Monday, April 25, 2016

Moultrie Game Camera Review



I had considered purchasing a game camera for some time. I have considered placing one on my balcony rail as security for my Jeep and urban parking lot. I have also wanted one to capture wildlife during camping trips. Price and uncertainty about ease of use stopped me from making the purchase. Until recently. I learned from a friend how easy-to-use the Moultrie A-5 Game Camera is and the price was easily within my budget.  With the purchase of a piece of land teeming with wildlife, buying a game camera seemed like a logical choice. 



The Moultrie A-5 Digital Game Camera Gen 2


This model of Moultrie is an easy-to-use 5.0 MP game camera.  It comes with the "belt" and a clip that attach it to a tree.  I just added the batteries and a SD memory card.  The easy-to-use and understand control panel are under the door that latches securely shut.  


control panel and battery compartment
My favorite feature is the count-down display. It shows that I have set the camera and begins a count down so that I can leave the area without having my photo taken. Much like the arming of a home security system.  Like a home security system, the last thing I want is to set it off on myself. I know, I know, in this case it is only a picture. But I really don't want to see what I look like when I'm wandering around my yard at The Shack.

The price of game cameras seem to fluctuate. I purchased mine around $45.  Then we found some at a big box store, on the clearance shelf, for $30!  Yes, we snatched them up.  If you can afford to pay more, you can purchase a model with higher pixels (resulting in better photo quality). But for what I want, this photo quality and price tag suits me just fine.


Our Moultie Game Camera Pictures


My roommate is monitoring an area where he hunts. He's captured deer, a fox, birds, and apparently, occasionally, the blowing wind during a snow storm.  Well... I should say he caught the movement of the trees during a windy storm.  If only we could capture photos of the wind!


deer during a snow storm



I love seeing fox

I only set up my camera at The Shack just last weekend. There is evidence of many large deer there. And we may have seen bear scat last weekend. I'm certainly no bear scat expert but it was a pile of something from a large animal. I am very excited to have a camera set up to record some of my visitors.  

So far, I've captured Willy and the neighbors dog. (Oh boy, I hope the neighbors dog isn't a problem after I move there permanently and add chickens and rabbits to the family! At least I don't have to worry about that for awhile).

I will soon move the camera so it captures the entrance of The Shack. I will know if I have human visitors while I'm away. 


Willy loves being at The Shack


visiting neighbor dog


For More Information - 


There are many reviews online.  This includes a great many video reviews.  I want to caution that as you search for reviews, you make sure that you are looking at the Gen 2 model. Older models had different features and used 




In order to help you decide if the Moultrie A-5 Gen 2 Game Camera is for you, be sure to look at the nearly 300 reviews on Amazon, complete with nearly 100 questions that have been answered. It is likely that any of your specs and technical questions will be answered there.  I will leave that information to the experts.
See Amazon listing for more information




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10 comments:

  1. Oooh, another gadget that I'd love to own! For that price, I may just treat myself. We see lots of wildlife in our yard, but I know that we miss a lot more than we see, especially at night. What fun to be able to record it. Thanks for the very helpful review, Dawn Rae!

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    1. You are very welcome. I hope you share the photos you get, if you purchase a camera!

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  2. Willy is a star!!! How very cool is that! I don't even need a game camera, but you certainly make me want one. What fun it would be to discover the photos taken when you were not there. Btw, that fox is beautiful! I can already tell I am going to be looking over the trees in my own backyard today to see which one is sturdy and steady enough to hold a game camera for me. Oh, what fun!

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    1. Willy is a hoot. He loves it out there so much.

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  3. What an interesting gadget! I can see lots of uses for a game camera and at $30 you can beat that!

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    1. There are so many uses for it, that I had a really hard time deciding where to hang it first.

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  4. I didn't know a game camera existed, but what a perfect gadget to have in an area with a lot of wildlife.

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    1. I hope it's the perfect gadget for up there. I can't wait to see photos of what walks through my yard.

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  5. I have been wanting to mount a couple of game cameras on my property. At the price you are quoting, there is no reason for me to delay. I'd love to see the nocturnal visits from elk, bear, and perhaps even the elusive mountain lion (just to name a few of the critters that are likely to have Moultrie Moments). At least two of my neighbors use these types of cameras for home security purposes. Love that fox pic.

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    1. Isn't that fox photo great?! I see them often around here, but they are always on the move. I've never gotten photos of them.

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