Game Cam question

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dora'smom, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2009
    What is the best game cam for the money? I want to put one up in our backyard to keep the back neighbors honest (or to document when they are not), and to monitor wildlife that comes through the yard. Any suggestions?
  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    We have 2 Moultrie i40 game cameras. They retail for about $190. but can be bought new on ebay or other places cheaper. I paid around $130. (including shipping) for mine. I think it is a decent camera for the money.

    I think they take very good pictures however they do have some issues ~ one being the access to the SD card. Unless you have small fingers or carry a needle nose pliers the SD card is difficult to easily remove and would be impossible to remove if you are wearing gloves. I have not had any other problems with mine (both are only a few months old) but I have read that sometimes the display screen can fail making setup difficult. They are a large camera and are easy to see if you look around ~ If you are creative you may be able to hide it from the neighbors. The cameras I have take black and white pictures at night and in the shade and color in full sunlight. They are also capable of taking short video.

    One thing that I think is important is making sure you get a camera with an "Infrared flash" so it does not frighten the subject away when it takes a picture. Some cameras use a regular bright white flash.

    Photo from my camera...
  3. Stevo

    Stevo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Howell, NJ
    I have a Wildgame Inovations IR under 100 bux at Dicks Sporting Goods


    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010

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