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Old 06-23-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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How many do you have? I currently have 18 cameras, (7 different brands) that I'm running, and just bought two more last night. Everyone keeps telling me I have to many, and I keep telling them I don't have enough. I like to keep a close eye on my critters, both public land and private. Anyone else out there have a problem with constantly adding to the collection?

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Old 06-23-2017, 10:06 AM   #2
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Think I have like 5 now.

I wouldn't want to have to buy batteries etc for 20 cameras
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:09 AM   #3
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As long as you enjoy it and can afford it, who cares what other people say?
Get as many as you want. I have about 20. 10 working and 5 always out.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:16 AM   #4
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My place is small. I'm only running one at the moment. I'll put more out during the season.

Of course I think people should run lots and lots of cameras... so long as they know the best way to mount them.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:29 AM   #5
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Currently have 8 and feel like I need 8 more.

2 coverts
3 Moultrie
2 Browning
1 Bushnell

Moultrie seem to be the better out of them all.

I was at Seagoville Walmart last week and they had 15-20 cameras clearenced in their display case
Primos Blacklight, Bushnell, Moultrie. I looked at the wife and she said I didn't need anymore. Yesterday she told me we should of picked up a couple more.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:30 AM   #6
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My place is small. I'm only running one at the moment. I'll put more out during the season.

Of course I think people should run lots and lots of cameras... so long as they know the best way to mount them.
That's funny!
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:37 AM   #7
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As long as you enjoy it and can afford it, who cares what other people say?
Get as many as you want. I have about 20. 10 working and 5 always out.
And 5 that you forgot where you hung them?!
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:37 AM   #8
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I have 25+ but only run 19 year round on feeders and then put out the rest around August through Feb. on trails. About 2 years ago I bought around 15 Moultrie D-40 camera's for $50.00 each at Walmart that came with a 4GB SD card and I wish I would have bought 30 of them because they are all still working perfect. They don't take the best pictures and have a slow trigger speed but I bait all my spots I put them so the trigger speed really doesn't matter. Pictures are good enough for me. I also have several Moutrie M-80 cameras that are over 5 years old and 4 Browning strike force camera's that are over 2 years old all working perfect. Now I have had bushnell, wildgame, stealthcam, primos and other model moutries that didn't last 2 years and some didn't last 6 months. The wildgame and stealthcams were the worst.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:39 AM   #9
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And 5 that you forgot where you hung them?!
Yes that can be a problem when you have a lot mounted away from feeders, I have forgot about ones before and sure I will in the future.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:46 AM   #10
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Yes that can be a problem when you have a lot mounted away from feeders, I have forgot about ones before and sure I will in the future.
I found one that I had forgotten about last year. It was in a bottom for a year and a half. I just happened to re stumble across it when I went to check on a spot. It was neat to see the entire time lapse of pics in one spot for over a year. It even survived a flood by a mere few inches, and I had a week's worth of duck pictures on it.

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Old 06-23-2017, 10:47 AM   #11
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I have about 25 but wish I had another 25 for roads and trails. Definitely tricky to keep up with the batteries and SD cards but worth it.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:48 AM   #12
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I found one that I had forgotten about last year. It was in a bottom for a year and a half. I just happened to re stumble across it when I went to check on a spot. It was neat to see the entire time lapse of pics in one spot for over a year. It even survived a flood by a mere few inches, and I had a week's worth of duck pictures on it.

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Old 06-23-2017, 11:13 AM   #13
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Uh yeah, I have 5-6 sitting on my desk at home at all times and cameras in threee states and 4 different properties!
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:47 AM   #14
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I have about 25 but wish I had another 25 for roads and trails. Definitely tricky to keep up with the batteries and SD cards but worth it.
Yeah its a hassle for sure when it comes to all the SD cards and batteries. I have to keep a small map or a set of notes to keep up with the cameras. I also label all my cards 1 and 2. Otherwise I end up with a handful of cards and then I can't remember which cards are empty or full.

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Old 06-23-2017, 02:54 PM   #15
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Only have 3 out at present for pig pics. In another month or so I'll put them out on the place I hunt wtd and crank up the feeders too.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:00 PM   #16
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I have 16 cameras out between 4 different properties. 11 Brownings and 5 Bushnells.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:37 PM   #17
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No such thing as too many. I peaked out at 35 cameras if I remember correctly. Ive got 2 now and no lease lol.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:04 PM   #18
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I put four out, but if the woodpeckers tear them up this year be the last 4 lol.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:42 PM   #19
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I put four out, but if the woodpeckers tear them up this year be the last 4 lol.
Put them on a T-Post and the birds wont mistake them for trees... maybe.
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:01 PM   #20
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I got 9....with 3 Covert Wireless in that bunch

Then Moultrie, Bushnell and Browning...All I will ever use
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:17 PM   #21
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14 here.

Including to coverts all rest are Bushnell


Want more!
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:25 PM   #22
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My new favorite camera is the Snyper 3G Commander. It's like I get to sit on stand everyday.
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Put them on a T-Post and the birds wont mistake them for trees... maybe.
Hummm that may work, i've haft to rotor hammer the T.s down
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:29 PM   #24
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Hummm that may work, i've haft to rotor hammer the T.s down
The one in the pic above is a post cut in half and set in a flower pot with cement.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:43 PM   #25
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I got 9....with 3 Covert Wireless in that bunch

Then Moultrie, Bushnell and Browning...All I will ever use
The bottom three are my favorites out of all the brands I have. I use to really like my cuddebacks but they have been failing me left and right so I stepped away from them.

