How many trail cams do you have ?

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How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:09 am

Just curious as to how many trail cams you guys (and gals) use ? I personally use 3 on 60acres. I think I'm going to buy a couple more next year. I am hoping my other 3 will still be working, so that would give me 5... I love getting pictures, almost as much as I do actually harvesting a deer. :D


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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:46 am

I have 5. 3 older Moultries, a Cuddyback, and a homebrew.
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Unread postby dreaming bucks » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:21 am

Black Squirrel wrote:I have 5. 3 older Moultries, a Cuddyback, and a homebrew.


How long have you had the home brewed one Squirrel ? The reason I'm asking, just wondering if the homemade ones hold up longer than the bought store models ?
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:20 am

I run 1 and half :oops: My predator works mint!!! I also have a cuddeback IR that takes horsesh*t pictures at night. I would love to have more, but I also have 2 more $400 cuddebacks that don't work at all :evil: When I can justify the funds I will have at least 1 more predator to help keep up with where the deer are.
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby lungbuster » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:53 pm

None, I do only glassing in the summer and do not go near the woods.........I used to run cameras and found checking them left too much scent and disrupted patterns throughout the summer........I now choose to stay away from the woods and just glass to see what we have on the property. I'd rather have a surprise buck come in on my and kill him, then to get pix of him but never see him again. 8-)
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:56 pm

I have a 35mm Non-Typical, a 2007 Moultrie I-40 & a Scout Gard 550. I only use them for spots I don't plan to hunt, but have some potential. If I get a pic of mature buck then I will look into that spot. Sometimes I will use them to pattern does or small bucks for kids to hunt or just to get pics to look at.
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby Swampthing » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:27 pm

I use to have 4 but 2 were stolen.I decided to pull the other 2 .I,m gonna just glass and shine for now.Least I can sleep at night not worrying what will be stolen next.
I do love the camera's though.I am leaning towards the side where there is a fine line between doing more harm than good.
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:09 am

dreaming bucks wrote:
Black Squirrel wrote:I have 5. 3 older Moultries, a Cuddyback, and a homebrew.


How long have you had the home brewed one Squirrel ? The reason I'm asking, just wondering if the homemade ones hold up longer than the bought store models ?

This is the second year. So far so good, but not a real test yet.
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby Hill Hunter » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:02 am

I'm with Lungbuster on this one...seems the more a guy messes with the cameras, the more it impacts the hunting, especially getting this close. I ran a couple over mineral for a few weeks, they all look at it and seem to know its there. Now I'll wait and set a couple up on breeding scrapes in Oct.
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby muddy » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:59 pm

I have two home brews I bought in 2007, they were 4 or 5 years old each when bought an they still work great. Lookin to get a couple more.
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby huntinfool14 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:42 pm

got 8 on about 250 acres...one thing that you have to be careful is getting addicted..there fun to have almost as much fun as harvesting a deer
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby Schultzy » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:47 am

I have 4 of them. 2 No Flash Cuddebacks and 2 RC60 Reconyx's. The Reconyx camera's have been outstanding!! I'll be getting camera number 5 soon though. I ordered up a Predator IR from Dan on the Beast and hope to have It for bear hunting.
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby Big Buckhunter » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:19 am

We got 6 out on 189 acres. All Cuddebacks now but have 2 Stealth waiting to go out if need be.
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:03 am

Have 10 total but they are all spread out on diffrent properties to see what is around and where I Should be focusing my time. It really is a sick addiction wanting to go check them to see what you got on camera! 8-)
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Re: How many trail cams do you have ?

Unread postby PLB » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:35 am

zero, im too cheap! my brother lets me use his for bear hunting though!
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