2017 Trail Camera Shootout...

Got almost 100 trail cameras ready to go for the Shootout starting tomorrow! We did a dry run today. Lots of work goes into getting 100 cameras to all operate correctly at the same time. Glad it is almost over ;)

Flash Range Test will happen tomorrow as well. We will post the results when the smoke clears.

Marc and Charles making sure our logo looks jusssssst right!


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Thanks, Gregg! I always go into these tests expecting certain results from certain models. There is always a surprise though, so I’m most excited to see what surprised this year. Other than that, here’s what my expectations are by brand…

Browning: I expect high efficiency ratings but middle of the road overall scores. Their detection width is less than the field of view so they will pick up some pictures but not as many as the top scoring cameras.
Bushnell: I expect them to sweep the podium. Extremely fast and they always detect out a mile.
Covert: I expect their recovery time to keep them from having high scores.
Cuddeback: No expectations
HCO: I expect low scores
Moultrie: Kind of curious to this one. I’d expect middle of the road but this could be a darkhorse?
Primos: Low expectations? Maybe not, though, their cameras are quite fast these days…
Reconyx: I expect great detection out to 60 ft. Middle of the road which is honestly quite disappointing.
Spypoint: Very high expectations. Most interested in detection range though, I know they are fast, just want to see how fast they detect.
Stealth: Middle of the road scores?
Wildgame: Slow recovery times would theoretically produce on picture per pass. So best case would be consistent photo and long ranges, but won’t be fast enough to score highly.



That’s so awesome to see. I refer people to your site all of the time because I implicitly trust your rigorous unbiased testing. I have to ask though, are there any models that you’re anxious to see results from?

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