Trail cameras bring early season excitement

I leave my trail cameras out all year long.  Photos of coyotes, deer, porcupines and racoons show up on my phone. But in the spring, those first trail camera photos of babies, cast off yearlings and bucks bring early season excitement to all of us.  There is a fun uncertainty of what animals will show up in the photos.  You don’t have to be a hunter to enjoy getting a sneak peak into the woods around us. I think we can all enjoy the start of new life and new adventures.

First photos of 2024 antler growth

First fawn on the trail camera in 2024. We will watch for more photos and hope that the doe can keep it safe from predators.

The fawn is just a few days old – at most!



A yearling, cast off by its mother, cruises past the camera


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Erin Merrill, author of And a Strong Cup of Coffee, is president of Women of the Maine Outdoors, a senior writer for Drury Outdoors, a contributor to the Northwoods Sporting Journal and passionate all things Maine, Hunting, and the Outdoors.