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Proof Gen 02 - 01

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:32 am
by Bowhunter1188
I bought 5 of these cams last year. I took 3 out to test this weekend for detection range. 9 to 11 yards is all I could get in any of the 3. All batteries were at least at 85%. Does the warmer air in the mid 70s reduce the detection range this much? Very frustrating.

Re: Proof Gen 02 - 01

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:57 pm
by snakelk
I have a few of these cams as well, and although I haven't done any in-depth tests, they do seem to have a short detection range and also not a very wide range either. I discovered this while setting up the cam on a trail. Nevertheless, for $30, I'm very happy with the cams so far.

Maybe it's the way I have this camera aimed and the slope of the trail, but with critters coming down the path, it would trigger only when they were really close. The pic of the elk was the first of a three shot series. Same with the lone bull. The cougar was the second shot in a three shot series.

Re: Proof Gen 02 - 01

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:01 pm
by reaperman
One thing I noticed with mine (3) when I first got them is they seem to trigger better if the camera is placed lower on the tree than you would normally put a camera. I learned this at night by watching the red flash as I did some walkby's. At first I thought my cams detection range was short until I did the above.

Re: Proof Gen 02 - 01

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:00 am
by Bowhunter1188
Last fall, we had detection range on all of the cams out to 80 feet.

Re: Proof Gen 02 - 01

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:27 pm
by RiverRat
Are you using lithium batteries if not switch to them and you'll see a difference. Lithium are batteries on steroids!

Re: Proof Gen 02 - 01

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:33 pm
by snakelk
Yes, using Energizer lithium cells. The way I have that camera I don't get anywhere near 80 feet, but perhaps it's because the cam isn't at enough of an angle to the trail. I thought it would trigger on critters further up the trail, but it doesn't. I'm probably just not real good at setting a cam on a steep slope.

Re: Proof Gen 02 - 01

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:29 pm
by reaperman
The detection does struggle when coming strait towards the camera. I see this each time I walk towards the camera to swap cards. Side to side is much better.

Re: Proof Gen 02 - 01

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:32 pm
by picdic
I found the same with my spypoint. walk straight to it, and it doesn't even trigger.