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Old February 4th, 2020, 10:18 PM #1
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Average distance for triggering game cameras

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What is the average distance for triggering most game cameras? Trying to get a feel for how to set them up in the field.


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Are the game in question millennials?
If yes, it could be a few websites away and they'll still get triggered.
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Now a days 80-100 feet

Couple smaller 4 battery ones are still in the 40-50
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LOL, no, although that may be for later...

It would be to see what is happening in the backyard. I was wondering if I could angle it downward from the 2nd floor deck to see what is happening near the house.

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Lube it with bacon grease...suffer the consequences.

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It will say on the box how far it can detect. Most should be able to get it to pick up things looking down from a 30-foot deck for sure.
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It will say on the box how far it can detect. Most should be able to get it to pick up things looking down from a 30-foot deck for sure.
Should say on the box/users manual.

Sensitivity will vary. I borrowed a buddy’s Bushnell game camera and I have some off brand. His triggered on low sensitivity in EVERYTHING. I’ve got at least 20 pictures a day of squirrels and 3-5 of just changing light on the scene. 2-8 of deer, fox, possums, raccoons or coyotes.

My other camera on high has zero pictures of squirrels and just as many of deer and other animals.

Both are sensitive on fox up to deer sized out to about 30yds.
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Some will let you do field scan as well, a photo every XX so it can capture pics even if nothing triggered it. I am thinking about getting a nest outdoor cam to watch the backyard after seeing what the doorbell does. An outlet and within wifi range i think is all that is needed.
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