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Old 08-10-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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I looked around for a cheap metal box to mount a Wildgame Innovations IR2 trail camera in and after looking I thought about a Money Box. They are a little under $10.00 and as you can see they also have enought room to add a backup battery. I am gonna get a solar panel and add to it when I get to Harper this week. I tried it out and it does take a pretty good picture. I am thinking about just putting a couple of small lag screws thru the back and into a tree or secure it to a fence post in the feed pen. I put a piece of foam behind the camera to keep it from moving. It comes with a key to lock it and I got both of them with the same key number to make it easier on me. The other boxes i looked at were either too small or too much money. I took a cutoff tool and cut a slit in the lid and then used a recpricating saw with a metal blade to finish the cut. A little paint and its ready to go.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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sweet. nice job
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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cool
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:35 AM   #4
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turned out good
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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Good idear there
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:08 AM   #6
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How do you like that camera?

BP has them on sale the 20th for $50
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:19 AM   #7
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Nice job.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:33 PM   #8
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How do you like that camera?

BP has them on sale the 20th for $50
Yea the local Academy had them for 59 and I figured I would spend the difference in gas driving to Bass Pro and I wanted to put the cameras out since I was going to Harper. I really like the camera and might just use my points at Bass Pro to pick up another one or two. Here is a sample from this weekend that I thought was cool. One of the cameras took 450 pics and the other took 350 from Thursday evening till Tuesday morning. I pulled and replaced the SD cards so I could see what they looked like on the computer. The SD card does fit into my digital camera also so I will be able to check them if I do not have my laptop with me.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:40 PM   #9
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Nice job!
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:52 PM   #10
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Looks good!! The box and the pics!
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:11 PM   #11
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Mike,
Did you think this up all by yourself?

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Old 08-19-2010, 08:12 AM   #12
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Mike,
Did you think this up all by yourself?

Gerald
I saw some other posts about enclosures for trail cameras and an electrical box that would hold the camera and external battery cost too much. I really did not need the lock just a way to keep the tree rats and coons from eating the power cord. I'm gonna put a solar panel on them when I go back up next month.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:01 AM   #13
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very nice
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