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Old 06-23-2017, 09:39 PM   #26
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How do yall store your SD cards when pulling cards? I have a few pelican cases I use but they only hold 12 at a time and I have 2 cards for each camera so really only 6 cameras per case.

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Old 06-24-2017, 06:14 PM   #27
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Some of y'all need to go see a doctor.
35 cameras?!?!
I might have 15 to spread across 5 properties.
Anymore than that and I'll have to quit my day job to keep up.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:37 PM   #28
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X2 on Moultrie. Been very pleased with them.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:51 PM   #29
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The one in the pic above is a post cut in half and set in a flower pot with cement.
That's a great idea, move them around also
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:09 PM   #30
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Can't have too many
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:48 PM   #31
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How do yall store your SD cards when pulling cards? I have a few pelican cases I use but they only hold 12 at a time and I have 2 cards for each camera so really only 6 cameras per case.

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https://www.amazon.com/MemoryMarket-...sd+card+wallet

Have bought from Amazon and from eBay, which ever is cheaper when I need new ones. Rough handling can tear the plastic but I get a few years out of each one.

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Old 06-24-2017, 08:15 PM   #32
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I have 6. You can never have to many.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:40 PM   #33
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I just counted mine in my head. Thirteen ! I gotta have one more or get rid of one.......
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over 20 - we are trying to get them all to one brand and type so simplify things. We are going with the Moultrie panoramics 150 - run around $120 - they cover 180 degrees so in a protein pen you catch everything - good cameras
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:38 AM   #35
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I like a lot of cameras. Two at a feeder, and 2-3 on the trails in the area around a feeder. You don't realize how much you're missing with one camera until you get an area really covered. I think I like checking pictures more than actually hunting sometimes.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:03 AM   #36
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I have 16 (6 of which are cellular), and I'm trying to go all solar and get away from AA's. I've been spending about $300 a year just in batteries.
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I like a lot of cameras. Two at a feeder, and 2-3 on the trails in the area around a feeder. You don't realize how much you're missing with one camera until you get an area really covered. I think I like checking pictures more than actually hunting sometimes.
this is why we like the moultrie panoramic - cover 180 degrees
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:18 AM   #38
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Think my total count is around 15. Currently running 8, 5 of them on feeders and 3 on trails. Check the feeder cameras weekly and the trail cameras monthly. Total number I am running will go up around September. My current fleet of cameras are all Brownig Strike Force with the exception of two Bushnell's. (****'s was running a good sale). Three of the Brownings have been running non-stop for 3 years. Great cameras!

Checking cameras has become one of my favorite parts of the entire hunting experience. I save all pictures and keep them on an external drive. Pretty fun to be able to go back and compare activity levels over past years.
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over 20 - we are trying to get them all to one brand and type so simplify things. We are going with the Moultrie panoramics 150 - run around $120 - they cover 180 degrees so in a protein pen you catch everything - good cameras
Have a sample pic for pic quality? I need to buy two more and cant decide what to get this time.
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Think we have 8...

Have gone to cabelas brand that look and program just like the bushnells.

Cant stand moutrees we have had, take WAY WAY to many pics no way to turn down sensitivty
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Wow, guess I am not the only one with a lot of cameras!

I have 19 that work. 12 at my place in Wisconsin and 6 at my lease and a plot watcher in my office I haven't had out in a while. Could use a few more, especially up in Wisconsin. No feeders/bait so most of my cameras do not take a lot of pictures unless you find a really good spot. One of my goals though is to try to get as many good pictures of good deer as I can. That way I can save just in case I ever sell the place.
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It's one of those addictive item I must add
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Normally run around ten.
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Some of y'all need to go see a doctor.
35 cameras?!?!
I might have 15 to spread across 5 properties.
Anymore than that and I'll have to quit my day job to keep up.
Lmao! I have two and plan on getting more.
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Have a sample pic for pic quality? I need to buy two more and cant decide what to get this time.
Here is a night picture - I will look for some more

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Old 06-26-2017, 07:39 PM   #46
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Looks nice
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:25 PM   #47
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:07 PM   #48
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I have 9 Covert MP8s. I have 2 memory cards per camera, labeled A and B. For example
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Etc

I used a sharpie and wrote a number on each camera. All the A cards are in. When I pull them I replace them with a B card. That way I know which cards have pics.

I keep them in a cheap memory card wallet from Amazon.

I really like the Covert MP8s and get them for under $100.

I use the Amazon Basics brand batteries. They are really cheap. Running cameras year round I use three sets of batteries per camera. It comes out to $6.25/camera per year for batteries.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:12 PM   #49
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I have 9 Covert MP8s. I have 2 memory cards per camera, labeled A and B. For example
1A, 1B
2A, 2B
3A, 3B
Etc

I used a sharpie and wrote a number on each camera. All the A cards are in. When I pull them I replace them with a B card. That way I know which cards have pics.

I keep them in a cheap memory card wallet from Amazon.

I really like the Covert MP8s and get them for under $100.

I use the Amazon Basics brand batteries. They are really cheap. Running cameras year round I use three sets of batteries per camera. It comes out to $6.25/camera per year for batteries.
Good system.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:46 PM   #50
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And 5 that you forgot where you hung them?!
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