picture Delay, set 1-60 min.
  • Four picture resolutions (low, medium, high, and enhanced)
  • Two video resolutions (low and high)
  • 5/15/30 second video clips
  • 15 seconds. between multi-shot pictures
  • 32 MB internal memory
  • Up to 4 GB with SD card (card not included)
  • Includes USB and TV out cable, plus mounting strap
  • External power port for optional 12-volt battery support
  • Computer software requirements: Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista
  • Includes 6-pack of D-cell batteries

Product Description

Each Moultrie digital game camera is impressive, but the I-60 is the choice for those that want it all. This winning camera is a 6.0 mega pixel resolution infrared camera with no visible white flash and includes a picture viewer, remote control and finder, rapid trigger time, 150-day battery life, pass code protection and more.

 

Again, the Moultrie Game Spy I-60 is on sale for only $144.99 at Amazon.com


 




Kodiak Bear caught on Trail Camera


Sep 24, 2011

This is a terrific shot of a Kodiak Bear. This bear has no idea there is a camera near by. Of all the places to scratch ones back this Kodiak bear picked right in front of the trail camera! Awesome!

 

Thanks to landlover2099's for taking these pictures

When an adult Kodiak male bear stands on his hind legs they can reach a height of 10ft tall and weigh any where between 800-1400 lbs. A female can weight anywhere between 500-700 lbs. The largest bear that has ever been killed in North America was from the Kodiak Island with a skull size of 30.75in. 

Do you have any pictures of a Kodiak Bear you would like to submit?

 

 

 




Ready for this one - 75% off the Bushnell 357 Trail Scout


Sep 22, 2011

Now we're talking! 75% off is just too good to pass up!

Seriously if you don't want it for yourself it would make a great gift. Let's not forget that Christmas really isn't that far away! You could even buy it only to turn around and sell if you wanted. The list price for the Bushnell 357 Trail Scout is $491.95, but today it is on sale for only $121.35!  That's the kind of deal I like to bring to you.

There is a small shipping fee of $6.95, but for that price I will gladly pay it! 

 

 The official product description for the Bushnell 357 Trail Scout:

Product Features

    Authentic game call sounds ranging from deer, elk, turkey, moose and predator calls
    Moon Phase stamp, Color by day, night vision at night
    7MP high -quality full-color images
    Multiple resolution settings: 3, 5, and 7MP toggle switch

Product Description

FAST.EASY.SIMPLE.CALLING ALL DEER. Simply put, the most advanced trail camera available today is also the easiest to use. With capabilites such as a new built in speaker that plays authentic, crystal-clear wildlife sounds to bring your quarry of choice within frame; optional 3,5,or 7 megapixel operation; an invisible nightvision flash that won't spool game; plus a host of other industry first, including new system for property security, the Bushnell Trail Scout is exemplary of the revolutionary thinking we bring to the outdoor technologies. It's also testament to our belief that as capabability increases, so should ease of use. The series of positive toggle switches and backlit LCD create the most user-friendly interface on the market, nothing is quicker or easier to program. Its built-in digital camera records images and 15-second movie clips with absolute silence. It's the world's most advanced digital surveillance system-made amazingly simple. Features: Night vision IR LED array, Laser aiming device, Solar panel compatible, Four D-Cell batteries ( user supplied), low battery indicator, easy to use toggle switch system, SD card slot (SD card included), Flash range of 45', motion LED lights when activity is sensed. Bonus ratcheting bracket included.

 If you have any photos you took using your Bushnell 357 Trail Scout please send them our way I would love to post them on the site! 


 


 




61% off the Moultrie Game Spy D-55ir


Sep 21, 2011

The Moultrie Game Spy D-55ir takes color pictures by day and infrared pictures by night. What is great about this camera is the price. Currently the list price for the Moultrie Game Spy D-55ir is $226.49, but today it's on sale for $88.29. That is correct a crazy 61% savings!

That is exactly the kind of savings I like to talk about. Plus it says Free Shipping!

 

 

Here is the official description of the Moultrie Game Spy D-55ir that is currently on sale:

Product Features

    MOULTRIE GAME SPY D-55IR CAMERA.
    Color day pictures. Infrared night pictures.
    Video clips during the day.(5/15/30 seconds).
    Infrared night video clips.
    Buyer must charge a 10% restocking fee for return item.

Product Description


Also includes all D-55 features. Rapid Response Time. 50-ft. flash. Infared (IR) sensor for immediate game capture. Easy-to-read photo strip. Temperature, moon phase, time, date and camera ID on every photo. Color day and night pictures. Video clips during the day (5/15/30 seconds). Color night video clips. Easy-to-operate LCD menu-driven display. Picture delay, set 1-60 minutes. Operates on 6 D-cell batteries. (Not included). 

