Call me Bushnell

Call me Bushnell

Back in the mists of time, the ancients would sometimes change their names following some momentous event – Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader, “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.”  In the bible, God would occasionally change a person’s name (and who’d argue) – Abram to Abraham, Jacob to Israel, Simon to Peter.  This custom continues in modern times.  For example, it is still customary for those elected to the Papacy to take a name, other than their birth name, to signify their reign as Supreme Pontiff.  Following receipt of a Bushnell® HD 8MP Trophy Cam from the Public Relations Manager at Bushnell, I briefly considered changing my name to Bushnell.  In the end, while receiving the trail camera was a momentous event, I thought changing my name would be confusing – to friends, to family, to me…to Cabela’s®.

One of the more enjoyable aspects of writing for the Mountain Gazette and my blog is that I occasionally am able to try products from various manufacturers.  This past week I received a new Bushnell®  HD 8MP Trophy Cam to run through its paces for 2013.  I’m looking forward to testing its features and being able to add many pictures I otherwise wouldn’t be able to capture to my blog.

The only downside I see is that the Bushnell®  HD Trail Cam may reveal that there really are a ton of big bucks all around me…under my nose!  I’m willing to take the chance.

rarely seen wife in kitchen

I hope to get the camera set up and mounted this weekend.  It would have come in handy when the girls were back in high school and my wife and I were out of town for the weekend.  I did once tell the girls that I had mounted several game cameras focused on the house right before Karen and I left for the weekend.  How do you spell PARANOID?  (It was not a real question, but if my mom uses “paranoid” in “Words with Friends” any time soon, I’ll suspect she read this post.)

As you can see from the picture, I’ve progressed to setting up the camera.  It has more features than I’d normally ever use.  However, in the interest of being a good reviewer, I’ll go through all the features in the upcoming months.  (I’m glad I have the Bushnell®  HD Trophy Cam for a year…it may take that long.)

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