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    I have several small Camcorders and a couple of voice recorders.

    Smaller, more versatile mounting and ease of operation is always a good thing.

    I bought a Stealth Epic a couple of weeks ago, and love it. Considering Dan's problems and the fact that one OC'er was told to turn his camera off...and did, this might be something to consider.

    The picture quality certainly isn't on par with my Nikon, but ain't half bad. This is a bear that I was thinking about shooting Saturday and the camera was mounted on my bow.



    Two pushes of the buttons for stills and three for Video.

    Video is always better than audio alone.

    Here's some information on the camera:
    http://www.epicstealthcam.com/HTML/action_kit.html



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    Doug Huffman wrote: Does it have audio. I did not see it in the specs but I can't imagine it without it either.
    If so, it's a better deal than the Epic.

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    "Built-in microphone for continuous audio"

    The Oregon Scientific device is interesting except it's 8 oz vs. 2.5 oz for the EPIC.



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    useful_idiot wrote:
    "Built-in microphone for continuous audio"

    The Oregon Scientific device is interesting except it's 8 oz vs. 2.5 oz for the EPIC.

    Thanks for looking that up. I didn't look at the weight.

    The Epic is easy to mount/carry. I've clipped it on the bill of my hat, strapped it on my helmet, screwed it into a tree, mounted it on my bow, strapped it on my wrist, on and on.

    I wish I had had it when I was a Ski Instructor.....but 8mm film was considered high tech back then.

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    Also, the epic can use up to a 4gb sd card and the other maxs at 2gb.

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    peter nap wrote:
    The picture quality certainly isn't on par with my Nikon, but ain't half bad. This is a bear that I was thinking about shooting Saturday and the camera was mounted on my bow.


    Good grief, how close were you? Isn't that a "about to attack" pose the bear is in :^)? Head down, not looking directly at you but coming closer..... Looks like a beautiful coat he's got, he must use Pantene.

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    The picture quality certainly isn't on par with my Nikon, but ain't half bad. This is a bear that I was thinking about shooting Saturday and the camera was mounted on my bow.


    Good grief, how close were you? Isn't that a "about to attack" pose the bear is in :^)? Head down, not looking directly at you but coming closer..... Looks like a beautiful coat he's got, he must use Pantene.
    15 yards and he didn't know I was there yet. I had been dragging two rags around on a string. One with Vanilla extract and one with bacon grease. He was just following me.

    Too small...He's a yearling at about 175 pounds. He needs another couple years before he'll make a good rug.

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    Does the Epic record sound? I down loaded the manual and it did not show any sound recoring ability.
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    double tap.
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    peter nap wrote:
    Too small...He's a yearling at about 175 pounds. He needs another couple years before he'll make a good rug.
    The over sized ears are a dead give away that he is a youngster.

    There was a Black Bear sited in Haymarket less than 6 miles from my house on Oct 7, they estimated the height at 6ft.

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    Might do some hiking in/near Haymarket over the next few weeks.







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    mobeewan wrote:
    Does the Epic record sound? I down loaded the manual and it did not show any sound recoring ability.
    On the epic web site it showed video samples of a guy in a boat and on a bike, etc and they all had good sound
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    peter nap wrote:
    15 yards and he didn't know I was there yet. I had been dragging two rags around on a string. One with Vanilla extract and one with bacon grease. He was just following me.

    Too small...He's a yearling at about 175 pounds. He needs another couple years before he'll make a good rug.
    Ha! Looks like fun to me!

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    peter nap wrote:
    15 yards and he didn't know I was there yet. I had been dragging two rags around on a string. One with Vanilla extract and one with bacon grease. He was just following me.

    Too small...He's a yearling at about 175 pounds. He needs another couple years before he'll make a good rug.
    Ha! Looks like fun to me!
    This is the one I'm after Nep. He's been raiding my deer feeders all summer.
    http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=IM000002.flv

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    peter nap wrote:
    Neplusultra wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    15 yards and he didn't know I was there yet. I had been dragging two rags around on a string. One with Vanilla extract and one with bacon grease. He was just following me.

    Too small...He's a yearling at about 175 pounds. He needs another couple years before he'll make a good rug.
    Ha! Looks like fun to me!
    This is the one I'm after Nep. He's been raiding my deer feeders all summer.
    http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=IM000002.flv
    You know I've spent, at one time, a lot of time in the woods and *never* seen a bear. I did come across a paw print in a marshy area filled with head high brush once while in Grizzly territory. The smell of skunk was in the air and the paw print was filling with water. :what:

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    Sample Video I found on You Tube
    [flash=320,256]http://www.youtube.com/v/ZF6si-nZCrQ&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"[/flash]
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    Agent19 wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    Too small...He's a yearling at about 175 pounds. He needs another couple years before he'll make a good rug.
    The over sized ears are a dead give away that he is a youngster.

