Hunting forum: Game Cameras?

 
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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 2, 2010 8:56 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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Do you use a trail camera? If so what brand do you use and do you like it?

We use Moultrie cameras. We have 3 of them now. 2 are I40 and one is I60. We tried using other brands but returned them for another Moultrie camera because the quality of the photos and videos of others couldn't compare.

We look forward to seeing what's been out on our hunting spots. We've seen deer, wild hogs and boars, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, bobcats and plenty of crows.

Deer Cams at the Lease

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ImageMidnitedog
Feb 7, 2010 12:36 PM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
I've been using homebrew trailcams for three years now an in the process of building a couple of IR conversions. It's always interesting to see whats moving through the woods here in Northeastern Pa, I've been getting several bobcat an coyote pictures lately. I just got a bobcat an a red fox pictures right behind my house. Here's a coyote looking over a small stream near my house.

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 7, 2010 12:42 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Thanks for your reply! Welcome to the Hunting and Fishing Cubit.

Great photo. I love how clear the night time photo is. When our cameras take videos or still shots after dark they always revert to B & W.

I'm interested in how you build these yourself. We'd like to have more cameras set up, but at over $200 a cam, it's more expensive than we can afford.
ImageMidnitedog
Feb 7, 2010 8:30 PM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
I use Sony P32, 3.2mp an Sony P41, 4.1mp for the cameras. The Coyote picture was taken with the P41, its a very fast setup, around 1 - 1.2 second trigger time, but it's close to a $200 setup, the P32's are about a 1.5 second camera an they run about $50 less.
It's rare for me to get a picture of a coyote standing still, usually they are on the move. I had set the camera up at a stream crossing and got a red fox, coons, turkeys an this coyote. You can take a look at this site he has tons of information on building your own. I am not connected with this site in anyway.

http://www.bfoutdoors.com/

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 7, 2010 8:42 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I like the looks of your cam much better than the case on the Moultries that we have. I bookmarked the site you linked to and will peruse that when I don't have the Superbowl going on behind me. Thanks so much for the info you have provided.

You are welcome to post photos of the game you've hunted this year. Please post a new thread so the photos don't get lost in the chatter.

What is your location?
ImageMidnitedog
Feb 7, 2010 10:08 PM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
Thank you. I normally use a masterlock python cable lock to secure the cameras but this one is right behind my house where I can see it so it's got a bungee strap instead.
I just posted some of information that in the hunting chat, I'm from eastern Bradford county, Pa.
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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 7, 2010 11:40 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
We've got ours secured with straps and no locks. I think the cable lock you suggest is a good idea. I'll have to check into availability on them here. The leae is about 30 minutes north of us, so we can only check the cameras on the weekends, and then not every weekend. Oh to have land that has animals on it.... sigh Lucky you!!!

Being in PA, you must be getting some of the snow that's bombarding the East coast right now. If so, I hope you retain power. I have an Aunt and a Cousin in Virginia that both are out of power. They don't expect the power to be restored until the 12th. The cousin has a generator to power her home, but the fuel has already run out. They called earlier this week to have it delivered, but the guy never made it to their house and the roads are impassable now.

I'm really looking forward to delving into more about this home made camera system tomorrow when my brain isn't on overload from the superbowl. :-) I know hubby will be excited to look over this site also.

Now that we have got cameras, we're spoiled! Smiling
ImageMidnitedog
Feb 8, 2010 8:14 AM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
We were lucky, all the snow went south of us, didn't get anything for a change, I'm tired of it anyway, I'm ready for spring flowers an turkeys gobbling! I live in a very rural area with lots of animals just waiting to have their picture taken, two weeks ago I got a picture of a bobcat a red fox an deer fifty yards behind my house. I'm not using any bait's for them just well used trails. Here's another suppler that sell some very good camera controller's, I just ordered some things from him, I am building four more trail cam, a couple for friends an a couple more for me, Yes I'm addicted!

http://www.snapshotsniper.com/HomeBrewProducts.htm
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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 9, 2010 11:51 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I showed hubby your posts on the home brew cameras and we looked at the sites you linked to. Had a great time seeing all of the photos on that site. We will probably need some pointers when we get ready to create some cameras. I'll be sure to look you up then!
ImageMidnitedog
Feb 10, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
Took a walk in the snow behind the house this afternoon so I stopped an changed battery's in one of my cameras, got a few pictures, one of this nice gray fox, it's been hanging out here for a while. On the way back to the hose my wife saw a bob cat take off so we tracked it right to our lawn, ran right past our front deck!

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 10, 2010 8:42 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Man what a backyard you have! Are you all getting much snow? The news is full of snow, snow, snow up the whole east coast!
ImageMidnitedog
Feb 10, 2010 9:10 PM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
Yes it's snowed all day, now it's blowing around, I've had enough for one winter! I'm on the northern edge of the storm, we have 6-8 inches of fresh snow with 20-30 mph winds but it's 27 degrees, that's not so bad. I have about 10 acres of brush an woods behind me that's loaded with bunny's for hungry critters. We have about 17 acres total.
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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 10, 2010 10:37 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
We get excited around here when it snows because it's such a rare occurrence. But we sure wouldn't want it to stick around. No one here knows how to drive in it. I would love to have that much land to call my own. Have you lived there all your life?
ImageMidnitedog
Feb 11, 2010 9:12 AM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
Yes I have lived in this area all my life.
This snow gets old after three or four of months of it, four wheel drive is a way of life in the winter around here. I had 15 degrees this morning with about a 10 to 15 mph wind but the suns out so it could be worse.
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ImageMidnitedog
Feb 11, 2010 9:38 AM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
Here's a animal you don't see everyday, it's a Fisher! They were reintroduced into this area by the Pennsylvania game commission. Nasty critters.

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 11, 2010 10:24 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
He looks like a big black dog/coyote. Kind of were-wolfish!
ImageMidnitedog
Feb 11, 2010 11:03 AM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
They are very similar to a big mink but they can climb trees and live in the woods. They were released supposedly to control porcupines, they are natural enemy's but more likely to control to the turkey population. A PGC wildlife biologist documented a case of a fisher killing a whitetail fawn last spring. Our game commission has an agenda that doesn't really benefit hunters. There's no shortage of predators around here.
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ImageMidnitedog
Feb 13, 2010 8:25 AM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
I got a bunch pictures a couple of months ago of this Barred Owl, they are quite common around here.

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 13, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
WOW He's huge! I bet they help those fishers keep the bunny population under control. I was telling my husband about the fishers and he said he'd never seen one. He appreciated the photo you posted.

We love seeing the different animals from around the US. Please keep posting the photos.

This Cooper's Hawk was spotted in my back yard the other day. He's pretty good size. I'm sure he will keep the rat population down. We live in the city with a drainage ditch right behind our back yard. Rats have always been a problem, though thank God they've never come into the house. They do sneak into our storage building though. I practice with my pellet gun in the back yard at night on the rats. Big Grin

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ImageMidnitedog
Feb 13, 2010 9:18 AM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
That Coopers hawk is beautiful, great picture. We have a lot of Red tail hawks in this area, great for rodent control. You really shouldn't encourage me, my wife claims I've got a picture of all the animals in the neighborhood, not yet but I'm getting there!
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