Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pregnant Doe and Velvet Antlers

Pretty slow week at the camera traps last week. I guess most of the momma critters are having or tending to little ones right now. I'd hoped to get a few fawn pictures last week but I got very few deer at all. Below are a few pics of a very pregnant doe. She looks like one of the older does and is probably carrying twins. Also got a couple of shots of a young buck just starting to grow new antlers.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Three Cubs

My mountain set is still producing great shots with a mommy and three small cubs passing through last week. Hopefully these four will hang around the farm all summer like the sow and twins did two summers ago. Those three showed up at about every camera trap I set that summer. I was beginning to get the feeling they were stalking me ;). The Does should be having fawns right now so hopefully we get some fawn pics the next couple of weeks also.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Some turkeys browsing through the mountain clearing. We've had a lot of rain here the last couple of weeks....over 5" just today. Hopefully we're going to get some warm dry weather the next couple of weeks while the turkey poults are hatching out. Cold, damp weather is very bad for the young turkeys. The poults can easily die from exposure and hypothermia in that type weather.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Opossoms and More

I got a bunch more bear pics last week but I thought you might be getting bear fatigue so I decided to post a few of the other critters that have shown up on the cameras lately. Got a couple of rare shots of an opossum on both of the mountain sets. Though the opossums are plentiful in my area they don't get on camera much. Also got a couple of Gray Foxes and the big raccoon. I'm probably going to relocate two of my cameras next week. I need to get one back out on the farm to see what's going on out there and the other one I'm going to have to think about. I'm leaving the Covert at the mountain hotspot. Just getting too many different animals and great shots there to move it.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Camera

As I mentioned in an earlier post I was in the market for a new camera since the flood killed my Moultrie. I'd done a lot of research and had pretty much settled on a Scoutguard. Ian over at The Wild Life asked if I'd looked at the Covert cameras. He said he had used and liked them. Somehow in all my research I'd completely miss the Covert brand. After checking them out and finding a great deal on one I went with the Covert Reveal. All I can said is that I'm pleased especially for a $120 trail camera. The Reveal has a fantastic flash and gets great color night pics. THANKS for the tip Ian.

Below is the first set off the camera. The spots in the first pics are where the bear just has to stick it's nose against the camera before the first pics were taken.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gone Fishin'

I've been off line since Thursday. So I've got a lot of bloggerland catching up to do:).
A couple of buddies and I went on a fishing trip up into Maryland on the Potomac River. Another buddy lives up there and has a boat he took us out in. We were fishing for Rockfish. We don't catch a lot of fish but the ones we did catch were big ones. I caught a 46", 45 lb fish. Definitely the biggest one I've ever caught. It was windy and the fish don't seem interested in biting much but we still had a great time. We got back and had a fish fry at the cabin Saturday evening, mostly so we could show off what great fisherman we are;). LOL! Below are a few pics of our trip.


Sunday, May 1, 2011


First I would like to say THANK YOU for everyone's kind words on the passing of Dawson. It's been a pretty strange and sad week around the house without him bee bopping around.

Got some daytime pics of a small bear at the mountain set this week. I'm sure the bears are looking far and wide for something to eat.