The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 13, 2011, 12:47 AM   #1
Big Yac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 422
Game Cameras

I was looking over the Bass Pro Shop website and came across a camera called the Day 6 Outdoors Plot Watcher. Its a camera that takes an image every 5 to 10 seconds during the daylight hours. You can then review the footage as a time lapse video. Has anyone used one of these? They look nice and seem to have good reviews. I understand they wont catch anything coming by at night but seeing whats moving through during the day would be nice too.
__________________
"...and that's the bottom line, because Big Yac said so."
Big Yac is offline  
Old December 13, 2011, 07:02 AM   #2
Logs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 1999
Location: BLUEGRASS STATE KY USA
Posts: 1,566
Never used that one, but I have four of the Primos cams they have on sale for $79 and they are great. They will take 30 sec video and work great at night. Best thing about the Primos cams is that they have the longest battery life I have seen out of any of my other cams.

Wildview flash EZ cam - Batteries dead in 2 weeks
Wildview If Red - Batteries dead in 3 weeks
Moultrie and Stealth cams - Batteries dead in 4 weeks

Primos Cams have lasted 6-8 months so far on the same set of batteries.
Logs is offline  
Old December 13, 2011, 07:07 AM   #3
hogdogs
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: October 31, 2007
Location: Western Florida panhandle
Posts: 11,069
logs, the one he is mentioning automatically takes a shot with motion or not... over see the whole viewing area not just the critter that tripped it...

Never used one but heard a few good reviews on a local huntin/fishin forum...

Brent
hogdogs is offline  
Old December 13, 2011, 09:07 AM   #4
onewing
Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2011
Posts: 25
I believe the bushnel trophy cam can do this as an added function to the motion detector, and comes with a code to download a program that shifts through all the pictures taken detecting anything that has moved, abnormalities etc.. Never used that function so cant say how often it takes photos, will try check though.
onewing is offline  
Old December 13, 2011, 10:01 AM   #5
Big Yac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 422
yes, I guess I didnt mention that, this camera takes pictures of the whole shooting area. I do wonder though how hard it could be to see the animals or go back and find one certain frame, a running animal might be hard to see. Unlike a trail cam I bet you could be surprised what you catch on the camera, like a trespasser. The camera looks small and says thats its HD. I'm very tempted
__________________
"...and that's the bottom line, because Big Yac said so."
Big Yac is offline  
Old December 13, 2011, 10:15 AM   #6
PawPaw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 24, 2010
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 3,115
I've got a buddy who has a couple of those and he likes them. He says that it's not a problem to stop and find a specific frame, and that the camera has enough resolution that he can zoom on an animal to check it more closely. He tells me that he can also set it for the hours he wants to hunt so that he can see what's using the plot during the times he's likely to be there.

After hearing his glowing reviews, I'm thinking about buying one myself.
__________________
Dennis Dezendorf

http://pawpawshouse.blogspot.com
PawPaw is offline  
Old December 13, 2011, 10:24 AM   #7
Gbro
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,056
The 1st time i put my new Cuddyback trail camera out I had all kinds of pictures on it but for the life of me I couldn't see any animals. I kept it there and got a picture of a friend hunting, but again dozens of pictures with no critters.
After I pulled it in I found I had it in time laps
I didn't know it was even a feature.
__________________
Gbro
CGVS
For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, But to us who are being saved, It Is The Power Of God. 1Corinthians 1-18
Gbro is offline  
Old December 14, 2011, 02:56 AM   #8
onewing
Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2011
Posts: 25
Haha nice one Gbro.

I just checked the bushnell trophy cam, its feature is called "field scan" and sounds the same as the topic of this thread, you set a time throughout the day that you want to monitor and within that time it will take a 8MP pic or HD video at intervals of either 1, 5, 15 or 30 minutes. You can have both motion detector capture and "field scan" running at the same time as well.
onewing is offline  
Old December 14, 2011, 08:49 AM   #9
shortwave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2007
Location: SOUTHEAST, OHIO
Posts: 5,936
Can these cams that have the 'field scan' modes, field scan at night with no visible light?

The problem around here is keeping cams with a flash. Just to many thieves around here and game cams with any type flash don't last long.
shortwave is offline  
Old December 14, 2011, 10:17 AM   #10
Big Yac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 422
I dont know why I didnt include this in my original post but here is a link to the camera which I was talking about. http://www.basspro.com/Day-6-Outdoor...10206658/57473 There is also one which is alittle more expensive(made by the same company) but also has high reviews.
__________________
"...and that's the bottom line, because Big Yac said so."
Big Yac is offline  
Old December 14, 2011, 11:48 AM   #11
shortwave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2007
Location: SOUTHEAST, OHIO
Posts: 5,936
Thanks for posting info Big Yak.

Doesn't look as though it films at night.

As I was on the site you posted, started looking at the Moultrie M-80 series with I.R. flash. It also has the 'plot watcher' mode. Read many of the reviews and it seems to be a good camera for the $.
shortwave is offline  
Old December 14, 2011, 05:28 PM   #12
Big Yac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 422
shortwave,

I like that Moultrie M-80, looks like a pretty slick setup, best of both worlds and pretty favorable reviews plus about $30 cheaper, I'm interested
__________________
"...and that's the bottom line, because Big Yac said so."
Big Yac is offline  
Old December 15, 2011, 03:31 AM   #13
shortwave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2007
Location: SOUTHEAST, OHIO
Posts: 5,936
Me too, Big Yac.

Think the M-80 is my next purchase.
shortwave is offline  
Old December 27, 2011, 12:14 AM   #14
BIGR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 13, 2000
Location: Mountains
Posts: 1,247
Bought a M-80 back in September. So far so good and it takes pretty good turkey pictures.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Turkey Invasion.JPG (82.2 KB, 13 views)
BIGR is offline  
Old December 27, 2011, 04:18 AM   #15
a7mmnut
Junior member
 
Join Date: February 27, 2009
Location: NC Foothills
Posts: 1,150
I have friends that really love the new M-80's. One of them bought six! It's all about flash range and pixel size when it comes to night pics. I've got two Wildlife Innovations-a 5mp and a 6mp. Here's a night pic on low batteries with the 5 mp.

Buck1.jpg

-7-
a7mmnut is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11010 seconds with 10 queries