Game Camera

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    Whitetail Behavior and Physiology

    by Dave Mance III |
    Like a lot of hunters, I keep tabs on the deer around our camp with trail cameras that are left up year-round. This particular four-day… Read More »

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    Camera-Strap-Wrestling Coyotes

    by Declan McCabe |
    For years, as a committed insect ecologist, I resisted student requests to work on mammals. My objections included bite risk, rabies shots, Institutional Animal Care… Read More »

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    A Summer’s Worth of Shots

    by Sonia DeYoung |
    The fisher darted through the trees from one overgrown field to another. The narrowest sliver of moon had set: a perfect night for hunting. Three… Read More »

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    Welcome to Phoebeville

    by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul |
    This is more of an iPhone camera tale. I do have a game camera – a Moultrie M-550 – and I use it in somewhat… Read More »

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    Not Guilty

    by Elise Tillinghast |
    We have a patch of about 100 pink moccasin lady’s slippers in our woods, and every year, some of the blossoms get munched. We assumed… Read More »

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    Best Laid Plans…

    by Dave Mance III |
    We ended our last game camera entry this way: For our next installment, we’ll set a camera up in some edge habitat on the top… Read More »

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    Sawdust Social

    by Dave Mance III |
    We’ve been landing a bunch of pine logs within 100 feet or so of Route 7A – a major rural route in Vermont. Our sugarbush… Read More »

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    Lessons From Professor Bobcat

    by Eric Aldrich |
    Editor’s Note: This blog is by our friend Eric Aldrich. You can see more of his images on the Hancock Wildlife Cam on Facebook. For… Read More »

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    A Community of Camera Trappers

    by Northern Woodlands |
    In their early days, game cameras were marketed mostly to hunters looking to get a leg up in understanding the population of specific game species… Read More »

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    Last Cow In The Woods

    by Elise Tillinghast |
    An old wagon road begins in our apple orchard, drops down into the woods, and parallels our field. Like many old roads, it’s bordered by… Read More »

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    OBSESSION for Squirrels

    by Dave Mance III |
    So a few years back there was a story making the rounds about some scientists who were using Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men cologne to… Read More »

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    Marking Behavior

    by Janet Pesaturo |
    Janet Pesaturo is a writer, educator, and CyberTracker certified wildlife tracker. Check out her winter tracking programs and camera trapping blog here. Some of the… Read More »

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    The Whitetail Rut

    by Northern Woodlands |
    The most prominent event in the November woods is the whitetail rut, and in the spirit of the season, we’re thrilled to be able to… Read More »

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    Whose Hole Could That Be?

    by Emily Rowe |
    I love gnarly trees, and one of the gnarliest I’ve seen is located on the back corner of my central Vermont property. It’s a monstrous… Read More »

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    Green Day

    by Dave Mance III |
    In a world where the natural environment is usually categorized as land or water, a swamp manages to be both. Deer and ducks, mink and… Read More »

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    Sick As a Fox

    by Dave Mance III |
    Transition zones are attractive to many mammals, so we set this camera trap up on an edge where a stand of spruce met a stand… Read More »

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    Dinner Time

    by Dave Mance III |
    Human life can, at times, seem chaffingly structured. We rise at the same time every day and make little daily migrations to the same building;… Read More »

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    Strut On Lonely Dancer

    by Dave Mance III |
    May is turkey season in the Northeast, a time when the sight and sound of a strutting tom is sure to stir a bird hunter’s… Read More »

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    Olfactory Enthrallment

    by Dave Mance III |
    One of the first steps to understanding animal behavior is to recognize that many species interact with the world through their noses. Beavers are a… Read More »

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    A Muybridgian Sequence

    by Dave Mance III |
    In winter, camera trapping gets both harder and easier. The challenges include short days that limit the opportunity for color daytime photos, cold temperatures that… Read More »