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Old 10-26-2020, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default What is the best trail cam for the money?

Like the title says, What is the best trail cam for the money??
Always used Moultrie trail cams like m80 but all are pretty much not working.

Looking for Cellular Cameras now. thanks

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Old 10-26-2020, 12:58 AM   #2
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The one on sale


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Old 10-26-2020, 01:25 AM   #3
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I bought one of the Muddy cell cams for $99.. setup was stupid simple, battery life is good, quality is decent for a hundred dollar cell cam, and the app is pretty good too. I wouldn't hesitate to snag another. Here are some of the pics from it.. I usually get the picture notification within 2-3 mins of when the cam took it..

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Old 10-26-2020, 08:11 AM   #4
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Got tired of all others

Go with Reconyx and be done with it
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:15 AM   #5
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I've bought them all...expensive and cheap. Had some cheap ones last a long time and had some expensive ones last a long time. I've had some cheap ones crap out fast as well as expensive ones. So now I just buy cheap and know that I will spend less replacing them.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:58 AM   #6
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Honestly, IMO the $28 Tasco from Walmart

As good of pics as my $200 camera
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:22 AM   #7
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I like to get the Browning ones online when they go for sale several times a year for $99. Websites like Midway, Rogers, ect. routinely have them on sale and I have had performance from them
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:35 AM   #8
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I really like my Tactacam Reveal. So far no issues. Extremely easy to set up. The day time clarity isn't the greatest. But for the price its hard to beat. My biggest complaint is that I'm addicted to checking my phone now to see whats going on. Its sold out majority of the time but if you check daily it seems to come in stock somewhere almost weekly.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:42 AM   #9
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I'm really liking my tactacam reveal!
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:40 AM   #10
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Hard to beat the Muddy Manifest! As stated earlier, get battery life, stupid easy setup, and decent photos. For $99 Iíll buy another and monthly photo plans are reasonable.



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Old 10-26-2020, 11:41 AM   #11
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:00 PM   #12
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Hard to beat the Muddy Manifest! As stated earlier, get battery life, stupid easy setup, and decent photos. For $99 Iíll buy another and monthly photo plans are reasonable.



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I just put out a Muddy Manifest this weekend, and Iím not happy with the photo quality at all, but Iím comparing it to my Snyper. Looks like Iíll be ordering a Bigfoot for $200. Easily worth the extra $80-$100 IMO. Iíll be selling my Muddy as soon as I bring it home from the lease in 2 weeks.


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Old 10-26-2020, 12:02 PM   #13
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Honestly, IMO the $28 Tasco from Walmart

As good of pics as my $200 camera
I agree! I don't see a significant enough difference to warrant the additional 170.00.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:03 PM   #14
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I just put out a Muddy Manifest this weekend, and Iím not happy with the photo quality at all, but Iím comparing it to my Snyper. Looks like Iíll be ordering a Bigfoot for $200. Easily worth the extra $80-$100 IMO. Iíll be selling my Muddy as soon as I bring it home from the lease in 2 weeks.


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To each there own. I donít need to count the ticks in their ears at 30 yds. As long as I can see major features and like body size and antlers, itís enough for what I need!


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Old 10-26-2020, 12:05 PM   #15
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I agree! I don't see a significant enough difference to warrant the additional 170.00.

I actually bought one of these about 2 weeks ago and have it out now. Iíll go back and pull the card in another 2 weeks so so we will see but Iíve heard lots of good things!


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Old 10-26-2020, 12:08 PM   #16
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I agree! I don't see a significant enough difference to warrant the additional 170.00.
I have been running a few of these now. Oldest one is 3yo and still kicking. Good pictures, battery life and easy setup. I leave them out year round. I've had 6 of them and all have been good with the exception of 1 that crapped out at about 5mths old
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:15 PM   #17
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To each there own. I donít need to count the ticks in their ears at 30 yds. As long as I can see major features and like body size and antlers, itís enough for what I need!


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To each their own, no doubt. Just providing first hand feedback.


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Old 10-26-2020, 12:25 PM   #18
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Daylight photos for comparison:




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Old 10-26-2020, 12:28 PM   #19
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Definitely looks like something is wrong with that cam if all your daytime pics have that pink/purple hue to them. I wouldnít blame you if all your photos look like that.


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Old 10-26-2020, 12:29 PM   #20
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Definitely looks like something is wrong with that cam if all your daytime pics have that pink/purple hue to them. I wouldnít blame you if all your photos look like that.


