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Friday, December 14, 2018

Thank You To All That Attended

" Camera Trapping Massachusetts Bears "

What a nice turnout and many thanks !

Special thanks to my son Mike ( pictured) for sharing his bear knowledge.

A few weeks ago I had pulled in all my cameras to clean , change batteries to lithium and inventory all equipment. . I had a good year , only lost one small padlock.
Its time to make winter camera trap sets. I will setup a few cams in previous areas. I  currently have a new spot and will focus most of my efforts learning this area and see what nature has in store.

Jim

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Camera Trapping Massachusetts Bears

Hope to meet some of you Thursday evening !

A six mile hike this morning checking camera traps was full on anticipation hoping to catch glimpse of a bobcat. I did see two scat piles. Should only be a matter of time before my trail cameras start catching them.

Jim

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Save The Date

Its been a good year catching Massachusetts bears on trail cameras.Three of the bears standout.Come see why.
 Also, MassWildlife will share what happens when checking a winter den site.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Camera Trap Best Capture

The goal this year was to see if I could capture a bear crossing a beaver dam with a trail camera .Had a number of close opportunities but not what I was looking for. I was surprised to  catch the bear this week with heavy rain last week . Beaver dam water overflow was extremely high this weekend. See
Now for the next challenge. A bull moose !

Jim

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Its been a good year for bear sighting  in North Central MA., eight so far. Trail camera's have captured six and was able to click my shutter on two others. The bear in the cover page was massive. Its estimated weight is 350 lbs.
The bear above was caught on a trail camera a week after getting the boar on the cover page. My guess is this bear may have caught the scent of other bears  in the area. That's why it is standing

Jim

Monday, May 21, 2018

Did some hiking with SLR camera and checked out a number of camera traps this weekend.
No shortage of skeeters and black flies.....
Moose were on the move, seeing a young bull and a very large cow that looked like she was about to give birth.
Water is very high which really limits any shoreline hikes.
Received our night time access permits to fishing Quabbin designated gates. The night time nature sounds can be very enjoyable with hearing loons, barred owls and occasional whippoorwill.Oh yeah, we catch a fish once in a while and release it.

Jim

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Crazy Spring Weather !

The cold snowy wet weather kept the hiking to a minimum. Trail Cameras kept me busy. I felt very lucky finding a bear den. I really thought a coyote or fox family would use this ideal den site. Guess the bear wins by default. The trail camera recorded some incredible interaction between the sow and her cub. I will put something together and share in a future presentation.

Jim