 Found this video by  Jmbear12 using the Moultrie D-55IR

 

Again, the Moultrie Game Spy D-55ir is on sale for only $88.29 at Amazon.com




Need more power? Try a Power Panel


Sep 20, 2011

If you're going to leave your trail camera out for an extended amount of time you should think about investing in in a solar power panel for your a game camera.  If you find yourself spending a fortune on batteries or driving up every two weeks to check on the batteries it might be time. The Moultrie power panel comes with a 10 foot cord so you can position the panel with optimum sun light.  List price is $79.99 but it's on sale today for $54.00 plus FREE super saver shipping.

 

 

The official product description for the Moultrie Power Panel:

Product Features

    Digital remote game camera solar power panel
    Compatible with Moultrie 2007 and later digital game cameras
    Solar panel and 12v battery ensure lasting life of camera
    LCD display solar and battery information for easy adjustments
    Limited warranty available

Product Description

Keep track of your game as long as necessary with the Moultrie Digital Game Camera Power Panel. Perfect for the game hunter who uses remote game cameras in the field but doesn't like to worry about changing batteries, the Moultrie Power Panel uses a solar panel and 12 volt battery to guarantee that you'll never have to worry about missing the perfect trophy game because of the life of your camera battery. The Power Panel is easy to mount to any tree, pole, or tripod and is completely weather resistant. A 10-foot extension cord allows you to place it in optimum sunlight for ensured quality. Let the Moultrie Power Panel take care of your camera battery--you've got hunting to do!



 


How to set up a Trail Camera


Sep 19, 2011

I thought this was a very informative video on how to set up a trail camera.  Even if you're an experienced hunter it's always good to review the basics. This video covers those basic ideas like wearing rubber boots to keep the scent down as well as using a scent eliminator like scent killer which has been proven over 99% effective at stopping human odor. Next he talks about proper placement of the game camera. In this video they use the Primos Truth Cam 35 which happens to be on sale for $83.10. Regular list price on this trail camera is $119.99 so a 31% savings!

Take in your surroundings when thinking about proper placement.  The tree you plan to put the trail camera on needs to be a solid tree to it won't be swaying in the wind which will leave you with undesirable images.

I like his last tip which is a good one because it can happen to anyone.... turn the camera on before you leave!

Enjoy this video on how to set up a trail camera by VAOutdoorsTV

 Here is the official description of the Primos Truth Cam 35 that is currently on sale

Features and Specifications:

    Captures video or still images
    35 infrared LED bank
    Nighttime range: 40 feet
    Trigger speed: 1.5 seconds (0.3-second when camera is not in sleep mode)
    Image resolution: 3 megapixels
    Stamps photos or video with date, time, temperature, and moon phase information
    Supports up to 8 gigabyte SD card
    Back lit LED screen with large easy to read menu settings
    Live screen preview for setting up field of view
    Password protection for operating the camera
    Heavy-duty hook strap included
    Molded security cable hole through case for theft prevention
    Comes pre-configured out-of-the-box with default settings
    All settings are adjustable
    Quick instructions are printed on camera door
    Dimensions: 8.75 by 6.625 by 2.875 inches (H x W x D)
    Power: four D-cell batteries
    One-year warranty

Product Description

This could be the easiest to operate camera ever developed without sacrificing performance.  Simply load 4 -InchD-Inch cell batteries, insert your SD card and slide the switch to photo or video and this camera is ready to go. With 3.0-MP resolution and a 35-LED bank that allows quality image capture out to 40 ft – in all light conditions, day or night – this affordable infrared scouting camera gives you everything you need to prepare for a great hunt. 1.5 second trigger speed (0.3 second when camera is not in sleep mode). This camera features a 40 ft. extended night range.

 

 

 

 


 




Primos Truth Cam 60 on sale 65% off!


Sep 17, 2011

Anything over 50% is just too good to pass up, and right now the Primos Truth Cam 60 Camera is too good to pass up at 65% off! List price is $399.99 today the Primos Truth Cam is on sale for only $141.99

I like one review of this trail camera. "it does Exactly as you would expect it to" Very user friendly easy to use right out of the box. 

