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Old 08-12-2022, 09:28 AM   #1
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Default Cellular Trail Camera Recommendation

I am in the market to purchase a few cellular trail cameras. I do not know much about them, and was curious if anyone had any recommendations. I would probably be interested in something thats falls in the middle of the price range for them.

I also am not familiar with how the monthly payments work (if any) so any info related to that would be helpful also. Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2022, 09:37 AM   #2
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I recommend WiseEye. One cool feature is the huntcontrol feature that separates your photos based on species and identifies bucks from doe.
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Old 08-12-2022, 09:41 AM   #3
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Tactacam. Pay $13 a month for unlimited and then suspend it in the offseason.
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Old 08-12-2022, 09:52 AM   #4
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I love my Reolink 4g with solar panel. Super clear...with tilt, pan and zoom. Even has an alarm if you want to scare off unwanted critters.

It is cool to get an alert and then watch "live" video of anything happening. AT&T or TMobile SIM card and $10 month. Easy to navigate free app and great CS.

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Old 08-12-2022, 10:02 AM   #5
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I had a couple spypoints that lasted a couple seasons and then just stopped sending pics. Didn't matter what I tried they wouldn't send. The signal was also weak even when brand new.

I just bought the latest Tactacam, I think its called the X Pro and it comes with both ATT & Verizon sim cards. The signal is much stronger with these cams for some reason. Where I would get 1 bar with a spypoint I can get 3 bars with the Tactacam.

The only plus for the spypoint is the free 100 pic /month plan.
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:32 AM   #6
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Stealth cam going on its 3rd season. Spends hunting season in west Texas, off season in south Texas on pigs. Still going. Have a second ready to go. Havenít had to use it yet.
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:51 AM   #7
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5 responses and not a duplicate brand yet lol. Thanks for the input guys, keep them coming.
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Old 08-12-2022, 11:15 AM   #8
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I just bought two Tactacam Reveal X gen 2. I did the unlimited pics for both cams and the average cost for the data plan was like $100 per cam per year. They give you a break for every one you add after the 1st camera.

I committed to a year because I am on a new place and really want to get ahead of the learning curve of understanding what I am dealing with since I live around 6.5 hours from the lease. My brother actually set them up yesterday and I am already getting a ton of pics. I did get the external solar panel, which was like an extra $50 bucks. They do sell another version with a built in solar panel for a little more money so that might be the route to go.

You a can also pay $5 bucks extra and get 50 HD pics per $5 dollars. I just did the HD option just to see the difference. Here is a non HD pic from the camera on a small 10 point so you can see the quality you will get. I will post the HD pic when they send it to me, which normally takes about 12 hours from request, depending on how you have your settings set up. It can be instant, but thatís not how I have my setting set up. It drains you batteries faster if you want HD pics sent instantly. All in all, I like it but It has only been up for less than 24 hours.

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Old 08-12-2022, 11:16 AM   #9
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Old 08-12-2022, 11:34 AM   #10
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Old 08-12-2022, 11:37 AM   #11
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Have 2 Tactacams and have been great so far for 2 years
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Old 08-12-2022, 11:39 AM   #12
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Tactacam or Spartan hands down! I run both

I will not ever run Spypoint, Covert, or Moultrie again
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Old 08-12-2022, 11:45 AM   #13
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Anyone try the Moultrie Edge yet? Works with any carrier and auto connects. Had a customer tell me about it but that's all I know.
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:30 PM   #14
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We run 8-10 tactacams and love them. It also helps that we are a dealer, so hit me up if that is the route you decide to go.
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:34 PM   #15
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I had a couple spypoints that lasted a couple seasons and then just stopped sending pics. Didn't matter what I tried they wouldn't send. The signal was also weak even when brand new.

I just bought the latest Tactacam, I think its called the X Pro and it comes with both ATT & Verizon sim cards. The signal is much stronger with these cams for some reason. Where I would get 1 bar with a spypoint I can get 3 bars with the Tactacam.

The only plus for the spypoint is the free 100 pic /month plan.
Same on Spypoint, worked great for 6 months.

The cameras still work, just wont transmit. Pics are sitting in the transmit folder on the card.

I've done everything they suggested, even upgraded cards and nada.
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:37 PM   #16
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Not to hijack but have a question.

I have a feeder probably 500 ft from my house.

Are there any Wifi or line of sight cameras? It's pretty wooded so you can't see the feeder from the house.

It's more for my enjoyment than hunting, just would like pics in real-time.

