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Old 12-18-2013, 11:22 AM
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:29 AM
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I have the same issue with the same cam. I just pulled it yesterday to warm up inside for a while and see if that help. I haven't sent mine back in ever and it has been working perfectly all fall. Just started to act up like your when real cold weather hit. I am leaving mine inside for a couple days, then putting new batteries in it and try it. I'll let you know.

I have run BTC all year round in the past and this has not been an issue, so not sure what's going on.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:04 PM
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Have you tried doing any of the updates from the Bushnell site? I may give that a try, but this one is less than or right at a year old.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:34 PM
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I have an 119547 that did the same thing, but it was before it got extremely cold. Firmware update has seemed to fix it. It's been back out for about 3 months now with no issues.

$20 worth of batteries starts to get old when the things run away on you...
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Any chance the extended period sub zero (like -20) could have triggered this? Any chance it will return to working normally once the temps get closer to normal (above zero, below freezing) or is it screwed?

Yes, & yes. I run 5 Bushnell cams and experienced this w/ one of them last Dec/early Jan last year. Pulled the cam as the season was over. Put it back out this spring w/ fresh batt's and it's performed flawless. Just pulled it yesterday - was still going strong. Your batteries could be weak too. Most issues occur from low voltage that I've experienced.

This was off a Bushnell Natureview a week or so ago. All that's left on this place is 4 fawns and 2 coyotes.
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i've got 5 bushnell cameras and at 3 of them started fire like crazy when it got down under 13degrees. as soon as it warmed back up, the slowed down to normal.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:32 PM
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I have two TC that I bought this summer. I hope mine don't have the same problem with this cold weather. I'll be up Saturday hunting and changing cam cards. I'll post an update on how mine are performing.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:45 PM
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Maybe I'll set 'em aside until towards April and then try 'em again


If this is the case, What a major bust for me . I set/change batteries in my cams for the last time, the last weekend of muzzleloader. I count on them for winter pictures when I head back up in March.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:37 PM
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I did the upgrade on mine last night and used the dog for a test dummy. When I checked it this morning there were 21 pics of her all at separate times through the night...no wonder she sleeps all day Anyway I am going to put it out in the cold and see what happens.
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Yes, & yes. I run 5 Bushnell cams and experienced this w/ one of them last Dec/early Jan last year. Pulled the cam as the season was over. Put it back out this spring w/ fresh batt's and it's performed flawless. Just pulled it yesterday - was still going strong. Your batteries could be weak too. Most issues occur from low voltage that I've experienced.

This was off a Bushnell Natureview a week or so ago. All that's left on this place is 4 fawns and 2 coyotes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXTbTSRktTk

Exact same thing happens to me. I run my cams from J to J. July to Jan. No need to run them anymore as I am only using them for deer. Mine does the same thing every single year and I it's usually a sign to say that the season is over.
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