 

 

Here is the official description of the Primos Truth Cam 60 that is currently on sale:

Features and Specifications:

    60 infrared LED bank
    Nighttime range: 60 feet
    Allows selection of number of active LEDs (more night range or battery life)
    Captures video or still images
    Stamps photos or video with date, time, temperature, and moon phase information
    Supports up to 8 gigabyte SD card
    Trigger speed: 1.5 seconds (0.3-second when camera is not in sleep mode)
    Back lit LED screen with large easy to read menu settings
    Live screen preview for setting up field of view
    Password protection for operating the camera
    Heavy-duty hook strap included
    Molded security cable hole through case for theft prevention
    Comes pre-configured out-of-the-box with default settings
    All settings are adjustable
    Quick instructions are printed on camera door
    Dimensions: 8.75 by 6.625 by 2.875 inches (H x W x D)
    One-year warranty

Product Description


Step up your scouting with this feature rich camera that delivers results every time.  The Truth Cam 60 allows you to adjust the amount of active LED’s so you can have extreme night time range and even longer battery life. This camera features a back lit LED screen with large easy to read menu settings. Reliably capture photos or video with date, time, temp., and moon phase information so you know the best times to hunt.  All settings, including camera resolution, are adjustable for optimal performance. This camera features a 1.5 second trigger speed (0.3 second when camera is not in sleep mode) Thin, low-profile design with Matrix camo finish. This camera features a 60 ft extended night range. Camera is 8.75-Inch Height and 6.625-Inch Width and 2.875-Inch Depth

Came across this photo of a  doe taken with the Primos Truth Cam 60 by johntestsgo

 

Again, the Primos Truth Cam 35 is on sale for only $83.10 at Amazon.com

 


Stealth Cam Prowler HD


Sep 16, 2011

Now this is an amazing deal! Today the Stealth Cam Prowler HD IDVR with 54 Infrared Emitters, 60 ft Range is on sale. The list price is $389.99, but today it's 52% off at Amazon making this Stealth Cam Prowler on sale for only $187.41. Don't forget the FREE super save shipping!

Here is the official description of the Stealth Cam Prowler HD:

Stealth Cam once again revolutionizes scouting cameras with the industry's first High Definition Scouting IDVR (Infrared Digital Video Recorder) - the Prowler HD - H.264 Video compression provides a wide screen video format file of 1280 x 760 at 30 FPS (frames per second) complete with audio, time-date-moon and temp stamping. The Prowler HD - High Definition Scouting.

Product Features:

  • H.264 Video Compression / 1280x760 High Definition Digital Video / Records Full Audio
    3 Video Settings: HD, VGA, QVGA / 3 Still Image Settings: 8MB, 5MB, 1.3MB
    300 secs of 1280x760 HD - H.264 Video with Audio, 8 MP Color Images
    5-300 second adjustable video clips
    12V Auxiliary power jack

I found this video of some Turkey's in action using a Stealth Cam Prowler HD by StealthCamProwler

 


 




One day sale on Wildgame Innovations 6.0MP Scouting Camera (camo) at Amazon


Sep 15, 2011

I'm excited to announce a great sale that's happening at Amazon.com right now. It's a one day only sale for the Wildgame Innovations 6MP Scouting Camera (camo version)! This cameranormally lists at $149.99 and is currently on sale for only $89.99. That's 40% off of list price.. a savings of $60.00. That's a great deal for this camera. Like I mentioned, this is a one-day only sale, so you'll need to jump on it now if you want one at this price. This trail camera also ships with FREE super saver shipping.

The Wildgame Innovations 6MP scouting camera is a great high quality AND compact trail camera. This version is the camo version to help it blend into the surroundings.

Here is the official description for the Wildgame Innovations Micro 6 MP game camera:

The Wildgame Innovations Micro 6 Digital Scouting Camera features 6 megapixels and 30 high-intensity infrared emitters that combine to produce high-quality still pictures and video for game management or security purposes. This digital camera is updated for 2011 and exclusive to Amazon with a Realtree APG camouflage front cover. A useful tool for hunters, the camera affixes to a tree or stand with the included bungee cords and blends in with its surroundings for unseen, any-hour game surveillance.

The W6XAC has an extremely fast trigger speed with a PIR sensor range of 50 feet to capture images of animals at a distance. The camera is capable of producing day and night still shots and video images. You can program the unit to stamp images with date, time, picture number, and moon phase. The camera is powered by 8 AA batteries (not included) or uses the integrated EBX port to connect it to an optional rechargeable external battery (sold separately). Adjustable bungee cords and USB cables are included with the camera.

