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BuckeyeCam Base unit with secure mounting bracket and rain hood
 

BuckeyeCam in security cage on metal frame stand

 
Cuddeback Digital on freestanding metal frame stand with weather hood.  This stand is made in a fashion similar to a real-estate sign.  A 3rd metal foot provides stability.  A stand should be used next to a tree to provide a substantial post for locking.  Use a cable or chain to loosely secure the camera/stand to the tree, thus avoiding the tree's movement in the wind and resulting false triggers.
 
Metal Frame Stand
 
This tall tripod stand is used to gain a different perspective and take the camera up high out of line of sight.  On top of the poles is a plate to attach the camera.  This also serves to get the camera up high above tall brush.
 
Here we see the Kolpin Wildlife Eye mounted on a custom metal frame stand with clip-on weather hood.
 

Leaf River camera mounted to base with hood:

 

Talon Extreme on metal frame stand:

 

Moultrie Digital Game Spy with mounting bracket
Note:  Two bungee cords are used to hold the bracket to the tree, while a chain secures both camera and bracket.



Another Moultrie Mounting idea
 

Super simple security for Moultrie spy 100/200 using 20" of bicycle chain--4' of 5/16 "
proof chain and a lock. End links on the chain need to be slightly spread to allow 
bicycle chain to pass through.

Click here to view the details on this simple camera mount project you can do yourself!


 

Wildview Mounting Bracket


Click here to view the details on this camera mount project.

 
Universal Angling bracket with Python cable
Purchased three items from Home depot which
were a post cap, post base. and two eye bolts. Straitened out the ears on half of the post base and welded the
3/8th nuts to the holes inside then cut a couple of chain links for bungee holders and welded them on. A small piece
of 3/4 in plywood with 4 holes drilled in it for the mounting plate. The eye bolts act like tension bolts to allow
the tilt angle adjustment but when the Python is run through it they can not be unscrewed.



 

Another simple Bracket for the Popular Moultrie Cameras
Another simple security bracket for the popular Moultrie cams. Uses the easy to bend 1/4 inch rod and the 1 3/8X1/8th
perforated metal from Home Depot. A couple of welds and a little paint and you have a bracket for less than $7.
Using a round bungee to attach it to the tree the bungee acts as a cushion for the cam and the Python lock will
hold it securely to the tree. Just loosen the Python and rotate the cam out for battery and card changes.


 

Stealth Universal Bracket also fits Bushnell and WildView
The 1 3/8th X 36 inch 16 gage (Tractor Supply and Home Depot $4) can be cut to any length
for use with the Python cable for Selected cams. or order factory made from Stealth Cam.


 

Pie Pan Rain/Weather Hood
Non welder, Non woodworker, but a frequent Kroger shopper game cam roof.
This is just a standard foil pie pan that is sold in packs of three at Grocery
stores. Bend it a little and give it a shot of non reflective (flat) camo paint and
you have a really nice roof. Does not need to be baked at 350 degrees.


 

Security Bracket for Bushnell cameras using a Python Cable
Material is an 8 inch piece of 1/8 inchX1 1/2
inch steel with 4 holes drilled. Two holes are drilled to match the holes used for the original supplied bracket and
the other two holes at the end of the bar is to accept the Python cable. This should provide additional security
for the camera and keep the front panel from being opened.


 

Security Bracket for Wildview 2 and 3
Two pieces of metal bent to fit the WV-2/3 a short piece of 1/8 "
cable with a 3/8th washer welded to the end. The cable is fed thru the strap loops of the cam and then the
Python cable is fed thru the cross bar and washer and around the tree. A piece of magnetic sign material
can be cut and used as a roof to keep the weather off the cam.


 

Security Bracket for TrailMac



 

Sheet Metal Security Bracket for 2006 Moultrie Cameras

 
Another Moultrie bracket for the Python cable. Made of 1 1/2 X 1/8 inch angle with tilt adjustment
using a couple of nuts welded to the frame. The Python cable is fed thru the bracket and a short
piece of 1/2 inch pipe. Using this method forces the Python cable to fit tightly across the front of
the camera with no slack when cinched up tight. Cut out is made in the area of the solar panel terminals
for easy access. The small holes near the top left and right are for bungee cord hookup to the tree.


 

Animal's Eye View Coming/Going Camera Stand

The past few weeks we have continuously came up with a situation were one of us would say “boy I wish we had a SG-550 on this”. The popularity of year around scouting involves looking at all the creatures roaming the area. We have several bob cats and some scrawny old coyotes along with armadillos. Possums, rabbits, rats, squirrels, birds, snakes, beaver, wild dogs, and the illusive black panther can all be captured by using this method provided you select the proper area. We always manage to set the cam so something manages to be in front of the animal when the picture or movie is taken. This stand I built is for the 550 or 530 cams. It can be set beside the trail and covered with brush and put two cams on it. One cam can catch the approach and the other can get the exit of the animal. It is built purposely low to the ground so that we can capture the animals at eye level. The two pieces of 2X4 on top will swivel so that the proper angle can be set for the trail you are watching. There are cutouts on the same level as the grove in the cameras to accept the hair bands we use for the bungee to hold the cams. The tilt will have to be done by placing something behind the camera to achieve the desired angle of tilt. I have requested two more cameras for this purpose and hope to have them by next weekend. More and more we find that in order to find certain faults in some cams it requires the use of another cam in parallel to find this out. The 550’s will also be used for this purpose. We will probably get a good look at the undercarriages of some deer during this process. The white flash cams don’t do movies at night and some of the IR cams only do as little as a 5 second movies at night. This has caused us a great degree of curiosity as to what exactly was the final outcome of a particular setup. With up to 120 second video times on the 550 we can see what many cams will miss. This is of course if the target animals are inside the flash range. The 550 has now become another tool in our box of necessary things we need to have on hand to better accomplish our reviews. Having fun while using these tools is very much alright with us.

 


05-31-2008:  In a rush last week I made a dash to the testing property and put out the come and go testing stand I built for the 550. Not taking my ATV limited me to just going down the road about a half mile and finding an active place and doing a setup. The area was like a country road and trees on both sides and narrow. It is a normal path for a number of critters and I chose an area that had a little wide area on one side that would protect the cams view from the rising and setting sun. This eye level view worked much better than we had anticipated. We picked up bob cats and coyotes coming and then going down the road along with dogs and coons. One of the cameras had a slight aim problem so it was picking up the approaching animals a little late but the going cam got them good and gave a good rear view of their exit. In some cases we would see them stop and look around and then proceed down the road. I had anticipated we would have just about equal amounts of pictures on both cams but that did not prove to be the case. The came that did not have the aim problem had many more movies than the other but it also had some thin brush that I thought I had stomped down that had came back up in front of the cam and cause a few false triggers. Today we pulled the two cams and stand and moved to an area in the rear of the property and did another setup with a little more attention to aim and clearing. I also used some squirrel juice (scent) on the opposite side of the road to keep the animals attention more to the ground and not the concealed cams. Next week will tell the story on how well this setup worked.

 

A short video presentation we put together to
demonstrate the coming/going stand: (click below)


 

 

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