Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Box Turtle and Squirrel

One of my favorite things about the trailcams is you never know what you're going to get. Below are pics of a Box Turtle triggering the camera and then 15 minutes later a Squirrel looking for acorns comes into view. The Turtle is right above the temperature readout. The Squirrel doesn't notice the Turtle until the second pic it's in. Then it gets curious as to what the Turtle is.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Big Coyote II

More pics of the coyote. He came by the camera at about the same time the very next morning. I’m assuming it a male anyway just going by the size. Got a rare three series set of him this time. I usually only get one pic of the coyotes. I believe this is the third time I’ve gotten pictures of him. The ones over the last two weeks at this set and once at another camera set last summer. Coyotes are very intelligent so maybe he’s concluded that the camera isn’t a threat.


Here's the link to the post of the morning before. Big Coyote

Here the pic of what I believe is the same coyote from last summer at another set.


After church and lunch I hustled out to check the cameras before something they’re calling rain is supposed to start this afternoon. Yes, I missed my Sunday afternoon nap:(. It was pleasantly cool at last in the mid 60‘s. The deer must have liked it too because I saw more today while walking than I have in the last month. They were moving everywhere. Got some ready good pics that I’ll post over this week…even got some pics of a box turtle. Below is some of one of the larger bucks. They’d disappeared for a couple of weeks from my cameras. My farmer buddy had been seeing a couple of them but they must have gotten camera shy. You can see the velvet coming off his antlers.


Thursday, September 23, 2010


I haven’t got many pics of nor seen many turkeys this year. Hope all of the snow and cold we had last winter hasn’t hurt the population too much. We had two big flocks of around 20 to 30 birds in each flock on the farm last fall. They should start to flock up again pretty soon and hopefully I’ll get some more pics like these from last fall.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Big Coyote

I thought I'd have either some bear or coyote pics today when I checked my camera and Dawson's nose went into overdrive around the area. Turned out to be a coyote and a big one. Only got one pic of him. I posted the coyote pic and a pic of Dawson in about the same location to compare size. Last time at the vet Dawson weighted 50lbs. This coyotes looks to be a little more stocky and about the same size as Dawson so I'm guessing it would weight between 55 to 60 lbs. That's a pretty big coyote for this area.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Raccoons vs Deer

With the start of football the last couple of weeks it reminded me of some pics I got last fall. Looked like to me that the raccoons and deer were lining up against each other for a game. Sorry, I don't have the final score.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Curious Doe

It has always fascinated me on how curious wildlife can be. I moved one of my cameras to a cornfield we had finished chopping. Below are the pics of a doe walking by the camera and then turning to and walking up to it after she had heard it take the first pic. She spent a good minute to minute and a half checking it out. These are the only pics I’m going to get out of the corn field set for now. My buddy started emptying his manure pit and spreading it on the fields. I thought it best I move my camera to a more friendly location. Maybe once the rye starts coming up I’ll more it back.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I’ve been seeing this doe and her three fawns in the hayfields this summer but didn’t get any pictures of them until last week. I think I read somewhere that only 10% of births are triplets and I think that estimate may be high for my area. It’s been several years since I’ve seen a doe with triplets.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Earning Our Keep

Thought I’d post some pics of the hunting crew helping to harvest the corn crop over Labor Day weekend on the farm we hunt on . I had to go back to work Tuesday to get some rest:). This farm is also where most of my trail cam pics come from. Most of us have been friends since high school and have been lucky that our buddy happens to own and operate a dairy farm in a great hunting area. We like to think we help earn our keep by helping out on the farm when we can. If you have a farmer that lets you hunt on their farm offer to help out occasionally. The farmer may not be comfortable enough to let you run their equipment but there are always plenty of other things to do. Most of our hunting crew has run farm equipment since we were teenagers but I don’t think our farmer buddy is still too sure about us sometimes…lol.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fawn Posing

I think this fawn likes posing for pictures. Note the temperature! It was sorching hot here last week.

Bear Strolling

Looks like he's out for a evening walk.