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 Post subject: Pretty good haul
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:02 pm 
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It's been very busy around these parts with loads of activity. Deer, Elk, Cougar, Wolf and loads of Bear. Any pic I get of a Wolf is a treat but my fav is the Momma Bear with cub in morning light.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretty good haul
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:38 am 
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You're right, definitely tons of activity! I really liked the cougar pic.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:55 am 
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As usual you've gotten quite the mix of critters and have some very nice photos. That fallen log's quite an active spot as are many fallen logs, but the diameter of that stick makes it even more likely to be used.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:42 am 
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Great batch pictures as always, Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:30 am 
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Thank you,
A picture only tells of a moment in time. As we are all aware of, every picture has a story. Here is a bit more information about these pics that I have posted. Be sure to read the FILE COMMENTS on the upper left edge of each pic for a description.

The Deer and pair of Bears, the 1st. 2 pics. Were taken locally at a friends 140 acre farm. The Deer was just about to hop across the water in this pic. The pair of Bears were a sow and boar, the sow is the one pictured. These (2 attached pics) were of both the sow and boar with the boar being the larger one.

The Elk pic is in a location that sees lots of human traffic. This location is heavily used by the Elk as well as about a dozen human visitors every month. Bear, Deer, Wolf and reportedly Cougar are also seen here. As much as I would like to place multiple cams here, that'll never happen. I'm forced to use cams that are well camouflaged and with no flash.

The Cougar pic was taken in the rain forest very close to the hwy. It has been my most productive area for Cougar with pics every month or so. For the last 4 years I have been capturing images of Cougar, Bear, Elk, Deer, Wolf, Raccoon and Marten. Yesterday this fella shows up with two tracking dogs and naturally these dogs pass right by all of my cams. His reaction to my cams was to give me the middle finger. He also managed to find many of my other cams that I had nearby. Thankfully he didn't damage any of my cams but sadly, I had to remove them. 4 years not a sole and all of a sudden this ____ shows up.

The Bear on the river's edge is a location that I tracked a Wolf 2 weeks ago. In 6 days here, I got 2 seperate Bear activation's and visits by the Elk herds on 2 seperate occasions. This general area will be a productive location so I'll be keeping at least one cam here til Fall.

The Wolf pic is a story unto itself. It is on an Island in a large river and only excessable during low water levels. We explored this Island 2 weeks ago and it was some serious nasty bushwhacking let me tell you. We were confronted with a thick, dense undergrowth of Salmon berry, stinging nettle, Red Alder and Western Hemloc saplings growing in among towering Hemlocs and Alders. Fallen trees and driftwood littered the forest floor as well. We followed Elk trails when we could but most of them ended as quickly as they appeared. Bear scat was in abundance and being in this thick bush, we had to be on our toes. Here is 1 pile of Bear poop that I had to take a picture of (see pic). Seemingly in front of what could have very well been an old Bear den under a tree. We followed the sounds of the river and eventually came to the other side of the Island and onto a sand bar. There in the sand we found the tracks of Deer, Bear, Elk, Otter, Goose and Wolf. My dog's nose led me to some old Wolf scat, which then gave me an idea. I grabbed the scat and followed the Wolf tracks back up into the forest. We came to a rather open area of Alders next to the river that had more Elk and Wolf tracks. There was also an abundance of Elk rubbed trees throughout this small area too. I soon deducted which way the Wolf had come through and set up my S600. Then placed the Wolf scat down in hopes that a Wolf might happen by. You can see the scat in the picture in front and to the right of the Wolf's nose. Sure enough, 3 days later at 3:34 am. one lone Wolf came by from up river. The flash went off and so did he. Any pic of a Wolf and especially a close-up of one is a real treat in my books. I also got several pics of Bear on a few occasions over the course of the next 2 weeks. However, given the location and the difficulty in getting to it. I decided to remove the cam for good. Another suitable location minus the bushwhacking. Was found on the other side of the Island. There I found Cougar tracks in the same area where I found Wolf tracks from our previous trip here. Elk, Deer, Bear and Otter tracks were also present. I set up the S600 on a log jam and aimed it towards the path of the Cougar tracks. I think that this set will be productive as well, only time will tell.

The sow and cub on tree is a safe and very active set. This is the same location I was at last year but the cam is placed 90 degrees and opposite of last years cam (see pics from last years set). This years location takes in the large fallen tree (see pic of my dog). So far this year I have pics of Deer, Elk and now Bear crossing here. I'm now hoping for Otter on the fallen tree as well as Cougar to pass through. This set is one of those sets that I feel very secure about in terms of production and security.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:52 pm 
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Great lot of pictures and I enjoyed the explanation.


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Thanks for sharing those great pics and info!!


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:17 am 
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Yes, thanks. This is a great post.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:04 am 
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Love the pictures and love the setting (I think I've said that before). Good Lord, that bear pile has to be record! Why can;t a friendly hiker just wave at the cameras? Or give a thumbs up? I guess they think it's a violation of their privacy. Anyway, you did the right thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretty good haul
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:05 pm 
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Lol.. pretty good haul alright. Wow... many different animals, great color, spectacular scenery. I knew you would be getting some great portraits. The time has arrived ..


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