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Stressless

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Well - here's the setup - I tried 15 different ways to add it the above post but it wouldn't take it. Just hinky...
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hickslawns

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Finally broke down and added a couple cell cams. Only have one in service so far. I went Browning. Not overly pleased with the monthly costs compared to some others. At least not after reading what some of you are paying. I'm not dropping close to $40/mo on two cams with unlimited pics. I'll try the lower number of pics for now and see if that is enough. Unlimited sounds nice for $15/mo. (I think I read that in a post here on Spypoint?) Initial cost was a bit more as well. mSRP $220 I think? I don't remember. I paid less. But I am plenty happy with picture quality so far. I may reduce the quality to extend battery life just to see what "reduced quality" pics look like. EDIT: camera has low, medium, high, and ultra. these pics are on medium. Time will tell if they eat batteries or give me issues. Hopefully not. If so, I'll add solar powered battery backup or something. Love the idea of staying out of an area. Too bad my buddy went and hunted this "rut time only stand" on opening day because his dick was hard to get in the stand. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Here are some samples. The same 2 does and 2 fawns we see on the property following last year's EHD. And one of our bucks. Going to be a couple of rebuilding years. That's alright. It's early. I may be pleasantly surprised as the season progresses.

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Fletch

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Phil... Good Luck with the cameras... I believe Browning plans are one of the more expensive plans out there... However Browning does make great cameras....
 

hickslawns

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Looks good Phil. Tactacam $13/month for unlimited, each extra camera added is an additional $12/month. They are tough to find though so getting your foot in the door of cell cams is better than waiting.
Tactacam was my first choice but couldn't find them. Reading $12/mo for additional? If you have 2-3-4 maybe Browning isn't so bad. The second cam will add $5/mo. For one cam they are pricey in my cheapskate eyes.
 
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jagermeister

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I’m up to 5 SPYPOINT cell setups now… 2 Link DARK, 1 Link EVO, and 2 Cell Links. The Cell Links have given me a few fits, but once I discovered the issue and resolved it theyve since been very reliable. On my Moultrie cams, the door latch was pulling the corded memory card out ever so slightly, rendering the camera inoperable. I just had to tweak my method of routing the cable is all. The Link DARKS and Link EVO have been excellent for me. I’m going on the third season with them now. I keep fresh lithium batteries in them and keep the firmware updated. Seems to be the ticket. Very happy with them. My only complaint is I think it’s bullshit they don’t have shared data packages or discounts. But I digress.

I just added a Cuddelink system to the fleet as well. This will get used on my home farm, freeing up my cell cams for other properties further from home. So far I’ve got one Home camera and 2 Remote cameras. I just deployed them today so we’ll see how they do.

Almost all of my cameras are watching over mock scrapes right now. Most of them with a chunk of grapevine for the licking branch. Over the past few years, I’ve learned that there’s no better way to collect inventory of bucks in your area than running early October mock scrapes. I also believe they can significantly aid in determining a pattern for certain deer.
 

jagermeister

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Will be interesting to hear how the Cuddelink works for you. That seems to be the best option for our farm as well. I like the individual cell cams for popping up in quick locations but the link system seems like it would work the best for locations we rarely move.
I’ll try to keep you updated. I haven’t set up the cellular account yet… but hopefully I’ll get to that in the next day or so.
 
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Isaacorps

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Will be interesting to hear how the Cuddelink works for you. That seems to be the best option for our farm as well. I like the individual cell cams for popping up in quick locations but the link system seems like it would work the best for locations we rarely move.
I was thinking the same thing, Chuck. I’ve been very interested in that system. Seems like it would be an ideal setup for my place as well
 
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bowhunter1023

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I put the new firmware update on one of the SpyPoint Micros this morning and it's working now. Living in rural Ohio is proving to be a pain because no one carries Lithium batteries, so I won't know until later on if this fixes the second cam as well. We'll see how long they last now. The jury is still out...
 
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Snyder10

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I put the new firmware update on one of the SpyPoint Micros this morning and it's working now. Living in rural Ohio is proving to be a pain because no one carries Lithium batteries, so I won't know until later on if this fixes the second cam as well. We'll see how long they last now. The jury is still out...
Best thing I did with the micros was sell them. Some people love them though