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Tactacam Reveal Cell Trail Camera....

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Don't know if you guys were aware or not, MidwayUSA.com has a new arrival of the

TACTACAM Trail Camera Security Box $29.99​

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Link - https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1023224639?pid=418801
 
Well it's been long enough in coming, we finally stepped into the world of cell cameras with our first Reveal X. Pretty easy to set up. There were a few functions not covered in the directions and you have to check videos on how to do things. One thing is how to connect phone to the camera's WIFI for aiding in setting up the camera. The thing I like the most is not having to mess with the date and time anymore! Well plus good pics sent to my phone!

Have it behind the house with terrible cell service and it's working well.

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I zoomed in on this pic to take a screen shot. These deer are over 30 yards from the camera.

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My first "At Work" deer pic as I was sitting there thinking it must have been a squirrel or bird.

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Waiting for one to come in at my local archery shop. Been wanting to try something less expensive than a Spartan. I’ll be following to see how the cam works for you.
It will be interesting once we get it to Ohio. We actually get worse cell coverage here at home and definitely back on the little food plot it's on now. BTW it is the AT&T version. The Verizon (what we have for cell service) were all out of stock already but so far I am not disappointed at all.
 
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Fletch

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Denny thanks for the heads up on the lockbox... George from guys I know that have the Tacticam they seem to be happy... I just picked up a Spypoint Cell Link for Illinois... Friend has one out and it's working great... If it's attached to a good camera the pics will come out great... Whatever you do don't buy that POS Moultrie Delta camera... Friend last night threw it in the garbage... Had 2 cameras out on same tree Spypoint sending pics of deer and Moultrie sending nothing... GARBAGE...
 
Good luck ! I don't need anymore cell cams, but I have enough awards points to get one for free at Cabelas.... except they don't have them yet.
Cabelas is actually where I found them. They had a sale ad start last week that had them in it and they stocked their shelves the first day. Saw on a FB page they still had some in stock and we headed up to check. Probably had 15 more, all AT&T. A check online and they had none in stock.
 
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Good luck ! I don't need anymore cell cams, but I have enough awards points to get one for free at Cabelas.... except they don't have them yet.
Let me know how much you want for it or any other you might want to sell. I know a couple of guys ate up with them. Might even set a couple myself if I can find service.
 
I am already more than happy with the one we picked up. I will be missing having it in our back yard area overlooking the small plot back there when I move it to the farm in Ohio soon. Will definitely be looking for more in the future as they seem so simple to operate and seemingly reliable. Picked up lithium batteries and the recommended SD card yesterday for it so hopefully it will be ready for the long haul.
 

brock ratcliff

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I have one but haven’t taken it out of the box yet. My previous experiences with cell cams about drove me to alcoholism. It’s my intention to use this one sparingly. Likely over a scrape sort of a thing. It’s hard to believe but it’s been nearly 10 years since I’ve had real time knowledge to deal with regarding deer.
 

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I've got 3 reveal x great cams but I had 2 go down on me in the last month one won't power on right other won't find signal. The customer service basically sucks was on hold for 20 minutes so I sent an email. 2 days later they get back to me nf try to tell me the SD card is the problem. I have yet to hear back from them today.
 
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I've got 3 reveal x great cams but I had 2 go down on me in the last month one won't power on right other won't find signal. The customer service basically sucks was on hold for 20 minutes so I sent an email. 2 days later they get back to me nf try to tell me the SD card is the problem. I have yet to hear back from them today.
On their FB pages they talk about SD cards being a large majority of the problem. So much that they get mocked at times, however often times when people actually get the card they recommend and format it correctly their problems often go away. I have a non recommended card in mine right now and it has been working fine but they say after a while of writing to it something often happens because it cannot write fast enough.
 

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I've got 3 reveal x great cams but I had 2 go down on me in the last month one won't power on right other won't find signal. The customer service basically sucks was on hold for 20 minutes so I sent an email. 2 days later they get back to me nf try to tell me the SD card is the problem. I have yet to hear back from them today.

That's what killed my SpyPoints Micros. Bought 2 and within 6 months, both wouldn't connect to the network and I already knew this, but SPs customer service is atrocious.
 

Trueroots

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I’m in the same boat as Brock, got one in the box and never opened it. Maybe I need to get off my butt and get things rolling again. I was big into running multiple( right around a dozen ) cameras for probably the past 10 years on multiple properties but that all kinda lost its luster. I used to love checking inventory when I did my card pulls, kinda like being a kid on Christmas morning. I took a new approach last year and ran notta one and forced myself to focus on any sign walking in and out and on what I saw on stand. To be honest cameras brought out some negativity within myself that has no place in being outdoors. I do it for the piece and quiet and to task myself to learn something new every time I hunt. Who knows maybe I’ll try my first cell cam and see where it goes. The quality from all your guys pics looks pretty good.