Features:
* 6 megapixel infrared digital scouting camera
* Amazon-exclusive digital scouting camera
* Realtree APG camouflage on front cover
* PIR infrared sensor with 50-foot range
* Attaches to tree or stand via bungee cords
* Day and night still shot and video capability
* 30-piece infrared high-intensity emitters
* Effective flash range is 50 feet
* Rapid trigger speed
* Date, time, moon phase, and image number stamp
* Integrated EBX port for optional rechargeable battery power
* Powered by 8 AAA batteries or rechargeable external battery (not included)
* USB cable and bungee cords included; memory card and batteries not included 

 




Unflattering shot of a nice buck in the corn!


Sep 14, 2011

I came across a great photo of nice buck walking through a corn field. Eventhough it's an *unflattering* shot, you can see it's a very impressive buck indeed. The photo was by huckerhunter and the shot was taken with a Moultrie Trail Camera (MultiCam II). Photo was from 6/21/2011.

If you have a photo(s) you'd like to have featured here, please send them to us! We'd love to post them and share with others. If you're interested in submitting a game camera photo, please read this page for details.

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Nice deal on the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam at Amazon!


Sep 13, 2011

Today I came across a very nice deal on the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam. This is a very good compact and high quality trail camera available today. It normally lists for $295.95, but is currently on sale for only $167.38. That's 43% off of list price. This item also ships with FREE super saver shipping!

Here is the official description of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam that is currently on sale:

Key Features and Specifications:
* Black and white text LCD display
* High-quality, 8-megapixel full-color image resolution
* Invisible nighttime flash with 32 LEDs
* Motion activated day/night PIR auto-sensor
* 45-foot flash and sensor range
* Adjustable PIR (Low/Medium/High)
* One second trigger speed
* Programmable trigger interval: one second to 60 minutes
* Multi-image mode: one to three images per trigger
* Widescreen, VGA, QVGA video resolution with audio
* Video length: programmable from one to 60 seconds
* Field Scan Time Lapse Mode with Simultaneous Live Trigger: takes images at pre-set intervals of one minute to 60 minutes, within the hours of your choice--at the same time as using the motion activated sensor.
* Weatherproof construction prevents rain from soaking in
* Temperature range: -5 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
* Mounts with adjustable web belt and 1/4-20 socket
* SD card slot supports up to 32GB
* Power: 4 to 8 AA batteries (not included); external power compatible
* Battery Life: up to one year per batteries set
* Dimensions: 3.5 by 5.5 inches
* Model: 119436C

Product Description
The Bushnell Trophy Cam offers 8 MP high-quality full color resolution. This Trophy Cam™ is super-tuned with advancements that will turn the industry, and that big deer, on its ear. Its still leading the way with up to 1-year battery life and 1-second trigger speed, plus now gives you the big picture of game movement with Field Scan time-lapse technology. New time-lapse technology automatically snaps images at present intervals of one minute to one hour, within the hours of your choice. Field Scan provides long-range observation of your hunting ground and a much larger coverage area, because it's not triggered by game. It's like glassing your spot without having to be there. For a more vivid viewing experience, we've added audio record to the video mode. You can also record more images and video than ever thanks to 32GB SD card compatibility. The t temperature range is -5 to 140 degrees F. The PIR sensor is motion activated out to 45 feet (Low/Medium/High). Features adjustable web belt and 1/4-20 socket/SD card slot. 

I found this product video of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam by AmazonBestReview:

 

Again, the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam is on sale for only $167.38 at Amazon.com




500 pound black bear caught on Wildgame Innovations Red 6 camera


Sep 12, 2011

Today I wanted to feature this cool video take of a 500 pound black bear in Fort Bragg California. This is a great video showing a nice black bear messing around a apple tree. We have a few bears in my neck of the woods (Montana), and have plenty of friends that have these guys visiting them in the night, which usually is entertaining as well as concerning.

The video was captured from a Wildgame Innovations Red 6 camera. I was impressed with the quality of the video of this particular camera. The price for this guy is quite affordable.

Here is the video of the black bear submitted by burlbark

For those of you are interested in this camera, it is a really good value. You can currently pick up a Wildgame Innovations Red 6 for only $79.99 at Amazon. Not a bad price at all for a IR camera with video.

Here is the official description of the Wildgame Innovations Red 6 game/trail camera:

This 6-megapixel trail camera features a 36-piece high-intensity infrared flash which takes clear day and night time pictures and videos. The Red 6 has rapid trigger speeds and a PIR sensor range of up to 50 feet. Its large LCD screen makes it easy to view and easy to program and onboard batteries retain date and time settings from use to use.

