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Good Morning, I have three of the Browning Strike Force trail camera's and all of a sudden two of them are taking pics like crazy during daylight between 1 and 4 o'clock.. I have not changed any setting from last year and settings on all three are the same and one of them isn't going crazy... I called Browning and when one of the solutions they gave me was make sure a woodpecker hasn't damaged the lens I figured I might have better luck asking around. My hope is that someone here has experienced this and has the fix.. I have considered that it could be grass moving or sun angles tripping them but they are in same exact places that have worked well for years.. Chris
I haven't noticed it between particular times, but I have a couple that seem to be taking way, way more photos of "nothing" than they used to. Until reading your post I just assumed there must be something moving (grass, etc.) that I wasn't aware of, but I'm pretty careful to set up cams to avoid that type of background chatter.
Same as smarba. I also get false triggers from moving shadows/sunlight sometimes.
Set up at your house and see if same issue,also I have had Brownings change settings if batteries get too low.
Batteries show full but they are in there from last year so maybe just a battery change might do the trick.. They are Lithium so i just assumed they should be good..
I cleared the cards on Saturday morning and by Sunday morning there was 240 pics... Just seems to me that there has to be a setting or something wrong for that to happen, if it is a battery change that is gonna be great.
Move it to a different spot to change the angle, could be moving shadows or grass/limbs moving in the wind.
Matt, Thanks for the input but I feel like I have those things covered best I can.. was hoping someone along the way has experienced this and had the "fix" I could see having a windy day or two but this happens every day... Chris
Not Browning, but I have a couple cameras that take a ton of pictures in the afternoon on a bright sunny day if the camera if pointed west. One camera in particular is not in the woods, just in the opening that leads onto my property. I just put up with it because I get the most deer pictures right there.
Not the same problem but a PSA for those that have Browning cams. The two new ones I just put into service weren’t taking pictures except of me changing SD cards. I talked to Browning customer service today and he had me run through the gamut of setting them up. He said the files (from the SD cards) were corrupted and to only delete pics from the camera, not your viewing device (I use an iPad). After running through his routine I set the cam on the bar and it took several pics of me still talking to him so maybe they are fixed. I put one out in my food plot here at home so I’ll know in a few dayfs. He also advised to use separate cards for the Browning cams for what that’s worth.
drycreek for ALL brands of cameras I've always deleted all files or reformatted, whichever the option is inside each camera, for each deployment. Definitely have better luck doing that each time.
Also;do a full format not a quick one.Takes about a minute per gig.I had a similar problem with my Brownings and this corrected it.They are very nice cameras.
I always format IN the camera, I figure the cam will set the card up the way it wants. Only buy 'Sandisk' cards.