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Best overall cellular game camera.

Stealth Cam
5 (25%)
Spypoint
5 (25%)
Moultrie
0 (0%)
Browning
1 (5%)
Bushnell
0 (0%)
Ringtone
0 (0%)
Tacticam
7 (35%)
Cuddyback
1 (5%)
Top vision
0 (0%)
Spartan
1 (5%)
Wild game innovations
0 (0%)

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Offline salmosalar

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Re: Cellular game camera
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2022, 02:00:35 PM »
I have seen more cameras in the woods hiking than I can count and never once spotted one because of flash or lights. Spotted it cause it was not hidden

I am sure that is true. In this case, they are taking them when they drop off garbage at night. That's why I think the glow/ light matters. I doubt it makes a difference for cameras seen in the daylight.

Yah. In our case they are stolen because people are trespassing, dumping garbage, probably dealing some drugs, and also they get free cameras. It's all of it. Isn't that dandy! Honestly, I can afford new cameras. Since my buddy has a sick wife, the theft of time in the form of him dealing with the dumping is really what gets my goat. You learn that time is the most valuable thing at some point. These dudes are stealing time. That is not OK.

The trail cameras used for game aren't hidden well at all. It's private ground so you really should not have to. I guess that we have to though.

Yes the No Glow does not give off any light at night.  I think a couple of things would/will help with theft.  First off the Trail Camera Industry could pretty much end thefts if they would make all the cameras need a pin code to access.  There is no point stealing my Spartan, because you have to have the code to turn it on or make any adjustments.  Also with the Spypoint Micros you can report it stolen and I believe they disable it...not sure as I have not had to test that yet.  So far I have only had a regular trail camera stolen, a Moultrie, but it was set up waist level, also on Private grounds.  I also think if you get your camera up higher than they can reach, most will go undetected and or they will not bother them when they are out of reach.  Certainly they could still come back with steps or even cut the tree down if they want it bad enough, but most don't want to hang around in the area that long.

The pin numbers would work for people that are stealing them to use but not the ones that get stolen because people are doing something they're not supposed to and steal them to get rid of the evidence.

Agreed, but I think the vast majority are stealing them to use elsewhere.

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Re: Cellular game camera
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2022, 03:27:17 PM »
I ordered the 2 pack of Tactacam reveal xb cameras.
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I was attracted to the no glow, and gps tracking ability.
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Especially the gps tracking ability...
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Re: Cellular game camera
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2022, 04:02:12 PM »
Tactacam cam comes with AT&T and Verizon SIM cards and use which one works better for the area you place it. The Tactacam is useless to a person who steals it. I can see camera on Google maps. The cam is setup from a app on my phone and only to me. I can deactivate from my phone. Basically someone would steal it cause itís a camera or they are not suppose to be there.
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Re: Cellular game camera
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2022, 05:28:47 PM »
Tactacam cam comes with AT&T and Verizon SIM cards and use which one works better for the area you place it. The Tactacam is useless to a person who steals it. I can see camera on Google maps. The cam is setup from a app on my phone and only to me. I can deactivate from my phone. Basically someone would steal it cause itís a camera or they are suppose to be there.

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Re: Cellular game camera
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2022, 06:38:50 PM »
Where did you buy it from? Any deals?

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Re: Cellular game camera
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2022, 01:06:23 AM »
Sportsmans was selling the XB model from $150 to $120 last week. Tacticam was selling a 2 pack for $200 recently, but do not know if that is still going

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Re: Cellular game camera
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2022, 01:52:03 PM »
Tacticam will be my next purchase.  Thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: Cellular game camera
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2022, 02:20:46 PM »
So far my Reveal X's have been doing great. 1300 pictures in less than a week though  :yike: Adjusted to a 3 minute delay between picture sets.

I've also been turning down the motion sensitivity. I aimed both north as much as possible but I'm still getting sun glare triggers and other random photos that are maybe from tree shadows blowing in the wind.

A lot of those 1300 are deer though!  :IBCOOL:

 


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