Features:
* 36 Piece high intensity Infrared flash
* Flash range is up to 50 feet
* Day and Night time video capability
* Large LCD programming screen
* Rapid trigger speed
* Up to 16GB HDSC Card - not included
* USB Cable and bungee cords included
* Onboard batteries to retain date and time settings
* External battery port - for use with EBX
* Four C Sized Batteries - not included

Product Description
This 6.0 megapixel digital scouting camera has a 36-piece high intensity infrared flash with a range up to 50 feet. PIR sensor range is also up to 50 feet. Still photo resolution: 6MP 2816x2112, 4MP 2272x1704, 2MP 1600x1200. It has daytime and nightime video capability (640x480 @ 30 fps video resolution), a large LCD programming screen, rapid trigger speed and an external battery port for use with EBX. USB cable and bungee cords are included. 16 GB HDSC card and 4 C-size batteries are not included.




Game Trail Camera Photo Contest!


Sep 11, 2011

Hello Everyone. I'm going to do something that's going to be fun. I'm putting together a game trail photo submission contest! Here is a chance to submit a game photo and throw your name to win one of two prizes just for submitting a photo!

Here are the rules of the contest:

- Submit a photo taken from a game / trail camera. Has to be from this type of camera. Please enter the make /model of the camera.
- Add a short description about the shot. You can also enter a bio, etc if you'd like.
- The subject can be anything.. so not necessarily wildlife shots alone. Anything interesting.
- You must be 18 years old to enter
- You must be in the United States
- You can submit multiple entries, but please make each entry separate.
- Some submitted entries will be featured in our submitted game camera photos. Photo credit will definitely be given to the submitter.

I will be accepting entries for 2 weeks (9/25/2011). After that time I will pick a winner from the pool of entries.

So what do you win?? I thought I would allow the winner to pick one of two prizes from Amazon. So if you're the winner you can pick PRIZE ONE or PRIZE TWO depending on what you might need or interested in.

How do you enter? Simple, just send me a email with the photo, make/model of the camera and description/bio to contest@gamecamerasonsale.com. It really can't get much simpler!

This is not a requirement, but please be a fan of GameCameras on Facebook. I'll be posting more information, and probably have a few more give away/contests in the future, and this is a great way to stay connected.

There will need to be greater than 20 total photos submitted for the contest to be official active.  If there are less than 20 submissions all together, we will extend the deadline




Cuddeback game trail photos from 2010


Sep 09, 2011

Earlier today I posted a video about Cuddeback game trail cameras. I thought that was pretty interesting so wanted to do a little more research on Cuddeback cameras. I came across this interesting video showing some Cuddeback images of animals taken in 2010. It's a good mix of Elk, Moose, Deer and others.. both day and night. If you're looking to purchase a game camera, it's important to see what features meet your needs as well as the quality of media.

The following video was posted by  Outdoors4Life19

I also wanted to remind everyone that I'm looking for user submitted game camera photos, please click here for more information.

Also, be sure to like our newly created Facebook page. We have big plans for the Facebook page, so be sure to like it to find out what's happening down the pipe. 




Cuddeback Genius Mount System


Sep 09, 2011

I came across this video featuring the Cuddeback Attack IR 5MP Game Camera and showing their "Genius Mounting System". It's a versatile mounting system that allows you to mount the camera on multiple points. The camera can easily be mounted on a tree, branch, post, etc. And you can purchase various mounting systems that allow for tilt and security as well. Personally, you should always secure and hide your camera to not make it obvious and easy to steal. The bottom line virtually any security feature is breakable given the thief has enough time and tooling to take the camera. I would simply avoid making it easily visible, etc.

I think the tilt mount is quite a great idea. There have been many times where sticks and wedges fail (due to falling or settling) so I like a hardware solution for this. If anyone has any personal experience with this mounting system or camera please leave a comment under this post at our Facebook page!

Here is the video by melissabachman:

 

 If you're interested in seeing other Cuddeback products, please check out our Cuddeback trail camera section.




Raccoon caught by Moultrie Game Spy I-40


Sep 08, 2011

I found this cool video of a raccoon getting into a feeder.This video (submitted by altamahabuck) was caught with a Moultrie I-40 trail camera. These are great work horse camera, and one that I highly recommend (and quite familiar with). It's amazing to see how crafty these raccoons can be. Great video!


For those of you not familiar with the Moultrie I-40 game trail camera, here are the official details and features of the camera:

Made by Moultrie, this camouflaged, rapid-trigger game camera can take 4-megapixel color pictures by day and video clips at any hour. The camera's rapid response time effectively captures moving game, and its 50-foot infrared flash produces clear pictures, without white spots. The camera operates on six D batteries and boasts a battery life of 150 days. Its airtight, weather-resistant construction includes a mounting strap and an external power port for an optional 12-volt battery. The camera is also equipped with an easy-to-operate LCD display that shows the remaining battery life, the number of pictures taken and remaining, and other information.

