Game Camera Archive

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    Barn Cats

    by Dave Mance III |
    Like a lot of rural kids, my introduction to furbearing animals came through trapping. It’s not an easy endeavor ever – especially when you’re 12…

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    A Bird in Hand

    by Northern Woodlands |
    In the winter issue (arriving in mailboxes any day now), there’s a supernatural tale about a fateful encounter between a logging camp villain and a…

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    Just a Downed Tree

    by Dave Mance III |
    Many of our setups in this Game Cam Blog series have involved edge habitat – that is, the edge of field and forest, or land…

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    Nighthawks on the Move

    by Northern Woodlands |
    Recently, common nighthawks have been passing through the Connecticut River Valley. These early migrators are, unfortunately, endangered across much of our region, and now is…

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    Story of the Shot

    by Northern Woodlands |
    Editor’s Note: Our game cams went cold this month, so we solicited content from an honest-to-God photographer. One of the challenges of wildlife photography is…

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    by Declan McCabe |
    Jade Jarvis and Alyssa Valentyn were maintaining their research trail cameras at Saint Michael’s College when they noticed a brown smudge obscuring the lens of…

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    He’s Even Been in the Onion Patch

    by Dave Mance III |
    At this organization we will not tolerate a bad word said about the legendary flatpicker Doc Watson. The man was an icon. And yet it…

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    Fox News

    by Northern Woodlands |
    Brick Moltz, the education director at The Fells Historic Estate on Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire, shared this wonderful series of images of a fox…

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    Late Summer in Mid-March

    by Dave Mance III |
    We’ve been running this game camera feature on our website since 2015, so as you can imagine we’ve collected thousands of pictures. The catch is…

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    Tale of the Midnight Bunny

    by Declan McCabe |
    Eastern cottontail rabbits are frequently described as crepuscular, meaning active at dawn and dusk. The Virtual Nature Trail at Penn State New Kensington, an online…

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    Living on the Edge

    by Dave Mance III |
    Many wild animals have a fondness for edge habitat, but foxes especially so. It could be the edge of a meadow, or a lake, or…

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    Playing Possum

    by Declan McCabe |
    When I was about age 10, Mrs. Garvey assigned an essay to read on opossums. Never mind that we lived 3,000 miles from the nearest…

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    Perhaps the Best Game Camera Shot Ever Taken

    by Dave Mance III |
    This picture of an amazingly ambitious golden eagle was taken in West Virginia and submitted by Brian Kain to biologist Kevin Oxenrider, who then submitted…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…