Has anyone used a wifi security camera?
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:37 PM   #17
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I have 12 Coverts running with 40,000 pics a month for $90
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:40 PM   #18
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I have 12 Coverts running with 40,000 pics a month for $90
How on earth can you keep up with 40k pics a month!?!
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:46 PM   #19
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Not to hijack but have a question.

I have a feeder probably 500 ft from my house.

Are there any Wifi or line of sight cameras? It's pretty wooded so you can't see the feeder from the house.

It's more for my enjoyment than hunting, just would like pics in real-time.

Has anyone used a wifi security camera?

Not sure there's a camera with Wifi capability to reach that far. My 4g camera is 300' from my house and I can't get wifi.
That being said, my daughter has 2 of these Reolink wifi cameras. They are the exact same camera that I have (tilt, pan, zoom) but work on wifi versus cellular. Great cameras.

Security Camera Wireless Outdoor, Pan Tilt Solar Powered with 2K Night Vision, 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi, 2-Way Talk, Works with Alexa/ Google Assistant for Home Surveillance, REOLINK Argus PT w/ Solar Panel https://a.co/d/gEXYhAZ
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:50 PM   #20
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How on earth can you keep up with 40k pics a month!?!
Every day I start my day checking the cameras to see what surprises are on there!

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Old 08-12-2022, 12:52 PM   #21
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:53 PM   #22
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Muddy work great
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Old 08-12-2022, 01:05 PM   #23
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Stealth cam going on its 3rd season. Spends hunting season in west Texas, off season in south Texas on pigs. Still going. Have a second ready to go. Havenít had to use it yet.
I like the Stealthcam brand too. I have a few regular (non-cellular) Stealthcams and 1 cellular Stealthcam Reactor. I think I paid $160 for the Stealthcam Reactor on Amazon and another $50 for the optional solar panel. With that setup, I haven't had to change the batteries in over a year and I haven't had to visit the camera (you can remotely wipe the SD card when it gets full). They offer plans for ATT and Verizon. I'm on the "unlimited" data plan for $20/month, I think additional cameras can be added for $5/month each.
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Old 08-12-2022, 01:06 PM   #24
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Every day I start my day checking the cameras to see what surprises are on there!

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Old 08-12-2022, 01:40 PM   #25
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Every day I start my day checking the cameras to see what surprises are on there!

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Holy cow!!


Another one in the Stealthcam boat. I think I deleted all my photos from it that I had up last season. But they were pretty clear on my phone and even better when I put the card into my computer. The photo transfer has been going pretty well too. For a while, I had it set up at my house to see who was coming and going (when it was on the market), and it caught a couple of my neighbors a whole 5 feet away from it helping themselves to my flowerbed.

This thread is reminding me to go ahead and get it put back up by one of the feeders.
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Old 08-12-2022, 02:39 PM   #26
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Ive had one stealthcam in the field for 6 years and another for 2 years. Just added a 3rd stealthcam yesterday
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Old 08-12-2022, 04:24 PM   #27
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Old 08-12-2022, 04:27 PM   #28
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I just bought two Tactacam Reveal X gen 2. I did the unlimited pics for both cams and the average cost for the data plan was like $100 per cam per year. They give you a break for every one you add after the 1st camera.

I committed to a year because I am on a new place and really want to get ahead of the learning curve of understanding what I am dealing with since I live around 6.5 hours from the lease. My brother actually set them up yesterday and I am already getting a ton of pics. I did get the external solar panel, which was like an extra $50 bucks. They do sell another version with a built in solar panel for a little more money so that might be the route to go.

You a can also pay $5 bucks extra and get 50 HD pics per $5 dollars. I just did the HD option just to see the difference. Here is a non HD pic from the camera on a small 10 point so you can see the quality you will get. I will post the HD pic when they send it to me, which normally takes about 12 hours from request, depending on how you have your settings set up. It can be instant, but thatís not how I have my setting set up. It drains you batteries faster if you want HD pics sent instantly. All in all, I like it but It has only been up for less than 24 hours.

Pic of small 10 and night pick of a but load of hogs.

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HD pic, not a huge difference but you see his crab claws a bit better. Glad itís was only $5 bucks for 50 HD
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Old 08-12-2022, 05:33 PM   #29
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We run 8-10 tactacams and love them. It also helps that we are a dealer, so hit me up if that is the route you decide to go.
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Old 08-12-2022, 05:45 PM   #30
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I just bought a couple Tactacam Reveal X gen 2. Don't over study the data plan, save yourself time and get the unlimited plan, its addicting and worth it.
So far So good .
I think they're the best quality for the lower price on the market
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