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Trail Camera's ?


6 pointer
Aug 17, 2006
I want to buy a new trail camera but there are so many out there its tuff to figure out which one to get ...Im not looking to buy the most expensive but Im not looking for a cheap one either ...I would like to buy a dependable camera that has a quick trigger speed ..infra red flash ..long battery life and makes good pictures ..if any of you guys own a camera that you would reccomend I would appreciate it ..also what it would cost and where to buy it.


mudhole crossing

12 pointer
Aug 20, 2007
East ky
ive heard alot of crap on here about the moultries; but, my moultrie ir has been wonderful. and battery life, it took over 1600 pics this summer on one set of batteries. its trigger spped is good. i leave mine on the least image quality (for better battery life) and they turn out great. not bad for 200.00 bucks or so. just my 2 cents. good luck!


Jan 11, 2006
Getting a blumpkin
What are you more concerned with?

Pictures that don't look great but show what is on your place and what time they are showing up or the ability to do that with incredible pics?

What you want will dictate what you spend.

For me the Moultrie 40D is fine and you can find them for 60$.

Whatever you do DON'T buy an SD card from a sporting goods store. Go to www.newegg.com instead and get the exact same thing for 50$ less. I picked up a 4 pack of 2GB Patriot SD cards awhile back for 22.00+ 6.00 shipping from them. Have spent as little as 6.99 with free shipping for a single 2 GB also when they are on sale there.
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12 pointer
Dec 2, 2004
Laurel County
I like the Scoutguard 550's. Small compact size (about like a 12 oz. soda can). Not real cheap but not real expensive either ( olive green for $199.99 and a camo model for $209.99). Fast trigger speed, no flash, and they work on AA batteries.
I also have a Moultrie a couple of years old that I had to send back to get repaired. It STILL has issues occasionally and it is cheaper than the Scoutguards. Go to chasingame.com and read the reviews on several different game cams. If I buy another one it will be a Scoutguard.


6 pointer
Oct 7, 2007
Chester Va
I have a cudde back capture and love it. Got over 2000 pics and its still good with the first set of batteries. You can get them for around $200.00 bucks.


6 pointer
Dec 31, 2007
X2 for Scoutguard no flash camera with awesome battery life and videos!! Also takes the cheaper AA batteries....Heard some say they had over 4000 pics on the first set and still going. But will agree that the Moultrie at Walmart with flash is a great cheap camera. I have had great luck with mine.

Give Skin_dog1 a hollar he can tell you all about the Scoutguards.....
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Double D Farms

6 pointer
Nov 18, 2006
Ohio County, KY
I have a Moultrie I40 (infared). Takes great pics & video, batteries last a long time. Had a problem with the mode button after 8 months, sent it to Moultrie. They fixed it, cleaned it up & sent it back. All I had to pay was shipping to them. The best part is that when something goes wrong during the 1 year warranty period, they fix it & the one year warranty starts all over. Name me another company that does that!:D


12 pointer
Aug 22, 2006
You can't get there from here.
I'm too afraid of buying an expensive camera. Just too many people coming in on my hunting area. I have two moultrie D40s which are 4.0 megapixels and a .3 megapixel Wildview I bought last year. I think I paid $50 for the Wildview and $70 for the Moultries. The Wildview has a very slow trigger so I have to make sure it's posted on some food. The Moultries are slightly better but still not as fast as most of the expensive cameras. They do take 10 second video clips and I really like those better than the pictures.

Don't forget you have to buy a card and batteries for the cameras. Even at $70 the Moultries will cost you around $100 to put them in play by the time you buy D batteries and a 2 gig card.


BBBC Members
Jan 2, 2004
Bowling Green, KY, USA.
They show a DLC Covert I SG550 that looks identical to Scoutguard 550? Whats the deal with that?
They are made in china by the same manufacturer then distributed here in the US by 2 different companies. The covert is distributed by Duck Lick Creek out of logan county. The owners name is Joey Dorris, real nice guy and a pleasure to deal with. The Covert II should be released in the coming weeks, hopefully I'll have a couple to haul out to KS with me next week to field test. I'll let you guys know how they work out.

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