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1st Trail Cam Suggestions

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I have been looking at some trail cams and don't want to spend a ton. I do want to spend enough to not be frustrated with malfunctions and bad pics. I am in northern MN and need the gear to stand up to really cold temps ( below 0 for nights on end ). The camera also has to be locked to the tree as its private land but you never know what people will do. Suggestions??

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Hey there, I was in your same situation about 6 months ago. I didn't want to invest a ton of money in something I was unsure would produce. I purchased four 35mm trail cams actually from an FMer. 35mm wasn't my first choice because I too hunt northern MN (Brimson) and would not be able to check the cams all that much and let alone find a 1 hour photo. To my suprise the cameras produced and then some. One of the cams is a Trail Timer Photo Hunter. WOW what a unit. Very easy to use, the sensor is awesome, pics turn out great and for an extra dollar, you can have your 35mm pics transfered to disk. Very quiet, can't even here it take a pic. Battery life is very extended. Basically a 9 volt and 2 AA's for the camera. Easily lasting a month in cold weather. It's still going and I put it out Oct 13th. Last weekend I was even able to witness the camera work. I was sitting in my stand just at day break and a doe walked in and the cam snapped a pic. Flash and all... the deer didn't even hesitate.

I would seach the ebays of the world and try to find this camera. You will be totally satisfied.

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Thanks ddp, this is just the type of info I am looking for. A friend of mine has the 35mm type and he is having problems rewinding them manually before all the pics have been taken. Its good to hear you dont HAVE to spend the money on the IR lights too!

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Do a search for chasingame on google.

They have a TREMENDOUS amount of info on all brands.

Way too much to copy and paste into here sadly. I would, but there is just so many cameras and models. Your best bet is to check it out for yourself.

ddp

Glad to hear you got what you needed to get started. cool.gif

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yeah, thanks again Big Lake... That Trail Timer is da bomb! smile.gif I think I am hooked.

Crappace, As for doing research, be careful. I think I did too much research confused.gif It seemed someone always had a bad experience with a product and wrote a bad review.

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ddp

Tell me the other ones worked for ya too man....

I know the Photohunter was the cream of the crop for 35mm, but the others worked too, didnt they???

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That website is AWESOME! So much info. for the newbie! I know where I'll be going before I hang a trail cam next year....

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Hey Big Lake,

One of the stealth cams worked great. The other didn't for some reason.. I think it was operator error smile.gif The home brew for some reason took a time-laps of a day and then snapped a night pics of a deer. I think that was operator error as well because it was facing the sun. I will get the final round of pics this weekend. The nice 8 pointer didn't show his face Oct 27th-Nov 4th on film or in person. I am hoping he will be browsing his territory this weekend smile.gif

To be continued........

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