The camera has 32 MB of internal memory and the capacity to add up to 4 GB more using an SD card (sold separately). Photos and videos are date- and time-stamped. The product weighs 2.5 pounds and comes with a camera activator and six D batteries.

This camera is currently available for $152.86 at Amazon.com




Moultrie Trail Camera - Digital Picture Viewer


Sep 07, 2011

Today I wanted to talk about the Moultrie Trail Camera Digital Picture Viewer. If you're hunter who likes to lay out multiple game cameras on your property, then this is the perfect tool  quickly view those images without having to lug around a laptop AND to leave the camera mounted! This viewer also comes with dual SD card slots. Why dual SD card slots? So you can easily transfer images from the trail camera to the secondary SD slot. The secondary SD slot is a HC (High Capacity) SD card slot, so you can stick a 16GB card there and dump images from all of your mounted/running trail cameras on one trip.

The Moultrie Trail Camera Digitial Picture Viewer is compatible with all Moultrie game cameras and is battery powered (4 AAA batteries).  The screen is a 2.8" LCD screen with options to zoom and brighten images. It's important to note that the viewer cannot be used for ReAction Cam video playback though. The unit also has a mini-USB port for transferring images from the viewer to a different storage source (laptop, etc) or you can simply use the SD card.

The Moultrie Trail Camera Digital Picture Viewer lists for $113,00, but is currently available  for $75.99 at Amazon.com.

Here is a selection of 16GB SD Cards at Amazon

If you have any personal experience with this viewer and would like to submit a review please contact me... or leave a comment on our Facebook page.




The Industry TV - SpyPoint Trail Cameras


Sep 06, 2011

Today I came across a great video. For those wondering about the 'why', 'how' and 'what' on game trail cameras, this video goes into some good details on all of these areas. The video is "The Industry TV" and talks with Josh Downs a SpyPoint game camera Rep about their lines of cameras including features and applications. They also talk with Rod White on how he uses game trail cameras in the field. All are great stuff.

Here is the video submitted by dukarthunter33:

 

If you're interested in SpyPoint game trail cameras, be sure to check out our SpyPoint page for pricing, etc.

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Bushnell XLT 119455C 8MP Game Trail Camera - Video Examples


Sep 05, 2011

I wanted to talk about the Bushnell XLT 119455C game camera. This is a great camera, and with 8MP it shoots very nice quality photos and video. I stumbled across a video on YouTube by rlind74 which shows a great selection of videos captured with the Bushnell XLT 119455C and I wanted to share those with others. When purchasing a game camera, it's important to see what the picture quality is. With people sharing these images, you can really get a feel of what you're buying.

Here is the official description of the Bushnell XLT 119455C 8M Game Camera:

3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and big enough to revolutionize the industry. The small wonder, on steroids. Along with efficiency of space, an astounding one-year battery life and a one-second trigger speed, the 2010 Trophy Cam XLT is juiced up to a whole new level of performance. This model has been upgraded from 24 to 32 night-vision LEDs for improved image quality after dark. Heightened resolution is now a selectable 3, 5 or 8 megapixels. And still featuring a PIR sensor coverage area 3x larger than any camera we’ve built before, this Trophy Cam is now compatible with up to a 16GB SD card for unmatched image capacity. Select up to three rapid-fire images per trigger, or a 1 second to 60 minute delay. Video mode records a programmable 1 to 60 seconds of footage with enhanced resolution for 2010. Plus, an improved 2” built-in viewer (optional) gives you an instant look at what’s passed by. Viewer models now have an image stamp with date, time, temperature and moon phase. Features: Color image built-in LCD viewer 3, 5 or 8 MP high-quality full color resolution Day/night autosensor External power compatible Adjustable PIR (Lo/Med/High) Trigger speed one second Trigger interval – 1 sec. to 60 min. programmable Multi-image mode – 1-3 images per trigger Video length – 1 second to 60 minute delay, programmable Widescreen, VGA, QVGA Video at 20 FPS Temperature range -5° F to 140° F 32 infrared night vision LEDs – 45 ft. range PIR sensor is motion activated out to 45 ft. 4 AA – 8AA batteries (not included) Runs up to one year on one set of batteries Adjustable web belt and 1/4-20 socket SD card slot (up to 16GB)

Here are some example videos shot with the Bushnell XLT 119455C 8MP game camera:

 

You can pick up the Bushnell XLT 119455C 8MP Game Camera for $249.99 at Amazon.com.

