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Old 09-25-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
jimmyjams4110
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Default Wireless Game Cameras. Worth it?

Thinking about getting one, haven't even started shopping brands/models yet. Wanted to see what everyone thought of them. My drive to the woods is 45 min to an hour, and I like the idea of images coming in immediately rather than checking on the weekly - biweekly, I would think that'd give you a huge edge in knowing if your target buck is appearing during shooting hours.

Please share what you know and have experienced, and if you think they're worthy, what brand/model/service provider?

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Old 09-25-2017, 04:41 PM   #2
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Heck yeah! Love my 4 coverts
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:25 PM   #3
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I'm on my third covert after the first two failed and they replaced them. So far so good on this one.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:36 AM   #4
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What kind of montly costs are you seeing with the wireless models? I'm unsure of what to even expect. How much does the cost go up per camera?
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:48 AM   #5
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I'm interested in this too. It would be darn convenient, but it seems like I might better spend my hunting money elsewhere.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:14 AM   #6
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They are nice but expensive up front and you have to have a wireless type plan for most I do believe. But my main concern for you us that you put this in Public Hunting Opportunities forum which leads me to believe this cam will go on public land? If so, I don't know if I would do that. Too expensive of a camera to risk losing and I doubt most will walk by it and leave it there if they realize what it is. Just a thought.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:47 PM   #7
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I put this on the public forum by accident... if someone can, please shoot this over to the Around the Campfire.

In regards to putting it on public land, I have a couple places I might risk it... Hanging it high using a climbing stick and locking it up would make me feel even better.

Are there any wireless cameras that DON'T require a monthly wireless plan? You said most, just wondering.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:01 PM   #8
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We used the Covert last season and absolutely loved it... only problem is we were going through 12 AA batteries every week!
This season I decided to shop around and ended up going with the Bushnell Trophy Cam Aggressor (Ebay $240). So far so good, but I cant attest as to the battery issue as Ive only had it a few days. First month is unlimited pictures so you can get a feel for your usage. After that, data plans range from $7- $59/mo depending on how many pictures you want. Im going with the $19 3,000 pic plan.
I've also heard Spartan makes a good wireless camera, do your research watch all the review videos. Whichever route you decide you're going to love it. Nothing like getting live updates from the field!

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Old 10-01-2017, 09:05 PM   #9
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Just posted a spartan go cam in the classifieds if you're interested.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:39 AM   #10
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I have two Covert Blackhawks Verizon Plan $18.99 a month for 5000 pictures for each camera. Probably don't need that many pictures per camera.
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