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Old 03-12-2017, 09:23 PM
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Default First trail camera ordered stealth cam STC-G42NG

Been wanting a trail cam for some time now. Went and did some work on one of my brush blinds today and when I got home I said screw it and orderd a stealth cam "STC-G42NG". I also ordered two 32g sdcards , python cable lock and lithium batteries for it. All under 170. With tax shipping and all that.

Some of the cameras I was concidering would have cost me more than that by the selves.

Once I get this thing in and set up I'll update this thread. Hopefully this camera does what I want and need . If so I'll probably order two more at the price .
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:07 AM
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I'm not familiar with that brand, but it has a ton of good reviews, I recently purchased a Browning Strike force trail cam , and after checking my pics this past weekend, I'll be ordering more in the future, much clearer night and day pics than my other two cameras which are WGI trail cams.
Checking trail cameras is a lot like Christmas , you never know what you're going to get ! Enjoy !
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:53 AM
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I have the G42. It's not a true no glow. You can see the red blob. Just barely but it's still visible. The day pictures are excellent. Night pictures suffer from extreme burn. So bad I had to put two layers of tape over the LED's to tone them down to an acceptable level. Another thing I had to do was tape over most of the sensor because it was way too sensitive. Only getting 1/2 of a deer's nose. After I taped the sensor the subjects were centered in the frame. Looking forward to your opinion on your G42.

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I've got 2 G42NG that I've had for 2 seasons. It takes decent videos day and night, but battery life is terrible, 3 weeks on a fresh set sometimes 2. These were my first 2 Stealth Camera's and my last. Good luck!
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:24 PM
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I've got 2 G42NG that I've had for 2 seasons. It takes decent videos day and night, but battery life is terrible, 3 weeks on a fresh set sometimes 2. These were my first 2 Stealth Camera's and my last. Good luck!
Not sure what version your cameras are or what firmware they are running.

This manual says the firmware update is to update power management and add battery messeging

http://www.gsmoutdoors.com/downloads...-bd744ff80e9d/

Not sure if this will help you. But may help you get more enjoyment out off your cams.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:18 AM
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I have the Moultrie 990I and love it. The camera works great and the battery life is awesome
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Camera and accessories where waiting for me when I got off of work today. Took it to a mineral site that gets a little activity. Used the platform from my tree stand to get it just out of reach. Used a stick to prop it forward a little and used cable lock to lock it to the tree.

Added some granulated trophy rock to the mineral site cut up a fresh apple and rubbed some conquest evercalm on some trees to try and peak interest in the area a bit.

Let the cam take a few test photos to make sure I had it pointing where I wanted .

The camera has three quick set settings so I'm going to run it for a week on the first setting and then I'll post an update.

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Old 03-20-2017, 09:32 PM
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Have to say I'm fairly anxious to swap cards in that camera tomorrow after work. Here's to hoping it's not disappointing.
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Post some sample pictures if you could please. Especially night ones.
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Have to say I'm fairly anxious to swap cards in that camera tomorrow after work. Here's to hoping it's not disappointing.
Lol, when I know I'm going to check cameras the next day I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve!!
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:36 AM
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Post some sample pictures if you could please. Especially night ones.
Will do, not sure if deer are really moving through there right now but something has to be back there.
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Well After walking around the mineral site a little today. I'm convinced until the trees are in full leaf and you can't see all the houses and such from the site we won't be seeing to much activity.

Out of 36 photos taken my self and my kids where in or had caused 27 of them. The remaining 9 where of one lone
Small deer that I've seen before.

The granulated trophy rock hasn't been touched . And when they get into that stuff it doesn't last long.

There where unfortunately no night photos. Is this do to camera malfunction ? Or to lack of activity? The verdict is yet to be determined.

These photos where taken using the quick set 1 setting on the camera. " 30 second delay three shot burst"

I swapped out the sd card and set the camera two quick set 2 and put out a Granny Smith that I would have rather eaten myself.

I'll let the camera run another week and check the card. I may walk out there one night to see if I can trigger some night photos. Probably take about 10-15 pounds of corn out there

This is a very urban setting that is not hunted.

This time of year though you can see through the woods to the other neighbor hoods . My thought is that it has the deer avoiding it a bit.

In a few weeks you probably won't be able to see 70yards through it.

ill upload the photos when I get to the house.

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Old 03-21-2017, 05:13 PM
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It's a very very slow time of the year for deer for me.
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That's all I got for my first trail cam experience
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It's a very very slow time of the year for deer for me.
Samoset, I would think that your photo count should be increasing in volume at a fairly good pace now that you have a food source in place and the critters should be more active as they get used to that fact.