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Thatís what Iím thinking. Tried calling customer service but thereís a 70 minute wait.


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Old 10-26-2020, 12:29 PM   #21
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I have several Tasco cameras. I’ve had no issues at all with them. $28 at Walmart
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:37 PM   #22
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Browning strike force has been my favorite cameras for several years now. They run specials for $99 all the time. I have 9 of them now and only 1 has stopped working after 6 years
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:44 PM   #23
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Got tired of buying cheap Mounties and stealth cam every season. Bought the bundle Browning Strike Force HD package from trailcampro this summer and love them.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:45 PM   #24
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Honestly, IMO the $28 Tasco from Walmart

As good of pics as my $200 camera
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:56 PM   #25
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My everyday price on the Browning Strike Force Apex is 109.99
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:20 PM   #26
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Do you pay for cell service through at&t or through the stealth cam website?

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Hard to beat the Muddy Manifest! As stated earlier, get battery life, stupid easy setup, and decent photos. For $99 Iíll buy another and monthly photo plans are reasonable.



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Old 10-26-2020, 04:30 PM   #27
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Do you pay for cell service through at&t or through the stealth cam website?

Itís all paid through the app you install on your phone. Unlimited pics billed directly to your card is $15 per month. Thereís a plan for like 2000 photos per month and one for 500, I think, as well.


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Old 10-26-2020, 04:36 PM   #28
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Thanks for the info.

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Itís all paid through the app you install on your phone. Unlimited pics billed directly to your card is $15 per month. Thereís a plan for like 2000 photos per month and one for 500, I think, as well.


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Old 10-26-2020, 05:20 PM   #29
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Really liking my Browning Defender Wireless
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:29 PM   #30
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I may get ousted but i have had great luck with several of the middle of the road Wildgame innovations cameras.

I have had browning, stealthcam, primos and many others and they are all junk.

The wildgames seem to be the simplest/best pic quality all around camera i have used.

I had one I forgot about and left it on a post on the edge of a hay meadow. it was put up in Sept of 2018 i just found it last week and the batteries lasted until first of October. It had taken over 3K pictures over 2 years. I felt like that was a pretty good testament. I put new batteries in it and moved it over to where a feeder is.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:47 PM   #31
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I may get ousted but i have had great luck with several of the middle of the road Wildgame innovations cameras.

I have had browning, stealthcam, primos and many others and they are all junk.

The wildgames seem to be the simplest/best pic quality all around camera i have used.

I had one I forgot about and left it on a post on the edge of a hay meadow. it was put up in Sept of 2018 i just found it last week and the batteries lasted until first of October. It had taken over 3K pictures over 2 years. I felt like that was a pretty good testament. I put new batteries in it and moved it over to where a feeder is.
Glad you've had luck with Wildgame, I'd say you are in the large minority there. The large majority would agree Brownings are incredible for the money, especially the Strike Force. I have a few $28 Walmart Tascos that I'd take all day over a Wildgame.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:53 PM   #32
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I am guessing Bushnell Trophy Camís are no longer the go to?
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:55 PM   #33
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Browning strike force has been my favorite cameras for several years now. They run specials for $99 all the time. I have 9 of them now and only 1 has stopped working after 6 years
I was die hard - hard headed Primos for years...
Browning Strike Force now...
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:23 PM   #34
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How many false pictures do you get with your cameras

Prefer to see all pics with an animal in them and not grass or landscape pics

Nothing worse than pulling a card and it says over a 1000 pictures
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:29 PM   #35
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In for the info to piggyback on this same question I have. Thanks for asking it OP, and thanks for all the good info to those who are posting. Lots of good pros and cons I never thought about.
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:35 PM   #36
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How many false pictures do you get with your cameras

Prefer to see all pics with an animal in them and not grass or landscape pics

Nothing worse than pulling a card and it says over a 1000 pictures

I always try to clear as much underbrush away from the camera as possible. Optimally, you would want to place it where you donít have shadows either but I get about 70-80 pics a day with 5 or so false triggers a day


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Old 10-26-2020, 07:53 PM   #37
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Honestly, IMO the $28 Tasco from Walmart

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They all break so spend less. Put your money in your weapon.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:17 AM   #38
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Another vote for browning strike force. At 89-109 each they are prob the best imo.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:24 AM   #39
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Another vote for browning strike force. At 89-109 each they are prob the best imo.
My vote as well. They just never quit.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:49 AM   #40
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This cant be serious. Have you run a $175 Browning to see all the pics your missing?

I am taking it as a joke.
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