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Trail Camera

I am in the market for a new trail camera. Any suggestions on something worth my wild? Wife is getting upset at me for spending all our money on hunting equipment as I am also buying a new rifle soon. lol

Right now I have about the most inexpensive one you could bye (wildview 2 mega pixs). I am starting to get tired of missing alot of the night pictures.

The day pictures are ok, I just want to catch more at night.

Thanks ahead of time.

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Right now I have a moultrie

Right now I have a moultrie D-40, its works pretty good and pretty cheap. I got mine for $80 i think. I'm kinda looking at the new Bushnell trophy cams, I like how small they are it would be easier to pack a few in the woods.

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Do they both take AA batteries? Thats actaully another good reason to purchasae new is what I told the better half. I seem to spend anout $15 a month on batteries. The Wildviews take 4 C batteries each.

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For battery life you want a

For battery life you want a trail cam that takes D cell and they will last the whole season if not well into the second.  My Moultrie I-50 takes 6 D cells and will last two seasons on one set.  That is unless I pull the batteries before then for a flash light. 

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No kidding? Never knew that. I was thinking about just being light packing in. I know they are just batteries, but man is my pack heavy. But if I had to just worry about that one time that would be awesome.

$80 is very do able on price. How much is the new one you are looking at?

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I'm not too worried about

I'm not too worried about weight when I pack in a camera for scouting purposes since they are about all that I have in my pack when I head out just to scout.  Natchez Shooters Supply has a sale going on right now that you might look at and see how their prices are compaired to what you are looking at. 

http://www.natchezss.com/specials.cfm?contentID=specials&spcGrp=19

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What a great site. Thank you for sharing. I am starting to get it narrowed down. I will be checking some other recommended sites as well. I am starting to think the D batteries are the way to go. I was sold on the AA batteries before.

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This is one another forum

This is one another forum that I'm on and this site is supposed to have some good info... i hope this helps

http://www.huntstrategies.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1576

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My moultrie takes 6 D cells.

My moultrie takes 6 D cells. it will last right around 60 days

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Moultrie make good trail

Moultrie make good trail cameras. The number of pictures you take determines the battery life more that the number of days its out. The cold also drains the batteries faster. I have a I-40 and love it.

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I have a

I have a cuddeback capture it was more expensive but worth it.  It takes 4 d batteries and they last about a month.  I bought rechargable batteries and a charger so you dont have to keep buying batteries.

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