I am going to pick up a trail camera for our woods. What should I be looking for in one? Brands to look for good/bad?
Where are you at Wrath? I am NW of town and we hardly have any break in problems. Mailboxes on the other hand have been an issue. I am glad to see this thread as well becuase I want to add a few new cameras before season. Has anyone tried the "black" infrared light ones?Not really. It's more of so I know what happened if the needs arise or if we're away.
I've watched people pull up around the house, step out, see the cameras in the back porch, make an abrupt return to their vehicle, then back down 300' of driveway because they think I didn't get their plate on the way in and they can avoid it if they don't turn around.
The ones out in the woods are for trespassers. They're really aggressive here.
Most of my 'hood has been broken into at least twice since we moved here nearly a decade ago. The most I've had is some kids steal an armload of firewood.
There are downsides. The biggest one is when you get to watch a racoon systematically kill your chickens slowly and painfully for shits and giggles (catch, tear up, release, rinse, repeat, and never eat them).
I live by the failed eco farm.Where are you at Wrath? I am NW of town and we hardly have any break in problems. Mailboxes on the other hand have been an issue. I am glad to see this thread as well becuase I want to add a few new cameras before season. Has anyone tried the "black" infrared light ones?
Glad you mentioned that, the Terra and Cloak were both versions I had been looking at. I would be using them for camera stills on game trails. I will have tp keep this in mind.I live by the failed eco farm.
The break-ins are usually from drug addicts. The cops usually figure out which one within a week but by then they've already gotten rid of the easy to fence stuff. I think the last two have been from that brick shithole across from Jet's. Usually the Sheriff comes first since we're not in the city then they kick it to Chelsea Podunk because they realize it is probably one of their frequent flyers.
Once in a while we have people go door to door trying under guise to try to sell shit or services. Then they drive by late at night to count cars and lights. Usually a week or two after that is when the break-ins happen and it is usually during the day.
My mailbox gets sniped by drunks at least a couple times a year. Speaking of which, we're overdue.
I have a bunch of Terra and Cloak model Wildgame Innovations cameras. They use 940nm LEDs. The range is severely limited vs normal 850nm LEDs (the ones you can see the red glow on if you don't put a filter on them). Their regular ones probably have an easy 80' range. The 940nm is good for about 45'. In reality, at about 45' is when you can't tell what it is anyway in video mode. I only use video mode in all of my cameras.