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Wildlife Caught on Camera—Volume 10

The Boone and Crockett Club’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch (TRMR) is an outdoor classroom on an epic scale. From kid camps to Scout expeditions, the TRMR is a place to slow down and watch as nature goes about her business. And what better way to watch than with strategically placed trail cameras? 

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The ranch has nearly three dozen wildlife trail cameras set in key locations, and those cameras take thousands of shots every year. The job of sorting those photos falls to Chris Hansen, Boone and Crockett Fellow at the University of Montana. 

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1 of 10—Black bear  (Ursus americanus)

While the ranch has plenty of grizzlies, quite a few black bears make a living there, too. And apparently, they make a pretty good living based on the size of this guy. 


2 of 10—Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

This doe assumes her fawns will figure out a way to follow her to the other side of the fence. After a little hesitation, they do figure it out, albeit not quite as gracefully as mom. 

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3 of 10—Grizzly bear  (Ursus arctos horribilis)

This boar (male grizzly) likely emerged from hibernation in mid-March. Females with cubs usually don’t emerge until May. 

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4 of 10—Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

This buck is so rutted up that you can almost smell the photo. Resembling a stuffed sausage from his nose to his tail, this old buck is likely on the trail of a hot doe, which is why it is wandering around in the middle of the day. 


5 of 10—Grey wolf (Canis lupus) 

This female wolf cruises by with spring spoils. There was no sign of a litter of pups on camera, but that doesn’t mean she’s not taking this elk leg back to her den. 


6 of 10—Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

In the waning weeks of the rut, this buck is curious and a bit suspicious about the smells emanating from the trail camera.

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7 of 10—Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) 

If you ever wanted to be sniffed by a giant grizzly, here’s your chance. And bonus—you get to live to tell about it. 

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8 of 10—Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)

This is a very popular fence crossing for all ranch creatures, great and small. Sometimes they go under, through, or carefully ease over like this massive bruin who has obviously done this before. 


 9 of 10—Grey wolf (Canis lupus) 

Keep watching this video to see what happens to slow elk and/or winterkill. Wolves on the ranch don’t often go hungry.

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10 of 10—Sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis)

Sandhill cranes can fly up to 500 miles in one day, typically at an altitude of 6,500 feet. When migrating through the Rocky Mountains, they can fly as high as 13,000 feet. With such an ambitious travel schedule, cranes and other migratory birds use the ranch to refuel.  

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-Theodore Roosevelt