1 | Just Pee on It
According to this coyote, scrapes aren’t just for whitetails. This dog likes freshening up my mocks, too.
2 | Just Poop on It
Mineral licks are for maximizing health and genetic potential. And I guess Wily here thought he should add his own to the mix. All while giving the camera a sassy look.
3 | Jet-Black Coyote
I’d never seen a completely black coyote until I came across this photo. I’m not much of a predator hunter, but this photo makes me want to be.
4 | Drumsticks for Dinner
Coyotes don’t kill adult turkeys, you say? Look closer. There’s a turkey leg in that fella’s mouth.
5 | Too Close for Comfort
I have a lot of photos of turkeys and coyotes, but not turkeys and coyotes together. Check out this brave (or dumb) longbeard as he stares down two coyotes.
6 | Two Cats and a Pond
Bobcats used to be an anomaly around these parts. Now, they’re everywhere. That said, it’s still pretty rare to see two in one shot.
7 | Ring the Dinner Bell
Bobcats are efficient hunters. I had this camera posted for six months. This same bobcat walked by it with a squirrel in its mouth at least 10 times.
8 | Baby Bobcats
We see a lot of bobcats now. But this is the first trail camera photo I’ve ever seen of a baby bobcat. Looks like mother and daughter are headed out to hunt.
9 | See Ya Later
Perfectly framed, this juvenile turkey has had enough of the juvenile deer. He gone.
10 | Barroom Brawl
There’s a lot going on here. Two feeding hens. One whimsical crow. The mad vulture. A sneaky squirrel. And a brave mother hen. That’s one complicated, barroom-style waterhole brawl.
11 | Big Bird
I’m not a bird biologist. But that’s one big bird captured in flight. Check out the wingspan on that joker. Drop comments below if you know what species this is.
12 | Great Horned Owl
Owls are some of the most inquisitive birds of prey. Here, this bright-eyed boy has a stare down with my Moultrie trail camera.
13 | Bird Poop for All
I was in a treestand in South Dakota the last time I saw something this horrific. This very scene unfolded above my head and I took several hits as a result.
14 | Coming in Hot
This trail camera photo was taken directly after I filmed my uncle arrow his buck last fall. It's one of my favorites of all time.
15 | One Horn Hung Low
This buck sported an interesting right-side antler last summer. I believe this was a result of an antler, body or pedicle injury.
16 | Bedded in the Scrape
I have many trail camera photos of bedded deer, but never in an active scrape. Until this buck. He did it on a regular basis throughout the season. Pretty good place to pick up the ladies, I reckon.
17 | Leg Injury
Injured deer on camera aren’t uncommon. But a growth of this size is. Someone get a walking cane for that buck.
18 | Bowed Up
Two yearling bucks. One, a wimp. The other, a bully. The fight didn’t last long.
19 | Band-Aid Anyone?
My initial thought is that a predator unzipped that hind quarter with a razor-sharp claw. It’s possible a vehicle could have done the damage, too.
20 | Is This a Dwarf Deer?
The photo quality isn’t good. But I’m convinced this isn’t a fawn. If it is, it was born very early or very late. The reason I think it’s a dwarf deer (buck)? It has antler growth protruding from the pedicle.
21 | Smell Ya Later
Deer get close to cameras a lot. I guess this deer was curious enough to sniff the lense.
22 | Sheep!
Random animals appear on trail cameras each year. But sheep aren’t that common. At least not around here.
23 | Mystery Mammal
I’m not quite sure what this animal is. Despite no known sightings in the area, I’m leaning toward a hog. Or maybe a gremlin. What do you think it is? Let us know in the thread below.
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