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Wildlife Caught on Camera - Volume 1



Three-million photos. Thirty-six trail cameras. Fifteen amazing shots. Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front is one of the wildest places in the Lower 48 and the Boone and Crockett Club takes you there with the never before seen images of wildlife on the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. As the snow melts, the hillsides come alive with predators and prey.

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All images and associated video © 2021 The University of Montana



This is a map of the trail cameras placed on B&C’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial (TRM) Ranch as of May 2021. Working in partnership with the Boone and Crockett Club, Christopher Hansen is a Ph.D. candidate and Boone and Crockett Fellow at the University of Montana. His research explores the conservation benefits of sustainable land use on mammal communities, specifically focusing on rangelands and
Urbanization. The TRM Ranch makes the perfect petri dish for his research.  



1 OF 15 – GRIZZLY BEAR (Ursos arctos horribilis)

At -11 degrees, this grizzly eats everything it can find before hibernating for the winter. Just look at those claws. 

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2 OF 15 - MULE DEER (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus)

Check out this trophy mule deer buck as it cruises through the snow during Montana’s rifle season.

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3 OF 15 - AMERICAN ELK (Cervus Canadensis)

A pair of bull elk volley for a shot of their good side in early April. By the end of the month, their headgear will have fallen off, and they will begin to grow a new, typically larger, set of antlers.

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4 OF 15 - GRIZZLY BEAR (Ursos arctos horribilis)

Wait up. A grizzly bear cub trails behind mom in mid-May.




5 of 15 - RED-TAILED HAWK (Buteo jamaicensis)

A red-tailed hawk decides at the last minute not to eat the trail camera. 

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6 OF 15 - MOUNTAIN LION (Puma concolor)

Hello kitty. A plump mountain lion takes a mid-January stroll. 

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7 OF 15 - MULE DEER (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus)

A pair of mule deer size each other up with Montana’s version of the Roman Colosseum as a backdrop.

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8 OF 15 - BLACK BEAR (Ursus americanus americanus)

Look closely in the background, and you’ll see why the young black bear in the foreground didn’t stick around very long.

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9 OF 15 - AMERICAN ELK (Cervus Canadensis)

This is the stuff nightmares (or dreams) are made of. A herd of elk is on the move in the beginning of December.

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10 OF 15 - MULE DEER (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus)

That’s gonna leave a mark. A young mule deer still needs to figure out how to jump the fence. 



11 OF 15 - MOUNTAIN LION (Puma concolor)

When it’s -12 in mid-December, there is only one reason this lion is out and about: food. 

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12 OF 15 - GRAY WOLF (Canis Lupus)

Something tells us that this wolf knows exactly where the trail camera is. 

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13 OF 15 - AMERICAN ELK (Cervus Canadensis)

Like a schoolyard smack down, these bulls are cheered on by a crowd of boisterous bystanders.  

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14 OF 15 - COLUMBIAN GROUND SQUIRREL (Urocitellus columbianus)

This Columbian ground squirrel is trolling for hawks as it bounds across the snow in mid-May. 


15 OF 15 - GRIZZLY BEAR (Ursos arctos horribilis)

You’ve reached the bitter end. Until next time…. Oh, and that’s a fat grizzly butt if you didn’t already know. 

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