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Trail cams

What would be the best trail cams for newbies? what trail cams would you suggest?  Help!

 

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When you start to look at

When you start to look at trail cameras it is just like going to the candy store, there is that much selection out there. The first thing you need to consider is what is going to be your price range. You can get one for as little as $50.00 or go for one that does everything for $200.00. You also need to decide if you want to take pictures at night with a infa-red flash or will a standard flash work for you. Also is a memory card necessary or can you get by with only 20 or 30 pictures. That along if you want a viewer on the camera or are you going to take the camera or memory card home to view the pictures

You also need to consider where you are going to place them. I know of users that have lost well over a $1000.00 in cameras over the years to people that have found them and taken them. You need to figure that since they are usually on public ground they are considered abandoned by the law. I even know of a few that have been picked up by BLM rangers since they are considered abandoned property even if they are attached to a tree or fence post.

As for cameras I like and have a couple of Moultrie with a infa-red flash. They take great pictures either at night or during the day and they are easy to set up. They also use a memory card and can hold a lot of pictures since I'll usually leave them for months at a time.

Also just about any of the manufactures out there have good cameras but as I said you need to decide on what you really want and then go look at them.

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