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trail cam advise

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going to use a trail cam for the first time looking for any ideas on how to use it its a stealth v450 thanks

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Does anyone have the new Moutrie 4.0 IR? From what ive read on [YouNeedAuthorization].com these were VERY good last year but took a dive in quality this year. The trigger time about doubled. Just wondering what you guys have seen? Im looking at buying 3 in the next week so any input is greatly appreciated!

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I dont know the operation of buttons on your trail camera but for placement. Have it 4-5 ft off the ground with a slight angle down. i use a stick off the ground and wedge it between the top of the camera and the tree. if it is on a trail angle it down the trail not perpendicular. I've had the best results with a mineral lick in front of mine. the bucks love the mineral lick until they shed their velvet. hope this helps you out.

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Does anyone have the new Moutrie 4.0 IR? From what ive read on [YouNeedAuthorization].com these were VERY good last year but took a dive in quality this year. The trigger time about doubled. Just wondering what you guys have seen? Im looking at buying 3 in the next week so any input is greatly appreciated!

That would be shame, I got a couple last year and am very happy with them. Fast triger and great battery life. I would also be interested in any input on the newer models. If I were you I would go to HSOList and see if you find last year models. they are worht the $199

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put it a little lower than you think and a little closer than you think. Those are 2 most common mistakes - too high and too far away. good luck cameras are a blast!

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Cory's right, distance and height set up are themost common mistakes. I have the Moultrie 4 w/out IR flash and they work very well for me.

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How far away from a salt lick or the trail do you usually set up? I put a salt lick on the opposite side of the trail and set the camera up angling towards the lick and down the trail. The camera is probably 10-15 yrds away from the lick. Too close? Too far?

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I usually put my mineral licks about 15-20ft away. with my cameras that gives me a good look if they have thier head up or down.

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i jumped out the window on the deal and got 3 moutrie I-40's tonight, got them set up and put out. i have everything within about 20 feet or less. its gonna be a long week to wait to get the first pics!!!

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I bought Moultrie 6.0 IR an just got done viewing 80 picts that are crystal clear of coons an logs from wind blowing braches an such, it also has the infield viewing which is cool cause you can set it up an then set it off your self an see where you need to adjust. I'm so far very pleased. Boar

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My moultrie has the laser aim feature and when i set mine up i always stand about 15 feet from the camera and put the laster right on the button on my jeans. Thats what i have found to work best.

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