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Game Camera Success!


My family bought property outside of town a couple years ago and built a cabin last summer. After seeing some deer, coyotes, and even a mountain lion, we thought it would be cool to get a game camera and see if we could get some shots of the wild life on our place. We set it up in a spot where we’d seen mountain lion tracks but never saw anything in the pictures on the SD card (I’m assuming a flying bird or moving branch set off the camera). I moved it several times and the only picture I got was this:

Photos By Trail Camera

This would be my dad…

I knew there had to be other wild life I could get pictures of  😉

Just off the road leading down to the cabin is a nice little game trail that looks like it gets used quite a bit. It leads down to a wash (where my dad is walking) where there are little pools of water after it rains. I set up the camera just before the start of the Memorial Day holiday and left it up until this morning. When we had extra food or bones, I scattered them on the trail, hoping to lure a predator in. But there was corn cobs and watermelon rinds and other stuff that would appeal to the herbivores running around.

After returning from the cabin this morning, I opened the files on the SD card, crossing my fingers we had something on it…

The first set of pictures was all of our vehicles as we drove down the road (obviously I need to move it and have it pointing the other way up the game trail). But as I scrolled down, I noticed some that had large crows in several shots. I kept scrolling and low and behold…WILD LIFE!

Photos By Trail Camera

Cow elk

Photos By Trail Camera

Photos By Trail Camera

The above shots really got me excited because this is the first time the camera has ever picked up anything at  night. I was concerned I had missed some setting ont he camera for night photos but obviously everything is five-by-five!

Scroll through more pictures of vehicles and crows, and I see this:

Photos By Trail Camera

Look to the far left and see what’s coming into view behind the cow…

Photos By Trail Camera

Awww, he’s so wee!!!!!!

Hopefully the next set of pictures I share will be of some awesome predators!

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3 Comments on “Game Camera Success!”

  1. Carroll Bennett June 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    Hope you get a mountain lion in the future.

  2. Kenneth Ashworth September 7, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    Nice photos, I’m waiting Lion pictures with your game camera

    • drshaywest September 9, 2016 at 9:03 am #

      I’m heading up to the cabin tomorrow and will get the SD card (it’s been up there for almost 3 weeks) 😀 Wish me luck!!

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