There are protective metal boxes with cable locks for various makes and models of trail cameras. There are also arms that allow the camera to be mounted well off the ground and still allow the camera to be angled towards the ground and area you'd like them to cover. There are plenty of cameras available for under $150.00, and most could be hung in either of the manner described. The biggest question you need answered is what are your expectations at to the quality of the pictures....... do you want daytime color, 24 hour color, adjustable time lapse settings, long battery life, and extended card memory, and how often do you plan to change the sd cards. Do you plan to view the pictures in the woods, or do you want to take them home to view them on your computer? Once you have determined what your intent is and how you want to utilize the camera, then consider the price ranges and what's available with the features you want and if they fall into that price category. Moultrie makes a pretty decent line of cameras that start out relatively inexpensive and go up in price, depending on the features. Cuddeback makes the best camera on the market, but they don't have one that's in the $150.00 and less price range. Stay away from Wildgame Nation, and Wildlife Innovations, beware of Stealth Cam, Tasco, and Burris.
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