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#1448113 - 08/11/09 06:35 AM Wildgame Innovations trail cameras
Tim Johnson
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I am looking to get a couple trail cams for our lease and was wondering if anyone has used any of the ones made by Wildgame Innovations? Academy has a pack of two for $89. They also have some better quality ones for more money. I am not looking to spend a fortune but on the other hand I don't want to waste my hard earned money on junk either.

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#1448335 - 08/11/09 08:44 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Tim Johnson]
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I am wondering about them myself. I believe these could be the same ones wal-mart has for $50 each. Are they digital 1.3mp infared?
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#1448481 - 08/11/09 09:53 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Tenn.Guy]
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You can get some info on them at chasingame.com
http://www.chasingame.com/index.php?id=111

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#1449237 - 08/11/09 07:49 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: jeff]
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I Normally stay away from bottom of the line stuff, but I had to try a Bushnell 2.0 megpixel I saw at Wal MArt last year for $35. The pics are a little grainy, and the controls are a little hard to set, but the camera itself works quite well.
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#1449259 - 08/11/09 07:59 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: jakeway]
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Ive got one of the Wildame Innovations IR4 cameras. Its 4 megapixel with infrared flash. It takes great pics and has a real good trigger speed but battery life isnt that great. I got maybe 2 weeks out of mine (4 C batteries).
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#1456221 - 08/17/09 07:14 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: rbreedi1]
Tim Johnson
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I bought the IR4 over the weekend and put it out yesterday. I plan to go back about Wednesday and check on it and swap the sd card. I will hopefully have some pics to post on here.
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#1491463 - 09/08/09 07:21 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Tim Johnson]
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I use the S2, similar to the 1.3 @ walmart. So far I have had great luck with them. Went about three weeks with duracells and got 300+ pics. A few were dark, maybe 4. So far great buy for the money.I didnt need a high quality pic... I just needed to see them!!
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#1493200 - 09/09/09 04:26 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Velocity kills]
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i got that 50 dollar camera from walmart, verry good pics!!!verry clear even at night.had a bunny come through got it on camera,clear as day

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#1497261 - 09/12/09 08:48 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: ]
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i have the 50$$ one from wal mart and it actually works pretty good, but after a few weeks in the woods it seems the flash doesnt always work..i think the batteries have to be brand new for it to work properly, but other than a bunch of dark pics at night i have gotten hundreds of pics of big deer i had no idea was out there
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#1503978 - 09/16/09 11:54 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: JSassassin]
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I also have the IR4 and am very impressed with the quality for the money I gave.
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#1504577 - 09/16/09 04:43 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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How much are the infrared versions of this cam? Those flash ones at walmart are $50.
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#1507257 - 09/17/09 09:35 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: ]
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Another positive post for the IR4. Great quality of daylight pics and I'm satisfied with the IR ones as well. I think they are $89-99.
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#1527657 - 09/29/09 02:01 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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bad reviews on this cam find the moultrie that uses a 6 volt battery i get little over a month out of mine they are still on ebay
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#1557599 - 10/15/09 06:32 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: trumtrum]
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there is a post on archerytalk that shows you how to hook a 6V up to these cameras and they work GREAT
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#1723319 - 01/13/10 10:54 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: dmitchell28]
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I have the Wildgame Innovations trail cameras IR4 and S2 - S2 is very low end. I also have a Bushnell 5.0 and a Cuddyback IR. I would say the best pics are from the IR4, then the Bushnell. The Cuddyback was great 3 years ago bust also 3x more expensive. It is just a bit worn out now. I would stay away from the S2.

IMHO - I would buy 3 of the IR4's before I buy 1 of the Cuddybacks again.

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#1725802 - 01/14/10 05:19 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Marvin Wafflehouse
How much are the infrared versions of this cam? Those flash ones at walmart are $50.


I bought two IR4's from bowfreaks for $75 and some cents a piece a couple weeks ago.
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#1725936 - 01/14/10 06:39 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: TheAirMan]
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I bought 2 IR4's from BSK's recommendations and am more than satisfied
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#1729930 - 01/17/10 07:49 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: ]
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try the Tasco brand from Wallyworld. The are the same as Bushnell but lower cost. I got 2 of them back in November, i think 50/pc.

I had the wildgame innovations before them from Dicks, 2 pack for 89 bucks. they worked maybe a month, then i found after it rained the batteries were wet.
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#1730675 - 01/17/10 04:36 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: hunter3405]
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I have 2 IR4's and one S2. One IR4 is the best camera I've ever bought takes great pics and gives long battery life. Over a month with several hundred pics.

The other IR4 takes great pics but the batteries only last 8-10 days. The S2 lasted about 2 months and now it shows low battery all the time even with brand new ones installed.
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#1731853 - 01/18/10 07:36 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: deer jerky
Now I am confused, check the buyer reviews on the sellers websites and these things get trashed???


You'll find that every cheap brand of trail-cam gets trashed, and for good reason. If you happen to get one that works (about a 7 in 10 chance), you'll like it. If you happen to get one that doesn't, you'll hate it.

