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    Game Cameras

    Hi Folks,

    Since this is OT, guess this is the right place.

    Iím considering purchasing an HD game camera or two to set up around the house, not only for two legged security, but also some four legged security as well.

    If anyone here actually has a camera in use, what are your thoughts on itís performance? Since many of theses cameras tout bunches of megapixels, would anyone have an original picture they could send me as a ďfileĒ. Iím not really particular on what the picture actually is, but with the original, I should be able to zoom in quite a bit to make out details that may not be visible in the original.

    If anyone does have an original from one of these cameras, I would certainly appreciate if you could forward it to me at
    big_orang_eep@yahoo.com
    as a file.

    Thanks for your kind consideration,

    Chris


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    One of the guys at my work has one. He's shown me several pics off it. He uses it to pattern deer and for the occasional wild animal that happens along. Got a pic of a chupacabra not long ago (that's what it looked like to me). Anyway.....many of the pics were taken at night and the quality is just fine however mainly black and white. Thing is.....I've seen plenty of the pics where the deer are looking right at the camera so I figure the camera does make some kind of noise before or during taking the pic. Noise would not be good for surveillance since the camera would be able to be located and taken or destroyed on the spot. Just my thinking. I have no first hand experience with them myself.

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    I thought them thar critters got demselves extinxtified.

    Actually, The several I'm looking at are silent, and the "flash" is IR and not visible. At least that is what they advertise. Hence my questions.

    Chris

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    Ram Rod is hitting on the one point I have been concerned about. I want one of these cameras for my front yard by the drive to capture any movement as people come and go. What I do not want is a click or a flash. That would out the camera and it's gone.

    Only one I ever saw did flash. Not great but I am sure the new ones are very stealthy. Hope to see more feedback on these. Good post.
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    I'm sure there are many alternatives.......newest technology likely most expensive. Check into Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, and Academy Sports....and online reviews. I'd personally like to rid the world of varmints than to look at their pictures after they are gone. That's just me.

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    Here is the reason Iím looking for as high definition as I can get.

    The original of the following picture is 6.8Mbís in size. Way too big for posting on the internet so what you are seeing here are screen shots.

    Notice the red arrow pointing downward to the label on the stroller. It canít be read. But with the simple paint program that comes with windows, one can zoom in and out at will. The second picture, which has been zoomed in, the tag can easily be read.






    As a case in point. The following is a high res photo taken thru a window of our resident female coyote.

    She has been around for about 2 Ĺ years now. Her right rear leg is useless but she has adapted to getting around reasonably well. She shows up every afternoon, to wait for grub (table scraps). We have gone to great lengths to make sure what we are doing does in NO WAY attempt to tame her. She is still VERY careful around anything she doesnít know intimately. When she comes into season, she will occasionally show up with at least one male in tow. She has shown up once with what I take to be a pup, weaned, but still sill with Mom.

    Ordinarily, I would never feed a wild animal like this, but with her useless leg, I can only surmise that it is our feeding that she is still alive today. She will show up, lay down under a creosote bush and wait for grub. When we step out to feed her, she gets up and moves a long way off. Once we put the food down, she will cautiously approach and eat. In this heat, we put an additional bowl of water down for her. She circled this bowl, and her grub, for at least a half hour before she would eat. She would grab a bite and step back because this bowl of water was new. In the end, she never touched the water. Water is available elsewhere on the property which she knows.

    Ms Wily Coyote.





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    Hi new guy here,

    I have a few WGI cameras that I use out hunting and in the back yard. I got a X6C which is a 2011 model or 2010 model. That one is going strong and has some great pictures. I have one of their new WGI Micro Red 6 camera and that is an awesome camera for hiding.

    That is what I would recommend.

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    Thanks. Will look into that one.

    Chris

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    take a look at this site. Mike has what I consider some decent deals on good equipment.

    Trail Cams N More,HCO Scoutguard SG550,Uway,DLC Covert,Kel Tec Ruger LCP Glock and accessories
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    Thanks for the input. I've been researching just about all the cameras and have, more or less settled on the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD. It appears to have the shortest event trigger, quickest reset time and a huge battery life. Yep, there are better ones, but the cost is considerably higher. For the cost, this is my choice so far but the search continues.

    Chris

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