Stealth Cam’s G42NG Redo: Incredible Value, Unsurpassed For Serious Sportsmen

Stealth Cam’s G42NG Redo: Incredible Value, Unsurpassed For Serious Sportsmen

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I wrote previously about how amazing the remote camera is for hunting, chiefly for deer. But now that turkey season in my home state is winding down, I can attest that it is equally good in the spring woods, perhaps better.

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This is the first turkey season I’ve used a modern remote camera, and the things I’ve learned this season will require me to NEVER hunt gobblers again without having cameras out checking hot spots for toms.

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Several remarkable things were caught on camera this year in the spring woods, with perhaps the most amazing event getting photos of two large, mature toms strutting on a woods lane where I’ve hunted for years and taken many gobblers. It’s on a hunt club, and I purposely don’t tap the spot the first week or two of the season because there’s too much pressure from other club members.

I left my Stealth Cam operational on the lane the week prior to the season, and the first couple weeks of the season before checking on it. What I learned was incredible.

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Both toms I have photos of strutting are clearly shooters, and one gobbler has a very distinctive beard, about 10 or 11 inches long and VERY wavy. By looking at the time code on the photos, I learned that a day or two after getting good photos of the wavy beard bird, a pair of hunters located the tom, which must have been gobbling heavily. The photos I have show the pair roosting a bird one late afternoon, with the next photos showing them at the spot the next morning before dawn, lugging in decoys for a hunt.

The next photos an hour or so later show a truck pulling up, and one of the hunters tosses into the vehicle a tom that clearly shows the same very distinctive wavy beard.

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They busted the bird I have photos of strutting at the spot.

But I kept the camera at the spot, and learned there were more toms strutting the lane. I led my youngest son Matt to the spot, and he crushed a 3-year old with 10 inch beard there one morning, following it with a 4-year old gobbler the next dawn having an 11.5-inch beard. The Stealth Cam showed both birds were in the neighborhood, and Matt tagged them both.

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At another strut zone area I couldn’t figure why I heard no gobbling and virtually no birds whatsoever, until I set up the Stealth Cam. In three days the camera did not get a single turkey photo, but did show a massive black bear at the site, a bruin I estimated at least 300 pounds.

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The camera pinpointed several other big gobblers at other locations, and got photos of bobcats, coyotes, deer, raccoons and other critters, too.

Remote cameras have been around a long time, but their improvements today are mind boggling, and the Stealth Cam is the best I’ve tried. The unit uses a bank of 8 AA batteries, and I’ve used the same ones all turkey season without having to replace them. Retailing at under $200 the Stealth Cam G42NG is a big bargain.

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It also shoots 10-second bursts of video, which I’ve not yet tried, but will soon, with another report to follow on that.

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April 13, 2017 at 02:41PM

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