The deer and other wildlife activity on my property has never slowed down at all since hunting season ended. Based on 33 WGI trail cameras in use, I have tried my best to see just which bucks were shedding antlers and trying to pinpoint in what general area that some of these sheds may have fallen as well. I have only found two sheds so far but they were surely NOT the ones that I were actually looking for. I walked enough ground (both pasture, woods and heavy swamp) for 3 hours this past Sunday to hopefully find a few sheds but didn't find any at all. I am thinking that possibly the coyotes and other critters have been finding these sheds and taking them back to their dens etc. During this past week, I had several photos of bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, possums, squirrels, turkeys, and plenty of deer in all sizes as well. Some of these bucks still had both antlers and some with one side gone, and now a lot of them with both antlers already shed. One thing for sure, every kind of critter known is actively traveling every hour of every day it seems.

In fact, just during the past three weeks, my camera photo count has been as follows:

Week ending:

3-5-2107 Total of 5,018 photos (deleted 4,707)
3-11-2017 Total of 4636 photos (deleted 4,567)
3-19-2107 Total of 4437 photos (deleted 4,389)
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:33 AM
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Maybe try lowering the camera to between 2 and three feet. Problem with that is it would be spotted much easier by a knuckle-dragging mouth-breather who will steal it.
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Samoset, I would think that your photo count should be increasing in volume at a fairly good pace now that you have a food source in place and the critters should be more active as they get used to that fact.

The deer and other wildlife activity on my property has never slowed down at all since hunting season ended. Based on 33 WGI trail cameras in use, I have tried my best to see just which bucks were shedding antlers and trying to pinpoint in what general area that some of these sheds may have fallen as well. I have only found two sheds so far but they were surely NOT the ones that I were actually looking for. I walked enough ground (both pasture, woods and heavy swamp) for 3 hours this past Sunday to hopefully find a few sheds but didn't find any at all. I am thinking that possibly the coyotes and other critters have been finding these sheds and taking them back to their dens etc. During this past week, I had several photos of bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, possums, squirrels, turkeys, and plenty of deer in all sizes as well. Some of these bucks still had both antlers and some with one side gone, and now a lot of them with both antlers already shed. One thing for sure, every kind of critter known is actively traveling every hour of every day it seems.

In fact, just during the past three weeks, my camera photo count has been as follows:

Week ending:

3-5-2107 Total of 5,018 photos (deleted 4,707)
3-11-2017 Total of 4636 photos (deleted 4,567)
3-19-2107 Total of 4437 photos (deleted 4,389)
I've kept minerals on this site for three years now . Another gentleman about 5-700 yards from site . Runs a couple feeders year round.

I'm not even trying to feed much . Just want to see how this camera acts under different settings so when I deploy it in the field I have a little experience with it and know what to expect from it.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:27 AM
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Maybe try lowering the camera to between 2 and three feet. Problem with that is it would be spotted much easier by a knuckle-dragging mouth-breather who will steal it.
I was thinking it would help increase the amount of triggers but there is a good amount of foot traffic through this area so I'll probably be keeping it out of reach.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:54 PM
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Default A Few Night Photos.

ok out of 24 photos i caused 21 the remaining three are of different deer than last week and at night so there is something slightly new to report.

i reset the camera put out a few chopped carrots and set the camera to quick set number three witch i believe is 30 second delay and a 10 second video ill check the the manual and up date if I'm wrong.

last week i scored a free bag of apples so i walked out to the site three times. each time the apples where gone however i only caught one culprit on film there was one random blank photo but that is all.

I'm going to relocate the camera next week moving it closer to site and lower to the ground and ill start thirstiest all over again. with quick set setting one, and then move on to two and three week by week. thus seeing if maybe my camera is a little to high and far back from the traffic.

the whole point of this is to understand how this camera best works and how i can use it in the future.

here go the three night photos i captured this week.







the number one reason i feel i need to move the camera is this deer hung around for 20 minutes as recorded and i only have three photos.

these photos where then on the cameras quick set 2 which is 30 sec delay single shot burst
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Moved the camera. To a new location that should have far more triggers.

however i noted some of my videos where heavily glitchy so i may be sending this camera back. I'm going to run it a week more on quick set 3 to see if the next set of videos are glitchy .

caught one interesting video at night I'm trying to make out wether its a coyote or a dog?

https://youtu.be/3XCSNKa981E
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That is a coyote and a fairly large one too. Zoom in on the video and you can make out a lot more details about the overall photo/video etc.
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That is a coyote and a fairly large one too. Zoom in on the video and you can make out a lot more details about the overall photo/video etc.
I figured it may be wasn't sure . Didn't want to say I caught a coyote on trail cam and someone ream me for some neighborhood pup photos.
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Default Videos not so glitchy!

After running the camera on q3 for a second week I had a number of videos to look threw . However they where all heavily glitchy . So I uploaded some of these videos to YouTube to share with you all.

Upon watching them on YouTube I realized my camera isn't taking bad videos my computer doesn't care for them so my computer is the culprit not the camera .

I caught some video of a stray cat and of some neibor hood kids but nothing worth posting and no sign of that yote .

Not one deer the last two weeks. The trails are worn but my camera skills are not there yet.

I moved the camera again and set it back to quic set 1 .

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