By Brandon Wikman
The shutter of a trail camera documenting the perplexing life of a whitetail is truly extraordinary. Gaining an edge of insight against the opposition will amplify a hunter’s success in the field and provide a wealth of knowledge that only a great trail camera can reveal.
Deciphering the hidden code for mature whitetails can be as bewildering and mysterious as roaming the lost pyramids of Egypt. A seasoned whitetail has an array of senses that they’ll use to shake off any threat in sight. When you can trigger an image of a mature buck on camera, you have something incredibly special.
Moultrie Products has worked to solve the whitetail enigma with the new M-80 Black and M-80XT. These new Moultrie cameras capture footage never noticed, heard or seen in the hunting world. The motion-sensing units record what you’ve been missing – 24 hours a day. Hunters have never found themselves so close to their prey!
Game Spy M-80 Black
Moultrie listened to hunters and raised the bar for trail cameras once again. Introducing the Game Spy M-80 Black! This pint-sized trail cam is packed full of the latest technology available, including the highly sought after Black Flash Technology.
With Black Flash Technology, the M-80 Black emits no visible LED light, allowing for ultimate concealment in the woods. The M-80 Black easily doubles as a security camera for your cabin, home or hunting property! Even with concealed LEDs, this 5.0 megapixel camera doesn’t compromise nighttime range by lighting up the field out to 50 feet.
Other exciting new features found in the M-80 Black include the new FastFire Continuous Shooting Mode, which will capture up to three images per second, and the new Plot Stalker Hybrid Mode which captures images at preset intervals, PLUS images triggered by game!
GAME SPY M-80XT
The Game Spy M-80XT is the next generation of Moultrie's top selling mini-cam, the M-80. This 5.0 megapixel game camera is loaded with new features like Motion Freeze Technology, FastFire continuous shooting and Plot Stalker Hybrid time-lapse mode.
In 2011, Moultrie entered the mini-cam market with the Game Spy M-80 – featuring the Illumi-Night sensor – providing the clearest and brightest nighttime images. In 2012, the Game Spy M-80XT takes clear images to a next level with Moultrie’s new Motion Freeze blur-reduction technology, greatly reducing nighttime blur caused by an infrared flash. Combining the Illumi-Night sensor and Motion-Freeze Technology gives the Game Spy M-80XT unprecedented picture clarity, leaving no question how many points are on that trophy buck’s rack. Plus, the M-80XT has a night range of over 60 feet and captures images and videos in 16:9 widescreen, providing a wider field of view.
Also, new with the M-80XT is FastFire continuous shooting mode, capturing up to three images per second. Three operational modes allow users to operate the camera as an IR triggered game camera, plot camera, or plot camera by day, infrared camera at night. Additionally, Moultrie updated the Plot Stalker time-lapse mode, taking pictures at preset intervals as well as images triggered by game.
Whitetail enthusiasts know that mature bucks tend to be night owls due to pressure. They thrive on the cloak of darkness, eavesdropping for footsteps to dissipate the forest floor before entering food sources.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, you can increase your odds of tagging whitetail higher than ever before. As the rat race of technology advances with each turning of a season, we find ourselves more integrated with the once-elusive whitetail.