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Wildgame Innovations Trail Cameras

The 2014 Wildgame Innovations trail camera reviews found nothing to write home about. With all the choices we might suggest looking at a camera from Covert, Moultrie or Bushnell. Price is about the only positive thing we can say about these trail cams.

Wildgame Innovations Trail Cameras are marketed by an interesting company. The Busbice family has a flare for the dramatic. The company started in around 2002 by produced deer attracting feed and minerals.

Eventually Wildgame Innovations started purchasing other brands. This was their way of leveraging the Wildgame name and recognition. Just because they make a good deer attractant doesn’t mean they can “make” a good trail camera.

Nothing is Standard

The first thing I noticed with the Wildgame cameras is the lack of standardization. All the cases are much different from model to model. The latches are different. The sizes are different. The camos are different.

Not Very User Friendly

The menu operation and settings are not very user friendly. My dad is my hunting partner and runs all the cameras because he is retired. The Wildgame is the only game camera is has trouble operating.

What About Picture Quality?

Picture quality on the models we tested were average. Nothing special about these pictures. In fact, any movement in the nighttime images created lots of blurring.

Are Wildgame Innovations Trail Cameras Good?

wildgame innovations trail cameras are not know for reliability. I have searched and searched through dozens of Wildgame Innovations trail camera reviews and failed to find any model that consistantly scored higher than 50% in any category.

Price is really the only reason to choose this brand. If money is really tight you can give them a try. But BEWARE, these game cameras can go through batteries and the life tends to be much shorter than competitors.

wildgame innovations trail camera reviewsThe Wildgame site currently list 18 different models for sale. These 18 cams range in price from $69 to $199 with many being the same price. This is another red flag for me. I mean seriously, how many different options, features, models do we really need. In contrast, Covert and Moultrie and Bushnell do not have 18 if you combine all three companies.  Read the DeerPros.com trail camera reviews to see our recommendations for better game cams.

Here are the current Wildgame Innovations Trail Cameras available
Crush® 8 Lights Out
Crush® 12 Touch
Micro Crush® Cam 10
Razor 8
Razor 6™ 6 MP
Blade™ 4.0MP
Razor 6 Flash
Razor 6 Lightsout™ 6 MP
Elite 8 LightsOut™
AXE 2
Rage 4
Rage™ 6 6.0MP
Crush Cam 8
Elite 5 LightsOut™ 5 MP
Micro Red 4 Enhanced
Pulse 10X
Red 4 Enhanced
Flash 4

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About Jeff

Deer hunting is a great sport and is one of my passions. Between September and January you will probably find me in a treestand with bow in hand. My hope with this site is to share my experience to help you have a more successful and enjoyable deer hunt.

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38 comments

  1. I hate to agree but I have had bad luck with WGI trail cameras.

    They are cheap and you can buy them at Wal-Mart, Dicks Sporting Goods…etc

    But you get what you pay for.

    • would like to know why can’t I find any body to work on the cameras I have. It is pretty bad that they don’t last no long then they do. No matter how much you pay for them. You don’t get to use them but a few months out of the year.The model of my 3 camera are the N4E

    • What a piece of garbage…. Brand new out of the box 2 of them wont even work…. I will never trust this product again

  2. the red 4 or red 6 was pretty good. so I bought a few more. that was a mistake. occasionally one will last but most have been lemons. I switched to Bushnell Trophy Cams

    Marty
    ROLL TIDE!

  3. Tried them 2 years in a row. Had purchased 5. Not a one them last an entire season. Took 20-30 good pics then batteries went dead. Best thing they did was making a good target for 17 hmr. A jeenry rigged Polaroid would do a better job.

