Goose, sorry if you think i was disrespectful, it was not my intension. I didn't realize its ok to Hijack a thread on hear but i guess that your call to make.
i think its great that Marc has alot to say about the reconyx. but shouldn't it be done in its own thread?
Do u guys see my point that this thread is on the IR4. That's Ok,
I have never heard of you or Les Davenport and really it doesn't matter who u are, its all about opinions. I can tell your a writer, or some kind of reporter and can respect that.
but "Head Hunter, Pro Hunter" what is that? How can you get paid to kill animals? you need sponsors, Right? My definition of a pro hunter is a person that excepts money from Company's to hype their products in whatever form Articles, Videos, on line forums. But you must be different since you are affiliated with Deer and Deer Hunting (the only publication I have subscribed to in the last 10 years or so because i believe it has Integrity and Honesty and is the best one out there for great mostly unbiased information.)
Your analogy of the Doctor is terrible, U like Lincoln I like Ford whatever they both get the job done. I get that u want the best product that suit your needs, we all want that. I feel u don't have to spend 400+ to get great pics of big bucks. All you need is some creativity. ive been doing it for a long time. Im not a Pro hunter but i am a very experienced one, ive been using this technology and filming my own hunts for a long time. FYI ive never had a camera or stand stolen.
I look forward to hear more about your reconyx experiences.
Doit, I didn't consider your post disrespectful, no need to worry. I would like to answer some questions for you.
1. I am not affiliated with D&DH magazine. I am a freelance writer, I own a hunting product testing company and yes, I hunt for pleasure and for work.
2. No, I do not get paid, like you stated above, to kill animals. I get paid by no one. I am on the Pro Staff of several companies and only by choice. I hunt with the products I've tested to be either satisfactory or outstanding. When I hunt, although it's for pleasure, I also do it to gain knowledge for several reasons. Some of those reasons are: For better articles, better strategies, to test hunting products, to offer advice to the companies that I Pro Staff for and to keep not-so honest companies in line. So, yes, I do this as my trade and professionally. This is not my bread and butter though as I also am self employed in other fields.
3. Les Davenport IS affiliated with D&DH magazine and has written some articles regarding camera testing. He's very thorough and would be a great source to anyone looking for in depth advice.
4. I disagree with you regarding the "analogy" you stated above. It's not about liking Lincoln or Ford, it's about seeing everything that walks by a particular spot, period. The doctor example I thought was a great one. If you were fighting cancer, wouldn't you want to know everything regarding your internal organ status? I wouldn't want some camera only picking up some of the picture, I would want to see it all! That's how I feel about the timbers I hunt. Whether or not I use a camera, I will set all sorts of traps (not in the conventional sense) that a buck will trigger letting me know where he is and where he'll be. The trail camera is obviously a great tool in that respect.
As far as changing threads, I feel this was appropriate. If the administrators think different, I'll respect that! Thanks for the comments! I respect your opinion!!!