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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:45 AM

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.


http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/caught-on-camera-game-cam-captures-remarkable-images-in-sapphire/article_a9ab529a-f6d5-5b31-9bf7-359bb649d4d9.html

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Ptah Oct 2012 OP
Scuba Oct 2012 #1
petronius Oct 2012 #2
ManiacJoe Oct 2012 #4
ileus Oct 2012 #3
AlecBGreen Dec 2012 #5

Response to Ptah (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:49 AM

1. Very cool, thanks for posting!

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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:04 PM

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...

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Response to petronius (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:51 AM

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.)

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:28 PM

3. I love the big cats....thanks for sharing.

I'd have to have second thoughts about bowhunting there.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:05 PM

5. wow, cool!

thanks for sharing!

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