We got a moultrie last year and it has been working great. We even left it up all winter (Wisconsin) and it still had battery life when we checked it I think around late January. This was an IR model that was under 200, I think 199. If your husband doesn't mind a flash camera, there are a lot of options, including the cuddeback. We personally don't use flash cameras anymore because we think they spook deer in our area. My dad was set up on the same trail to a food source two years ago that we had a camera on. He could hear a group of does walking along the trail, when all of a sudden, they took off running. He saw the flash and knew exactly what happened. Ever since then, we stopped using them. Also, from our flash pics at night of bucks on scrapes, we never get more than one pic, so I gotta believe they leave as soon as that flash goes off.