That's the problem with the cheap cams. They have very high initial (right out of the box) failure rate as well as high in-the-field failure rates. But if you happen to get a good one that lasts for an entire season, you will probably like it.

For the life of me, I know of no other product that has such high failure rates and still stays in business, but when it comes to trail-cameras it seems people will buy the snot out of cheap trail-cams even though they run a real high risk of getting a poor quality product.
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#1732029 - 01/18/10 09:29 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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I bought a 6 pack of Wildgame Innovations Camera's and IMO they work just fine. My batteries last about 3 to 4 weeks and I haven't had one problem with them. I did buy 6 1mg cards so that I just trade them out. I use mine year round. There are a lot of trail camera's out just shop around. I learned by trail and error. Good Luck...
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#1732045 - 01/18/10 09:35 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Double-D-Team]
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Again, IF YOU GET A GOOD ONE you'll like many of the cheaper cameras. From what I've seen, when they work, I really like the Wildview cameras. I recommend them as a good "starter" cam. The problem is, most companies are seeing a 30% out-of-the-box failure rate. But for many, it's worth it for only $50-90 invested even if you have to return a camera or two, or have cameras fail after a month or two of use.

You can buy a bunch of Wildview cameras for the price of a single "quality" cam.
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#1732723 - 01/18/10 05:21 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: BSK]
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Good post.

Good info BSK.

My IR4 works great. Had it since 20 Dec '09. I know... Barely a month. It has survived the 3rd coldest start to winter on record for Tennessee.

Plan on throwing the dice and buying another one.

I read a review that said the're two different IR4 models; one with watch batteries for date/time stamp and one without. Fellow said be sure to get the one with. Also learned the hard way the IR4 only excepts up to 4 GB cards. Plenty for me as I retrieve it bi-monthly.


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#1734084 - 01/19/10 11:09 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Remi1187]
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At about $75-90 per camera, you can go through plenty of failures and still come out ahead compared to a top-end camera that runs $600+!
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#2026443 - 08/11/10 05:17 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: trumtrum]
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The 6 volt from moultrie doesnt hold a candle to the newer ones using 6 d's....they have auto shut off and the batts last close to 60 days.
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#2027516 - 08/12/10 10:57 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Boone 58]
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so far I have a 2010 model of the Ir4 out and its taken close to 900 photos...its been out for nearly 1 month and the batteries were at 3/4 full two days ago. For having this camera were I do it fits the bill nicely. If it gets stolen/or just quits I am not out much. If I get a solid year out of it great. Mine lights up the night very well. better then my sg or bushnell cams

and I just got a ir8 in yesterday hope to get good results out of it too.

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#2166001 - 11/15/10 02:52 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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I have the IR4 and love it!! I have great battery life out of mine!! 4 c batteries last me about 6 wks or longer in the woods.. Great pictures. I like the video also!!
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#2169328 - 11/16/10 10:20 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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The wildgame cameras take decent pics but are horrible on batteries. I have the exterior battery pack and it works good.
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#2198491 - 12/05/10 09:14 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: billw1069]
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I have the ir4 and it worked great but where you put the batteries the plastic behind the springs broke I called wildgame and the fixed it for nothing and I had the camera about 2yrs. They have great customer service.
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#2247807 - 01/05/11 04:22 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Twin Bridge Kennels]
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Great customer service!! I had mine for little over a year(IR4) and the flash stopped working! I sent it in and they sent me two back!! They gave me a free one!! The camera is awesome and takes great pictures!!! Can't beat it for the price!!
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#2247876 - 01/05/11 05:25 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: RiverBuck10]
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Ive got the IR2 and have been quite impressed with it for the money I paid.
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#2248153 - 01/05/11 07:19 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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not had any luck with them myself
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#2263323 - 01/14/11 12:40 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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You cannot go wrong with the IR4. I had two before they got stolen. uuggghhh! They performed great. The new versions have extended battery life and an external hook up which relly comes in handy. When I get a couple more I will get the S2 twin pack. Great buy
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#2515584 - 09/10/11 10:59 AM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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walmart has wildgame for 37 dollars
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#2529967 - 09/20/11 02:26 PM Re: Wildgame Innovations trail cameras [Re: Tim Johnson]
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I bought a Wildgame 2.0 off ebay and it didn't last three months. I figured it was a cheap piece of >>>>!!! So We bought three Wildgame IR-4 at the beginning of the summer last year. We had to send one back as soon as we got it home.( got it replaced at Bass Pro,then had to send it to Wildgame and they replaced it.)Now it is still working great for now!!! Great pictures and great Battery life.
used the other two last season and got some good pictures, then the led screen started to get lines across it and we couldn't read it, but still took pictures. We use ours all year round. Usually check cameras every two to three months. The Batteries in these two cameras went from lasting over three months to only lasting a couple of days. Both finally quit working all together.
I will not recomend any of the Wildgame cameras.
We just bought a Moultrie M-80 and a Primos Blackout(Truth cam series)
IMO: don't waste your money and time on Wildgame!!!

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