July 14, 2020

Montana Mulie

Hat tip to Rod Davis this morning for sending me this photo of Jim’s Montana Mule Deer. Even without a story, we all like to see the pictures.

Jim's mulie

Tom Remington

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Sharing A Few Photos From My Hunting Trip

During my hunting trip, I was able to take a few, well, actually quite a number of photographs of events during my trip. Here are a few I pulled from my camera today that I would like to share with you along with brief explanations of each.

Travis and Caiden
Travis spent the week at hunting camp. On Sunday, the day everyone arrived, Travis brought along his young son Caiden to begin a part of the Maine hunting tradition. In this photo, Travis and Caiden are getting prepared for a short ride in the “mule”. Needless to say, Caiden loves to go for rides.

Gary in Treestand
Gary Inman tests out Dennis’ new tree climber tree stand in the big white birch next to camp. They thought a practice run would be better than hoping for the best once into the woods. By the expression on Gary’s face, I think he liked it!

View From the Blind
One new addition to my bag of gadgets this year was a portable ground blind from Ameristep. It opens in a snap but getting it folded back up like it came out of the package is another issue. After setting it up, I decided a snapshot of what I was seeing from inside the blind was in order. Although I saw no deer from this blind, one of our hunting companions fired at and missed a large buck only a few yards from this stand.

Deer Rub
My 1 1/2 second opportunity at a trophy buck caught me off guard. Once the excitement was over, I returned to the scene of where it all started and within about 30 feet of where the monster was bedded down, I found this rubbing on the red pine sapling. Strangely, this sapling was the only evergreen tree I could see among what seemed an endless hillside of 1-3-inch beech whips. Nasty going, but it was on the sunny slope during a cool day and miserable hunting. Great hideout.

Big Deer Hoof Print
Having given up on the “big one that got away”, I headed down the mountainside toward camp. In the mud in front of me, I spotted this buck track. Impressed, I laid one of my .308 bullets down next to the track so viewers could see a big track. If you don’t think it is good sized, lay out your shell and make a comparison. I have seen them bigger but this one’s right up there.

Sunset
Without giving away my “secret” hunting spot, this was a view from the top of one of the mountains we hunted during the week. This is a sunset and to the west are the White Mountains and the Presidential Range. In the years I have been going to hunting camp (32), sometimes we hunt the mountaintops and sometimes the low swamps or both. This year the deer seemed quite plentiful whereever we could find beechnuts. This mountaintop had a few. Gary bagged a 190 pound, 9-pointer on top of this mountain. That story later.

Full Moon
It was only a day or two past full moon. The looks of this picture might suggest I was doing some night hunting but that is not the case. In actuality I had about 10-minutes of legal shooting time left when I took this photo.

Tom Remington

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The Call Goes Out

Once again I am sent photos from reader and friend Rod Davis in West Virginia. The email claims this to be a non-typical buck taken by an Amish man in Adams Country, Ohio with a crossbow. It is said to have scored green 295 inches. Fill in the gaps if you wish with whatever you might know.

Ohio non-typical buck

Ohio Non-Typical Buck

Ohio Non-Typical Buck

Tom Remington

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Does Anyone Know Where This Happened?

Blog reader Brian Wagner sent along these photos of a bear found in a den in a cornfield and wants to know if anyone knows where it took place. Being my schedule is such that I can’t take time to research, I thought I would leave it up to my readers. Leave your comments, please if you can assist. Thanks!

Bear in Cornfield

Bear in Cornfield

Bear in Cornfield

Tom Remington

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Tumor Infested Deer

Rod Davis, one of our contributing writers, forwarded me this photograph awhile ago. I misplaced it and just now found it again. This is something I have never seen before and found it a bit of a shock.
Tumor infested deer.

Tom Remington

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A Bear With A Deadly Appetite

Before I post some pictures I received in an email, I’d like to take just a moment and explain something about sending me hunting stuff via email. I certainly don’t want any of you to stop sending me stuff. Some of it I use and some of it I don’t but if you wouldn’t mind, there are some things that you can do before you send it on to me.

When I get stories, pictures and the like, before I can use it on our websites including our blogs, I have to verify the information. Usually, when I get pictures sent to me with no way of being able to verify their authenticity, I will look at them and discard them.

On occassion I might publish a story or a picture with a disclaimer saying I have no idea whether either is the truth or not.

In today’s world of photo technology, pictures can contain some pretty unbelievable content, sometimes photoshopped together. Often these fabricated photos will also contain a fabricated and far-fetched story. Publishing such information as fact would be irresponsible on my part.

So bear in mind when you send me something that if you think it is truthful information, give me as much of that information as you might know so that I can make an attempt to verify, even if it is only the person who sent it to you.

With that said, yesterday a got a series of photographs forwarded to me by one of our readers. The photos are supposedly of a brown bear somewhere near Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska that chewed into an electric cable carrying 2400 volts.

I have no other information nor any way to verify its authenticity. I decided to place one picture here for you to see which isn’t too gruesome and the rest I placed on a page at Maine Hunting Today for anyone who chooses to go view them. I have to warn you though that they are a bit disturbing.
Electrocuted Alaskan Brown Bear

Tom Remington

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Youth Takes Allagash Moose

Great story from the Allagash. Check out this moose taken by a boy from Bryant Pond, Maine…

Congratulations on a fine bull moose….

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It's That Time Of Year!

Chief photographer for U.S. Hunting Today, Milt Inman, is always out and about taking some of the most spectacular photographs. As we head into that time of year when photographers drool into their camera lenses, there is an endless supply of waiting snapshots.

Sometimes Milt has to travel far and wide to get some outstanding shots but this one is taken right from his home on Hicks Pond, in Greenwood City, Maine.
Canada Geese on Hicks Pond with turning fall foliage in Greenwood City, Maine

Tom Remington

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Bighorn Sheep Released Into California Wilderness

The Desert Sun out of Palm Springs, California today has a story and a photo essay depicting the release of two female bighorn sheep into the Tahquitz Canyon of California. Officials hope these two sheep will join up with a herd of nine sheep nearby, bringing to around 700 the number of bighorn sheep in an area between Interstate 10 and the Mexican boarder.
Bighorn sheep release into the California wilderness
Make sure you check out the Photo Gallery once you get to the website.

Tom Remington

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Bugling Elk in North Carolina

Moose captures the story in photos from his trip over the weekend to Cataloochee Valley to see the elk.

Tom Remington

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