Still have Mom’s Christmas cash left over? Maybe a tax refund check on the way? Here’s a great investment in fall hunting gear you can enjoy right now.  Trail cameras are great entertainment for you and youngsters in the backyard, where you can practice using them and catch squirrels, birds, or prove your neighbor’s dog is trespassing. Wildgame Innovations just introduced four new cameras that can e-mail you pictures, are sized to fit in the palm of your hand, will operate with frequent time lapse photography, and can even scout for ducks… No kidding!

1302Crush Cell 8 Trail Camera: For the hunter on the go, the Crush Cell 8 trail camera offers wireless connectivity to a cellphone through text or picture messaging and e-mail, so images can be viewed almost immediately without retrieving the camera from the field. The camera is compatible with any GSM cellphone that uses a SIM card and has 3G capabilities. It features an 8-megapixel camera and high-intensity, undetectable IR LEDs for photos or HD 720 videos. A TFT viewer is included on the camera so images can be viewed directly on camera, as well as the Redux Anti-Blur technology, Exposure Control System, and FlexTime+ Time Lapse technology for the clearest images possible. This camera accepts mini SD/SDHC cards up to 32 GB and is powered by 4 D batteries. View images from the comfort of the living room with this camera and a compatible cellphone, and get ready for the next hunt more quickly.

buck_commander_nano10Buck Commander Nano Series: The new Buck Commander Nano Series offers a lineup of the smallest trail cameras on the market, measuring 3″x 2.25″ x 3.25″. Don’t let their size fool you, as they’re packed with all the best features to monitor your land day and night. The four Nano series models range from 6 to 10 megapixel versions, all with video capability and Flextime technology. These lightweight, compact cameras are perfect for your favorite honey hole or unchartered territory.

1304Duck Commander Lightsout: A trail cam for scouting ducks? You heard it right. The first of its kind, the Duck Commander Lightsout will revolutionize the way you scout ducks. Migration Mode technology allows the camera to monitor from dawn until dusk and show you exactly when and where the ducks are moving through. Add that with the 720p video, and the ducks don’t stand a chance.

1305Crush 12 X Touch: The Crush 12 X Touch features a 2.4″ color touch screen to make use afield as easy as possible. This 12.0 MP camera is packed with features, including FlexTime Time Lapse Technology, a wide-angle 16:9 aspect ratio images option, one second rapid trigger speed, photo and HD 720p video with audio (30sec) capabilities, View Assist Technology for accurate setup, a 50ft flash range and two-piece high-intensity dynamic infrared LEDs. This water-resistant and weather-endurable camera is available in Realtree Xtra camo for concealment.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.