Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:45 AM
Ptah (27,000 posts)
Caught on camera: Game cam captures remarkable images in Sapphire Mountains
FLORENCE – A Bitterroot Valley bowhunter using a remote motion-detecting
camera inadvertently captured some astonishing images of wildlife in the
Sapphire Mountains in recent months.
Drew Shearer of Florence used his Stealth Cam (a type of camera often
called a “game cam” or “trail cam” by hunters) in the Eight Mile Creek
drainage east of town to scout for good places to hunt elk. The camera,
which Shearer often locks to a tree deep in the backcountry, is activated
by any significant movement and takes a rapid succession of pictures.
The images that popped up on the screen when Shearer loaded them on
his computer back home were incredible.
In one frame, recorded on Aug. 20 at 5:44 in the evening, a family of four
mountain lions can be seen lounging lazily by a creek. Three of the big predators
are drinking peacefully, and one is lying in a bed of wildflowers, blissfully
unaware of the camera recording its every move.
5 replies, 1760 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Caught on camera: Game cam captures remarkable images in Sapphire Mountains (Original post)
Response to Ptah (Original post)
Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:04 PM
petronius (24,239 posts)
2. Great pictures! Hope the guy doesn't get into trouble for using the camera
in season - and if this is an example of what he gets, I really hope he reevaluates his practice of just deleting everything without an elk in it...
Response to petronius (Reply #2)
Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:51 AM
ManiacJoe (7,891 posts)
4. In reference to this part...
(Shearer didn’t realize that since 2010, Montana law prohibits the use of game cams during any open hunting season, including archery season, and has since contacted a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden to apologize.)