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cheap trail cameras

I wondering how well the cheap 80 dollar game cameras that they sell at dicks work. Any ideas? I think that they are made by Moultrie and are called a 5 series.
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Re: cheap trail cameras

Reviews on the cheaper cams usually aren't very good. With that said, my brother has had real good luck with a primos truth35 that was under $100.
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Re: cheap trail cameras

I bought a $50 Tasco at Wal-Mart and put it out once in early summer. After a week I didn't get one picture but the mineral block in front of it was devastated so something was there. I gave it to my friend and he put it out on his farm in Ohio and it works perfectly, he gets tons of pictures from it. I must have just had the angle wrong or something.

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Re: cheap trail cameras

squirrel did you format the sd card to the camera? I had done the same thing and had it up for a week knowing i should have pictures from the tasco and the card was empty. I formatted the card and it takes good still photos and the videos are good too.
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Re: cheap trail cameras

I have and have had a few moultries (some got stolen...grrr...) and they all worked pretty well.

Check Camofire.com for deals on trail cams. You can often get $200+ cams for 1/2 price.
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Re: cheap trail cameras

All I own are cheap ones. I have three wild game 50 dollar specials from Walmart and one promos 35. All work and not a huge hit if they walk off. Not as good as some but they suit me just fine.
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Re: cheap trail cameras

check out trailcampro.com specifically the browning cams. something like $119 and are getting some pretty impressive reviews

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squirrel did you format the sd card to the camera? I had done the same thing and had it up for a week knowing i should have pictures from the tasco and the card was empty. I formatted the card and it takes good still photos and the videos are good too.
I think I did, but maybe that explains why it didn't seem to work for me lol. Like I said it is working great over in Ohio so it was definitely something I did.

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Re: cheap trail cameras

I use the Wildgame Cameras too. Not a great loss if it walks away or a bear eats it. I get good pics from all 8 of them.
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