Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Porcupine in the swamp

No elk I think because of the hot weather, but did get several photos of a porky eating grass and brush in the swamp. I had placed my cameras in poor locations for anything but bull elk and they were no where to be seen, so was lucky to get any pictures.

I really thought I would have some elk photos on one camera because while walking on the trail I never ran into any cobwebs, a sure sign that a larger animal had recently passed by heading toward the camera. The batteries were dead on the camera so will never know for sure.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cameras are back in the woods

The garden shed is almost finished, painted the windmill blades and re-raised the tower so it's working now, so I set 6 cameras out for elk. Hope to get some bull photos before they loose the velvet, didn't see any rubbed trees but lots of elk sign so it looks good.

Temp was in the 40's this morning which should help get the deer and elk moving, lower the temp of the river and with a little rain the salmon should start moving up the Toutle for some otter pictures. Also still have some time for Turkey Vultures before they migrate south.