  4. I bought a trail cam from WGI. I have not had luck with picture quality. Then on top of that I go to set my two cameras out this year. Just bought them a year and month ago. They wouldn’t turn on. I got new batteries still nothing. Called customer service and they said i can only return if its under a year and if i had proof of purchase. I will never buy from them again. Along with alot if friends. Spend your money wisely. Thanks

  5. I’M USING WILDGAME INNOVATIONS, ALSO USING MOULTRIE AND PRIMOS. YOU GET LEMONS WITH ALL OF THEM, ONCE IN A WHILE. FOR A NO FRILLS CAMERA, IT’S SMALL, 1 SECOND TRIGGER SPEED, GREAT BATTERY LIFE, GREAT IMAGES AND PRICED FAIR… WILDGAME INNOVATIONS IS A FINE CAMERA IN MY BOOK.

    • You must be with Wildgame. Their camera pic usually are blurred unless you get a deer to fall asleep in front of the camera. 2 of 10 pics are viewable.

  6. Good cameras. No problems with the three models I have. I will never waste my money on moultrie cameras again have had two and neither one made it more than two weeks and quit working.

  7. I don’t really know what to think. I have one Blade 4X that I paid $39 for on clearance and its still working fine a year later. Another quit after a year. Last month I bought another on sale, it quit after a month. At least I’d filled out the warranty card (they require it to be returned w/in 14 days but must be flexible because they could not find mine and let me send in proof. Just bought another at Academy yesterday (on sale $49) and so we’ll see. It seems like a dice roll, but if I can get a year’s use I’ll be OK. It does cost $10 shipping to get it back to the seller for a replacement, so factor that in. I’ve had trouble with the higher priced Bushnell’s too.My ratings aren’t of the one I just bought, but of the brand in general. I did test the camera and at least it works out of the box.

  8. I bought 7 wgi cameras in a 12 month period in one season from sept til Feb every last one of them failed and there is no customer service so you get what you pay for

  9. I bought 4 WGI Blade 5x cams before last season. The controls are not really user friendly, but once I has them set up they worked great. The only issue I had with any of the 4 is that one got stolen. Range isn’t great, but my green spots are small, so that isn’t an issue for me.

    Bought 3 WGI Blade 6x this year, because I misplaced the 5’s. I would buy again.

  10. I have problems with short battery life. I’m going to reduce my flextime setting and try again. One package said the batteries will last a year and I get a week if I’m lucky. I have 6 of the cameras because I like the feature to take a picture every minute.

    Also, why don’t the produce time lapse movies that fit a standard like AVI or MOV. Having a proprietary movie format (FLX) makes it very difficult to share the movies.

  11. WILDGAME INNOVATION CAMERAS are nothing more than a block of plastic crap. Bought Three and all three leak in water. Non-existent warranty support, save you money or better yet if you want to give away money just mail it to them and save yourself the headache of trying to use their product.

  12. I have not had any problems with any of my WGI cameras. Battery life is good, even when a clan of coons decide to raid my feeders and create a 1000 pictures. My camera range to my feeders is only 25 feet so I catch most movements and flash range seems to work well. But, even with higher mp cameras, I think night pictures could be better.

  13. Wildgame Innovations markets a terrible product, and I keep falling for the price point. Never again. If they make it, I’m going to assume it’s crap and move on.
    I wish I were more electrically inclined, I’d do a homebrew cam.

  14. Wildgame Innovations markets a terrible product, and I keep falling for the price point. Never again. The ONLY good thing I can say about them is battery life for me is pretty good. Heard to use battery if it won’t take a pic….If they make it, I’m going to assume it’s crap and move on.
    I wish I were more electrically inclined, I’d do a homebrew cam.

  15. I have many WGI cams. I love them. All are still in operation and produce good pics and videos and the price is super and so is the battery life. I cant find a negative about them.

  16. I love mine. No complaints.

  17. My N8ECA Wildgame camera takes great pictures of me walking away from it after setting it up and walking up to it to come retrieve it. Other than that I haven’t seen anything else on it even though my separate motion detector focused on the same spot as the camera is ringing off the wall all nite. I suspect the camera is not working right or I don’t understand the operating instructions well enough to interpret exactly what they mean. Pretty frustrated with this product.

    • That is exactly what mine does. My hunting buddy has a bushnell, he hung his camera next to mine. His took over 100 pictures. Wildgame Innovations took 8. Me setting it up and taking it down. Wildgame doesn’t stand behind their product. I suspect their parts are made in China.