 




Spies in the Deer Woods: How to Hunt Game & Monitor Wildlife with a Scouting Camera


Sep 05, 2011

I get asked a lot via email and Twitter on techniques for using game cameras. This is so dependent on the area/environment you're in, the subject you want to photograph and the purpose. It's almost as broad as asking "what's the best way to take a photo with a camera?".

There are many brands of game cameras out there, so finding the best camera for you is difficult, and again, comes down to application and area as well as price. What I'm trying to say, there are a lot of variables to understand, and those take time and usually many mistakes. 

I would definitely try to find others in your area that use game cameras and see if you can get some tips. Talk with your sporting goods store and don't be afraid to ask questions to other hunters. Just like all things, it's fun to talk "shop" just don't ask questions about their "honey hole" or anything.

This morning, I came across an interesting book at Amazon titled - "Spies in the Deer Woods: How to Hunt Game & Monitor Wildlife with a Scouting Camera". This might be a great book for you if you're starting out or a great gift for someone getting started in game trail cameras in general, or at least showing a interest in it.

Here is the official description of this book:

One of the hottest new tools for hunters, the scouting camera has become a deer hunter's best friend. Scouting cameras, triggered by heat and motion, provide clues to the habits and whereabouts of deer traveling through your favorite hunting area. Wildlife watchers and families are using these cameras, too, because they enjoy knowing what passes by when no one is around. The authors give advice on how to buy the right camera, how to set it up in the optimal location, how to encourage wildlife to visit, and how to interpret the photos you get. Spies in the Deer Woods is full of ideas on how to use these cameras to scout out your next big buck or bear.

Spies in the Deer Woods: How to Hunt Game & Monitor Wildlife with a Scouting Camera is available for only $17.12 at Amazon.com and is available with FREE super saving shipping.

I also wanted to remind everyone that I'm looking for user submitted game camera photos, please click here for more information.




West Virginia Buck - Submitted Game Camera Photo - Conrad Hoke


Sep 04, 2011

Here is a user submitted game camera photo by Conrad Hoke. This is a nice shot of a buck in West Virginia.  The photo was taken with a Moultrie D-55 IR game camera. Great photo Conrad!

Here is what Conrad had to say about this particular shot/deer:

Moultrie D 55 IR. This picture was taken in Morgantown WV. I watched this buck all summer and right after this picture was taken, the buck dropped clear off the radar. And hasent been seen since. He would have had another month to grow.


Thanks Conrad for sending us the photo. If you have a photo(s) you'd like to have featured here, please send them to us! We'd love to post them and share with others. If you're interested in submitting a game camera photo, please read this page for details.

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Great tip for adding 3D effect to a CAMLOCKbox - Hide your game camera!


Sep 03, 2011

I came across a great video tip this morning. This tip is how to take a standard CAMLOCKbox and modify it to be heavily camouflaged. For those of you that aren't familiar with CAMLOCKbox,it is a great product for securing your game camera. It's a steel constructed box where you would mount your trail game camera inside, and then secure the CAMLOCKbox to a tree, etc.  This technique is not perfect (ie: someone can cut the tree down etc.. and it happens), but it definitely makes the thief work at stealing your camera... and it takes time.

This video by  HORIZONTALARCHER shows how he built 'relief' and texture to the CAMLOCKbox so it's not 'flat' looking, etc. By adding depth to the box it definitely blends in nicely with the environment. I thought this was a great tip so I wanted to pass it on. If you have any tips/techniques, please contact me and I would love to post them on the blog.

If you're interested in CAMLOCKBox, please check out our section at GameCamerasOnSale.com that is devoted to those.

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Great Deal on the Bushnell 357 Trail Scout Camera at Amazon


Sep 02, 2011

I just came across a great deal on the Bushnell 357 Trail Scout Camera at Amazon.com. This camera lists for $481.95, but is currently on sale for $116.59. That's 75% off of MSRP. Not a bad price at all! If you're looking to get a few more cameras, this might be a great one to add to the collection.

