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Tactacam reveal X $69

woodsdog2

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My other question is are you putting them all on the same
Property to really drill downon a bucks location or are you putting them on different properties and augmenting with your regular trail cams? My strategy is to put these on two different properties on primary and/ or mock scrapes I know the bucks are hitting and when I see something I’m interested in, going it o hunt when I get pics of him as long as the wind is right etc. I’m not certain I really want to use them on newer properties I’m just learning and inventorying on until maybe hunting season. What holes can you see in my logic???
 

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I used 3 of these last year was almost $40 per month for all 3 unlimited & yes each need a SIM card I’ll check to see what size I used. Not every picture from the series comes to your phone/email if it’s on burst you get the middle one. At the end of the year I pulled cameras & checked cards there were a ton more doe pics on the sd card. Good news is you pause subscription through the app at the end of your season, so mine paused in January & I’ll pick back up in August. All in all I’m happy for sub $100 dollar cameras that take decent photos & I don’t have to travel & stink up the place to get an idea of what’s happening in a property
So I have a question, I have always wondered if you stop the plan while your camera is still on in the woods, and say you want to reactivate it again, will it just start sending pictures again, so can you reactivate the plan while the camera is still on in the woods?
 

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My other question is are you putting them all on the same
Property to really drill downon a bucks location or are you putting them on different properties and augmenting with your regular trail cams? My strategy is to put these on two different properties on primary and/ or mock scrapes I know the bucks are hitting and when I see something I’m interested in, going it o hunt when I get pics of him as long as the wind is right etc. I’m not certain I really want to use them on newer properties I’m just learning and inventorying on until maybe hunting season. What holes can you see in my logic???
Last season I used 5 of these cell cams with my regular Brownings exactly like your thinking, this year I’m going all cell, it sure is nice to be sitting at home knowing what’s going on in the woods, I don’t see any holes in your logic it’s exactly how I operate.
 

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Wait until your hunting some day and you get a notification with a big buck picture, where your not… don’t ask me how I know, at times last season I was questioning my sanity.. lol
 

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Wait until your hunting some day and you get a notification with a big buck picture, where your not… don’t ask me how I know, at times last season I was questioning my sanity.. lol
Great problem to have!!!!
 

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If you are not going to get the unlimited plan for these, be careful of where/how you set them up. I ran 2 of these last year (and just bought the "2 for $200" last month to get 2 more) using the $55 a year/per camera. That gives 250 images per camera to your phone. If you go over that, they send you an email and just charge your card on file another $5 for another 250 more. If you place these where a wet leaf canopy or wind will have leaves, weeds, branches triggering your camera, and you are hours away from your hunting locations, it gets REALLY old getting hundreds or thousands of notifications on your phone of that branch! Ask me how I know! Fortunately you can reset the trigger time and other settings from the app, but they still take a little time to activate.
 

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Last year I ran 5 of these 1st generation Reveal X cams in (single) pic + (10 sec) video mode. The pics come to your phone, the videos don’t and can’t. That’s one of the advantages of the Reveal X 2nd generation cams is that you can request that the video clip be sent after you see the photo, one at a time, for an extra expense.

These 1st gen Reveal X’s do let you request an HD photo be sent to your phone, one at a time, for an extra expense. (You pick which photos from within your phone’s app). The extra expense is $5.00 for every 50 HD photos you request. (Ten cents per HD photo). That’s on top of the monthly rate, but the low definition photos are good enough 99% of the time.
 
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bowhuntr09

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I love my Reveal cams. I run mostly XB’s. You have to get the right SD card class and speed. Class 10 U3 is what you want. It may or may not work with a lesser card but you will probably miss pics. I run all mine on the $5 a month per cam plan. That is 250 pics per cam per month and it has been fine for me.
The cams can either send the pics on a schedule once or twice a day, or they can send immediately. You cannot request HD unless you have them set to immediate. I get my best pics from my Reveal cams compared to my Cuddeback and Browning as far as cell cams I own.
 

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I ended up ordering two just now. Held off yesterday but figured they'd be a big improvement over my semi-functional spypoints that are a couple years old.
As soon as I posted this a spypoint I put out in September sent me four pictures of a doe and fawn. Haven't heard from that camera since around March.
 

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Big thanks to OP. Picked up a couple. My goal is to go all cellular in the next couple of years. It's a game changer in many ways.
 

GreginPA

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So I have a question, I have always wondered if you stop the plan while your camera is still on in the woods, and say you want to reactivate it again, will it just start sending pictures again, so can you reactivate the plan while the camera is still on in the woods?
Yes you can reactivate. I have done this. However I've decided I'm just leaving mine on all the time. I like knowing the camera wasn't stolen and seeing that it checked in and is still taking pics.

If you place these where a wet leaf canopy or wind will have leaves, weeds, branches triggering your camera, and you are hours away from your hunting locations, it gets REALLY old getting hundreds or thousands of notifications on your phone of that branch!
This is a good warning. To solve this you can also use the "work timer" function. if I start getting a bunch of windy branch pictures I just enable the work timer setting and tell it to stop taking pics for several hours. It works for me. Of course you have to have it set to timely/instant to change the setting quickly.

I use lithium batteries and I get great battery life out of my tactacams so far.

I ended up ordering two just now. Held off yesterday but figured they'd be a big improvement over my semi-functional spypoints that are a couple years old.
I have been running spy points for several years and I thought I loved them. They have started to cause me problems though. Always going offline and of course now 3G died so that killed two of them. I bought my first tactacam about 4 months ago. I own 4 now counting the two I just ordered from this thread. The ability to connect via wifi and aim the camera is the best.

One other warning I want to tell people that caught me off guard is that all your cameras have to be on the same plan. Tactacam says if you want one camera to be unlimited photos and the other camera to be 250 photos you have to make two separate accounts. Seems silly, I don't like it. But it is what it is until they change that. One bonus part about it is the cameras do share the photo pool. So if you have two cameras on the 250 plan. one camera only took 100 pics, the other can have up to 400 and you don't get charged more. So that is kind of nice.
 

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If you are not going to get the unlimited plan for these, be careful of where/how you set them up. I ran 2 of these last year (and just bought the "2 for $200" last month to get 2 more) using the $55 a year/per camera. That gives 250 images per camera to your phone. If you go over that, they send you an email and just charge your card on file another $5 for another 250 more. If you place these where a wet leaf canopy or wind will have leaves, weeds, branches triggering your camera, and you are hours away from your hunting locations, it gets REALLY old getting hundreds or thousands of notifications on your phone of that branch! Ask me how I know! Fortunately you can reset the trigger time and other settings from the app, but they still take a little time to activate.
I don’t think they can just charge you for more picture. There is an option you can turn on/off for that. If more than 250, notifications just stop.
 

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Just keep in mind that I've heard some states have started banning cellular cams during hunting seasons. With that said, for $69 it would make a good regular trail camera.
 
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