    There was a Black Bear sited in Haymarket less than 6 miles from my house on Oct 7, they estimated the height at 6ft.

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    Might do some hiking in/near Haymarket over the next few weeks.







    Just kidding.
    Yeah and probably less that 300 yards from my house.

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    Here's a black bear that was just off of route 15 between 29 and 55 outside of the town of Haymarket, in the development where my youngest daughter and family have their new home.

    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    Here's a black bear that was just off of route 15 between 29 and 55 outside of the town of Haymarket, in the development where my youngest daughter and family have their new home.
    You know whenever I see a deer foraging near the road I always drive right for the little bastard and honk my horn like crazy, just missing him, or rather where he was. I'm not cruel or anything, I just want to give them a good fear of man and especially cars. Plus, it's a lot of fun :^). I'm evil I tell you, EVIL. It may just save their life if they learn to stay away from roads and populated areas.

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    SouthernBoy wrote:
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    There was a Black Bear sited in Haymarket less than 6 miles from my house Yeah and probably less that 300 yards from my house.
    Yeah and probably less that 300 yards from my house.
    Are you camped out on your roof with a "06" hoping to get a new rug.
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    Agent19 wrote:
    SouthernBoy wrote:
    Agent19 wrote:
    There was a Black Bear sited in Haymarket less than 6 miles from my house Yeah and probably less that 300 yards from my house.
    Yeah and probably less that 300 yards from my house.
    Are you camped out on your roof with a "06" hoping to get a new rug.
    Nope. But a .30-06 with a good load should be able to do the trick for sure.

    The bear you spoke of in Haymarket I understand was on Fayette Street around the church.

    Don't currently have a serious hunting rifle. Just a Marlin lever action .44 Magnum (which should be Ok for black bear, but not from 300 yards), a Mini-30 (don't want to shoot a bear with this), and a few 12-gauge shotguns with 00 buck Federal police loads. A have a few other long guns but nothing for large game such as a bear.

    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

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    SouthernBoy wrote:

    Don't currently have a serious hunting rifle. Just a Marlin lever action .44 Magnum, a Mini-30, and a few 12-gauge shotguns with 00 buck Federal police loads. A have a few other long guns but nothing for large game such as a bear.
    Peter is going to take his with a BOW, if I remember correctly.

    Any of those would work, range would be the key and slugs instead of Buckshot preferably, IMHO.


    7.62 x39 wouldn't be my first choice but would work in pinch with the right ammo and the range is fairly close similar to what a shotgun loaded with slugs or a muzzle loader would require.
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    Agent19 wrote:
    SouthernBoy wrote:

    Don't currently have a serious hunting rifle. Just a Marlin lever action .44 Magnum, a Mini-30, and a few 12-gauge shotguns with 00 buck Federal police loads. A have a few other long guns but nothing for large game such as a bear.
    Peter is going to take his with a BOW, if I remember correctly.

    Any of those would work, range would be the key and slugs instead of Buckshot preferably, IMHO.


    7.62 x39 wouldn't be my first choice but would work in pinch with the right ammo and the range is fairly close similar to what a shotgun loaded with slugs or a muzzle loader would require.
    Yep, if I were of a mind to hunt bear with something from my collection, my first choice would be to carry my Ruger Redhawk 5 1/2" barrel as my primary arm, and my Marlin .44 as my backup. I used to hunt with handguns and prefer them at closer ranges. Of course, at the time I also loaded my own ammo for .357 and .44 Magnum to use for hunting. I installed the Ruger hunting sights on my Redhawk with Pachmayr grips along with Omark springs and it is sweet and very accurate.

    Otherwise, I would use my Winchester 1300 Defender with rifled slugs for bear.. not buckshot. A bear is a dangerous animal and you need to break them down quickly or risk an attack if your shot doesn't take out the shoulder or spine.

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    I don't see the dimensions of the camera. How big is it?

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    I don't see the dimensions of the camera. How big is it?
    Sorry Tomahawk. Is your question directed at me regarding the bear picture I posted?

    If so, I don't know how large the bear was. The picture was taken by a neighbor of my youngest daughter. The bear was close to the entrance of their development which is off of route 15 between 29 and 55, closer to 55. From the picture, I would say it goes maybe 250+ pounds.

    Yesterday morning, her husband saw two very large bucks in the same area.

    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

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