Currently updating July 2022
Originally reviewed in 2014
Best Trail Cameras From Wildgame Innovations
- WGI Terra Extreme – Full Review-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
- WGI Wraith
- WGI Micro Cam
The Wildgame Innovations Trail Pad is also a very useful trail camera accessory for viewing SD cards in the field. Much easier than using your phone.
The 2022 Wildgame Innovations trail camera reviews are definitely improving. WGI tends to saturate the market with tons of models to choose from. For example, my local Dicks Sporting Goods, Cabelas and Bass Pro carries six different models. Unfortunately, most of the models are not consistently worth the money because of eating batteries or reliability issues.
For a little higher price, we might suggest looking at a camera from Covert, Moultrie or Bushnell.
WGI is producing a couple of good options for deer hunters in 2022. The price of the Terra Extreme and Micro are super competitive, and the trail cameras field tested rather well. Jump to the bottom of this article for a review summary and the links to the full reviews.
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
Many of the models are not very user friendly. Set UP tends to be cumbersome and quite difficult. The Terra Extreme is one exception and offers a very user friendly interface and setup.
- Wildgame Innovations Trail Cameras Terra 14 Megapixel Trail Camera
- Terra Extreme Trail Camera – 14 Megapixel Game Camera in Trubark Camo | Video capabilities for gathering further intel on deer herd. IR Flash range and Detection Range out to 65 feet
- 21 high intensity infrared LEDs for capturing images and video without spooking game
- Energy Efficient: Design for long term use in the field. Requires 8 AA batteries (not included)
- Strap to a tree or post with the supplied Bungee chords. Takes up to a 32GB SD Card (not included)
What About Picture Quality?
Picture quality of the WGI game cams that we are recommending is very good. You will still get an occasional blurry picture of a running deer but most of the day and nighttime pictures are high quality.
- WGI Terra Extreme -TOP PICK
- WGI Wraith
- WGI Micro Cam
Are Wildgame Innovations Trail Cameras Good?
Yes – Some of the Wildgame Innovations trail cameras are very good.
Please DO NOT buy in the store without doing proper research and reading through the reviews on WGI trail cameras.
I have searched and searched through dozens of Wildgame Innovations trail camera reviews and have determined the Terra Extreme, Wraith and Micro Cam are currently the only three models to consider in 2022.
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.
The Wildgame site currently list 17 different models for sale. These 17 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 17 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
- Terra Extreme
- Micro Cam
Wildgame Innovations Trail Camera Reviews
Not Wildgames best camera
I’ve been a long time Wildgame user. Usually their cameras are good with an affordable price tag for those on a budget. I bought this camera on sale from Cabela’s last year. From the beginning it took very good daytime pics and grainy nighttime ones. Less than a year later, it still takes good daytime pics but after dark you can’t see anything. I believe the IR Emitters aren’t working anymore. I sent a email to Wildgame today, hoping to get a response.