Category Archives: Trail Cam

Lions, Lions, Lions

Pulled the trail cam chip today and have Mountain Lion pics on three separate days. The two first days look bigger to me like a male. The last sequence on the day before Christmas is a great sequence of a female. The camera captures her marking the trail.

Mountain Lion on the trail next to my house in La Honda, CA.

August Trail Cam Pics

Pulled my trail cam card after a long interval and was pleased to see many great pics! Captured a Bobcat which I have not seen in a long time. Also a fox, a great 3×4 buck in velvet and later hard horned, doe nursing fawns, and a great shot of a doe in the air cresting the top of the trail from the creek.

Bobcat at the top of the trail

3×4 Blacktail Buck
Gray fox
Doe nursing two fawns
Airborne doe stotting up from the creek

He’s baaaack…

Pulled the Trail cam card in hope of some velvet bucks. Going through lots of does, fawns, and turkeys but caught this cat again. Looks like the same one from January. This time coming up the deer trail from the creek on the 15th and then heading back down a couple of days later.

Mountain Lion coming up from the creek on the deer trail.
Mountain Lion headed towards the creek

Mountain Lion in La Honda

I decided to check my trail cam after a couple months. Dreading going through the expected 500 pictures of squirrels and antler less blacktail deer. I get to a pic that looks like a bobcat, eyes glowing behind the brush. Just about died when a big mountain lion steps out. I captured three nice pictures of the cat approaching my trail cam.

The trail cam is at a natural blacktail deer sanctuary spot on my home property in La Honda, CA. There is a deer trail leading up from the creek to a little landing where many does and fawns bed and bucks rub their horns on a nice low willow branch. I captured a picture of a mountain lion two years ago but his head was outside of the picture.

First Mountain Lion picture from 2016

Clearly this was a lion but was so disappointing to have his face off camera. Now two years later here is the sequence from January 2019. Was a little concerning to see since he’s headed right up to where my wife Kari has the suburban and she often takes the cover off late at night before trailering her horse the next day.


July bucks on Trailcam

Finally have a few bucks on the trailcam. The first is the same wide buck from May who now is starting to look like an 8-Point Whitetail deer. I’m calling him ‘Whitey’

Whitey -wide 3×3 looking like an 8 point Whitetail

This asymmetrical 3×3 I have nicknamed ‘Goofy’


Nice tall fork horn. Seen him before. He is ‘Twin Peaks’ Love the tongue out in this one.

Looks like a Scrub Jay captured in flight.


New Trail Cam

My old Trailcam finally gave up the ghost so have a new one and my first few pics for 2017 are coming in. Usual does and fawns but one nice buck starting to grow and the same old coyote.


Wide buck starting to grow on the trail by my house

Coyote on the prowl.

3 bucks in the grass across from my front door.

September Blacktails on the Trail Cam

Captured some of the regulars my own trailcam. My property has a great little deer sanctuary on an undeveloped half acre. A deer trail rises from the creek to a little flat clearing with a nice willow tree with a great horizontal branch for rubs or does to bed under.

This month I captured a big non typical that has a nice tall 3 on his right and an abnormal mass for a left along with great eye guards. A crab front 3×2 with super tall G2 on his left and a nice 3×2 that likes to rub the willow branch. Also a nice stare down between a doe and coyote.

Here is the big non-typical back in July still in velvet and now in end of September.

Big non-typical in velvet (July)

Big non-typical in velvet (July)

Big non-typical blacktail buck

Big non-typical blacktail buck


3x2 Blacktail Buck

3×2 Blacktail Buck



3x2 blacktail

3×2 blacktail



Doe & Coyote stare down

Doe & Coyote stare down