  18. A lot of negative comments about WGI cameras. I bought 7 over the past 3 yrs and all are still working. I just changed the batteries on my original cam this year. Sensitivity is good. Pics are triggered from about 70-80 feet away, but the best picture quality is at about 65 ft or less. Was even good enough to convict a pair of 2 legged trouble makers.

  19. My WGI Buck Commander (8MP) works OK. One annoying feature is the big company logo is on every picture. It blocks part of the scene. It should be programmable to turn off or at least made much smaller.

  20. This is a no win issue. I’ve tried a lot of different cameras and I’ve found that cheeper the better.
    You may get one that last every now and then but there all junk in my book. I use WGI because of price I’m not taking family portraits I’m just trying to judge size of my bucks and where they tend to move the most.

  21. I bought three Wgi. I am having vandalism, I needed a dependable camera. All three died in a short period of time,but not before the warranty ended.

  22. I have to agree with the budget minded hunters. No matter which brand you pick, they all have issues. I asked an employee at Cabela’s which game camera was the best. That employee looked at me and said that every single camera has good batches and bad batches of cameras. He also told me that most of them are made in China and are not predictable. He said he recommended the Cabela’s branded cameras because Cabela’s will generally back their brand more than the others. He was an older gentleman that worked at Cabela’s for a long time so I took most of his advice. I just don’t worry about the brand anymore. The best cameras are the ones that work for you and save you money. That seems to change from time to time but Wildgame Innovations game cameras have done OK. Moultrie is a overpriced brand in general. Bushnell is a OK brand as well. No matter what you get, get it for the lowest price.

  23. Loved it last year, this year can’t get it to stay on, takes 3 or 4 pictures, enters sleep mode and doesn’t come back on. Tried New batteries, reformatted card. Not impressed with this camera.

  24. I have the crush camera 8 model and I get about 3 months battery life in pic mode. Only thing I dislike is the motion pictures has a lot of motion blur.

  25. PLEASE BRING BACK THE MOULTRIE BLACK GAME-SPY M80!!! COME ON MOULTRIE. ALL YOUR CAMERAS NOW STINK! WGI ARE HORRIBLE TO SAY THE LEAST. I KNOW THEIR RETURNS HAVE TO BE 80%

  26. I’ve only bought one WGI and I love it never dies its lasted till august and is still running great pictures are prime and videos are OK only wish it had a mic

  27. I have had elk and moose come up and rub on it which then moves it a bit but still is in prime condition I do think that there are good and bad batches as said before.

  28. I have 6 of the wildlife cameras…Won’t buy any more of their junk…I have a Moultrie camera that is older than the wildlife innovations cameras and it still works fine…

  29. I manage a hunting club and have 28 game cam’s on 500 acres. Ive bought 18 WGI cam’s from nano to blade. Bottom line is no customer service. After getting a return number from them, I waited a week before sending them the bad cam’s. No communications they voided my number because I wasn’t quick enough to mail them. Second time this has happened. Solution DONT BUY THIS JUNK

    • I have bought and used most branded trail cams for over 12 years, and find these WGI cameras to be the most worthless POS to send your money to the Chinese for…if you manage to set the totally used UNFRIENDLY camera up in less than an hour, it will fail outright or fail to impress you in less time..period. Don’t waste your time or money as its obvious to me anyone who likes this crap either works for WGI or has no experience with a good camera.

  30. JUNK——-My camera didn’t work out of the box. I contacted Wild Game Innovations. They wouldn’t replace it because I didn’t have the receipt. Save your money, buy a Moultrie. The price is about the same and their customer service was great. I had a problem and the they exhcanged it with no questions asked.

  31. I have a WGI trail camera 2x that is 8 years old and I rewired it for a 6 volt battery and it continues to take pictures and be productive the newer ones I have no problems with as well I would give them a 3-4 star rating. A Cuddeback is the best camera that’s my pinionn.

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