Here is the official description of the Bushnell 357 Trail Scout Camera:

FAST.EASY.SIMPLE.CALLING ALL DEER. Simply put, the most advanced trail camera available today is also the easiest to use. With capabilities such as a new built in speaker that plays authentic, crystal-clear wildlife sounds to bring your quarry of choice within frame; optional 3,5,or 7 megapixel operation; an invisible nightvision flash that won't spool game; plus a host of other industry first, including new system for property security, the Bushnell Trail Scout is exemplary of the revolutionary thinking we bring to the outdoor technologies. It's also testament to our belief that as capability increases, so should ease of use. The series of positive toggle switches and backlit LCD create the most user-friendly interface on the market, nothing is quicker or easier to program. Its built-in digital camera records images and 15-second movie clips with absolute silence. It's the world's most advanced digital surveillance system-made amazingly simple. Features: Night vision IR LED array, Laser aiming device, Solar panel compatible, Four D-Cell batteries ( user supplied), low battery indicator, easy to use toggle switch system, SD card slot (SD card included), Flash range of 45', motion LED lights when activity is sensed. Bonus ratcheting bracket included.

Again, the Bushnell 357 Trail Scout camera is currently on sale for $116.59 at Amazon.com




Moultrie Gamespy I-50 Game Camera Clips


Sep 01, 2011

Today while cruising around YouTube, I came across a video showing various game camera video clips from a Moultrie Gamespy I-50.This might possibly be the next game camera I'm going to purchase (probably the Moultrie Game Spy I-60). The video quality of the camera is fantastic with the ability to shoot IR video at night is a plus. Shooting stills is great, but you will get additional pieces of behavioral information with the video.

This video (by luggal) shows deer at what looks like a salt lick.  You can really get a sense of the video quality. There is one clip that is night as well (approximately 7:40 into the video).


I'm not sure the I-50 is in production any longer, but the Moultrie I-60 is. If you're interested in the I-50, you might want to take a look at the Moultrie I-60 instead. Here is the official description of that game camera:

For the outdoors enthusiast who wants it all, Moultrie's Game Spy I-60 infrared game camera offers impressive features at an affordable price. Designed with everything you want in a scouting camera, the I-60 infrared game camera takes vivid and colorful images from as far away as 50 feet. Make enlargements of your best shots with a 6.0-megapixel sensor that takes higher resolution color pictures and video in the daytime with outstanding results. As for nighttime pictures and video, you don't have to worry about sending unsuspecting deer away in a panic. Unlike ordinary flash cameras, the Game Spy uses a virtually invisible infrared flash. Plus, the I-60 provides clear pictures and video at night without spooking the deer. The infrared sensor detects changes in temperature, which helps guard against false trigger responses from wind-blown tree limbs, leaves or other inanimate objects.

Extra Convenience and Easy Setup
The I-60 offers a winning combination with quality pictures, video, and amazing 150-day battery life. You no longer have to trek out to your trail camera (covering your scent as you go) in order to change the batteries because the I-60's charge will last for months. As for setup, nothing could be easier than a laser aim that helps you determine exactly where you want to capture pictures. Choose from three photos and two video resolution settings on the easy menu-driven LCD display, and view your shots in the field with a built-in 1.5-inch color picture viewer.

Built-in Locator and Security Password
Finding your trail camera setup can be a challenge in remote areas, especially when storms or floods make changes in a once-familiar landscape. The Game Spy I-60 infrared game camera offers a remote with two unique functions. You can activate the capture button and trigger the camera to capture pictures remotely. When activated, the remote causes the status light to blink, allowing you to locate your I-60 game camera faster and easier. If you're concerned about theft, a password security feature will lock the setup menu. Only persons with the correct code will be able to operate your Game Spy I-60.

Features:
* Infrared camera with no visible white flash
* 6.0 Mega pixels
* 1.5-inch built-in picture and video viewer
* Wireless remote activator
* Rapid response time captures moving game
* 150-day battery life
* 50-foot flash
* Password security feature
* Easy-read photo strip
* Barometric pressure reading
* Temperature, moon phase, time, date, and camera ID on every photo and video
* Color day pictures
* Day and night video clips
* Laser and IR aim for quick and precise camera set-up
* Time lapse mode
* Multi-shot pictures (up to 3 shots)
* Upgradeable software
* Weather-resistant, airtight camera housing and seal
* Operates on 6 D-cell batteries (included)
* Easy to operate LCD menu driven display
* Display shows battery life remaining, pictures taken and remaining, and events occurred
* Picture Delay, set 1-60 min.
* Four picture resolutions (low, medium, high, and enhanced)
* Two video resolutions (low and high)
* 5/15/30 second video clips
* 15 seconds. between multi-shot pictures
* 32 MB internal memory
* Up to 4 GB with SD card (card not included)
* Includes USB and TV out cable, plus mounting strap
* External power port for optional 12-volt battery support
* Computer software requirements: Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista
* Includes 6-pack of D-cell batteries

The Moultrie I-60 Game Camera is available via Amazon.com for only  $144.99 (which is 56% off list price at the time of this posting).



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