Saturday, March 05, 2016

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD
We wanted a critter cam for the cabin, so after a fiasco online we went to see George at Marine Traders in Powell River. He went through the products he had in stock, and also catalogues for other options. I appreciated the personal service, and I know they will help if there’s ever a problem. That’s something you don’t get online.

Here what sold me on the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD. It’s rugged and waterproof, picture quality is up to 8MP (I want to photograph birds), it accepts a 32GB SD card for 15,000 photos or 18 hours of video, and best of all, it has a USB connection to download photos straight into a computer. 

It can be tripod or strap mounted.

Here are some of the other features that I found to be helpful:
Fast 0.6-second trigger speed
“Stealth” flash at night with black LEDs
Colour day and black and white infrared night photos
Night infrared range of 45’ (14m)
Socket for tripod use (or tree strap)
2.4” full colour view screen
Long life using 12 AA alkaline or lithium batteries
Easy setup with an understandable manual

We don’t get large game around the cabin, but in a test shot in low light I did discover a bear-like animal rooting around a laptop, and a woodrat-like critter rummaging through the refrigerator. I can hardly wait for my first “real” trophy photo. -- Margy

14 comments:

  1. I would like a game camera too. My daughter has one on the ranch, rather they have several. I would like one by the fruit trees. I know the deer get the apples and new leaves but we have seen bear scat and I would like to see the bear too.
    MB

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    1. I may only get critters near the cabin, but if I put it up on the cliff near my potato patch I might get something large. - Margy

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  2. Very neat - I love critter cams! Do you have a lot of otters there? They are fun to watch, a little destructive but cute little buggers.

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    1. I rarely see otters, but one time three swam under the cabin and played around under there for about half an hour. I tried to get a picture, but they got quiet and swam out before I could get a good shot. - Margy

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  3. I haven't figured out where to put mine since I've moved. The neighbours have a dog, so most of my photos would be of her, unless I can install it in a tree. Something to work on as the weather improves.

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    1. I'm hoping to find a spot where I can get pictures of birds near my feeder during the day and then any small critters at night. - Margy

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  4. I'm jealous Margy and know you will really enjoy this new addition to your cameras.

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    1. I've wanted one for a long time. - Margy

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  5. I've thought of getting a critter camera, very interesting.

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    1. We tried a cheaper Browning model first and it wouldn't work so we sent it back. This one takes good quality pictures. Now all I need to do is find some critters. - Margy

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  6. Ohhhh what a scary bear - I had no idea they knew how to use a computer - smart critter. LOL Can't wait to see what real critters you get pictures of.

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    1. Well, he does give bear hugs. - Margy

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  7. Great that you got your trail camera. You will really enjoy it and all it shares with you. I need to get ours back up. We take them down in the coldest winter weather because the batteries really go fast then.

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    1. We will only put ours out when we are at the cabin. I hope to see who is eating my plants at night, and birds during the day. - Margy

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