Category Archives: Trail Cam

Coyote on Trail Cam

The lack of any good bucks on the trail cam this year has been disappointing. Just one odd shaped fork horn is all I’ve seen. Checked the camera today and was pleased to see two sequences of a coyote. Looks like the same guy I caught previously

First Scouting Pics

It’s that time of year again, Dylan Carr from Diamond C Outfitters starts sending me the scouting pictures. I’m heading up to the ranch August 3rd looking for a big buck to take with my bow. These are representative of the quality of deer we’ll see. Hoping to get one of something extraordinary that we’ll focus on for the hunt.



I had seen the top buck last year and passed on him as his fronts were a little shallow. He’s a great buck though and might not hesitate to take him with my bow. Here is a picture of him last year from my November hunt.

New kids on the block

First bucks showing up on the trail cam for 2011 along with some new fawns. Lots of pics with a doe with a single fawn and this doe with two fawns.

And lots of video of this young buck sporting a single spike in velvet.

And our first full fledged buck of the year, this buck was barely a forky last year so we’ll see how he does by fall.

Mature Buck on the Trail Cam

Finally captured a mature blacktail buck on my Trail Cam. This 3×3 looks like he’s chasing the ladies. It’s definitely that time of year. Nice to finally see an older buck. You can see in his neck and body size compared to the young ones. Hope to see a really big one this season.

New Trail Camera

The undeveloped portion of our property is bounded by a creek and there is a deer trail that rises up from the creek near my house through some oak trees. I discovered the trail shortly after moving in. Kari and I were awakened one night by something banging against our fence. I went out to investigate and a nice buck was rubbing against a willow tree that was hitting the fence. Shortly after I put up a trail camera and captured the buck rubbing against the willow.

This original camera used film which was expensive and mostly just captured the usual does and fawns. Eventually they all went digital and at that point I starting having it operational much more often and captured many young bucks crossing the trail.

To date my best buck is this old 3×4 I caught just rising up from the creek trail.

My new camera is a Bushnell Trophy Cam ordered through

I set it on video and caught quite a few different critters walking through but no bucks sighted yet. Probably later in the year.