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Old 01-18-2012, 11:30 PM
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Default Self Video Hunts with GoPro Camera

Anyone ever try filming their own hunt with one of these cameras on their head?


These have become very popular with active people video taping themselves snowboarding and such. One of the kids on my sons soccer team had one at a recent game so us parents had fun on the sidelines using it to tape the game. I was surprised at the video quality, amount of video and how wide the angle was. Comes with a fully waterproof case as well.

It was so small and light I could not even tell it was on my head. Online customer reviews are fantastic and a few mention hunting.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:33 PM
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They are very sweet little units. A lot of our crews use them for some "extra" footage. I don't think anyone is using them for the "main" footage. I'm sure experts will chime in.

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Old 01-18-2012, 11:37 PM
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MDuffy....interesting. If they are good enough for "extra footage" I would bet they are great for self hunts. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:39 AM
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They are the bees knees. High quality footage that isn't very versatile, but the camera is versatile (if that makes sense).
I'm not sure mounting it on your noggin is the best way - but I'm sure uoull figure out a way to make it enjoyable to use.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:50 AM
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Bow test 1

Bow test 2

Hunt 1 passed on deer

Hunt 2 passed on deer.

Used it all season will continue to use it, I got it for father day.

Love it only thing I had trouble with is lot of time the deer on top of me so I could not move to get my hand up to record as it walked by.

Note it's a 20 yard camera max you can see further but you have to know what your looking at.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:32 PM
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Default Self Hunt Video

I have used the GoPro HD Hero 2 a couple times deer hunting and unless the deer is real close it is kinda hard to see but it works well with waterfowl.


That's the video i took on it. I'm working on a few more and they will be posted soon!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:46 PM
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GoPro cams definitely have the most mounting options. And much like Cuddeback, spend a ton on advertising. But there are other cameras out there that I think would be better for hunting applications. Contour and Drift are 2 other companies to check into. One of them...I forget which one...has a remote control on/off switch you can mount on your wrist or even your treestand elimananting the need to reach up to turn on the camera.

Here's a great site that has many cameras, mounting options, and reviews to research.


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