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Snow Peak WMA Remote Camera Pictures

August 19, 2013 - 5:01pm -- idfg-mlucid

The Snow Peak Wildlife Management Area is jointly managed by Idaho Fish and Game and the Panhandle National Forest.

In July 2013 I set up four remote camreas for a couple weeks hoping to get images of wolverine. While I wasn't able to get any pictures of this target SGCN study species, I did get some nice wildlife photos on three of the four cameras.

Camera One

The first image was of a mountain goat, a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Idaho.

Then another goat came into view! You can tell the closest goat is a male if you look between his legs.

This goat is in full summer pelage. It shed it's thick winter goat to beat the heat!

After the goats a bobcat came by.

And a few days later a wolf.

The grey wolf was joined shortly by a darker charcoal colored partner.

Camera 2

The first visitor to this camera was a nice 6x7 bull elk. Get ready for bow season!

He was followed by a snowshow hare.

A moose family came next. Look closely and you can see a second calf in the background.

One of those calves came to check out the camera.

When she turns around you can tell she's a female by the white patch on her butt (males don't have the white spot).

Then we had another wolf visitor. This charcoal wolf looks a lot like the one on camera one (located about 5 miles away).

Sure enough, there's a grey wolf coming down the trail next. Look's like it's probably the same pair.

The wolves were followed by a coyote. Can you tell the differences in the two species? The coyote is much smaller, has larger ears, and is more slender than the wolves.

Camera 3

The third camera picked up some nice black bear images.

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Moose cow and calf.

And a nice white-tail was the last image.

No wolverines this time but some great wildlife shots never-the-less.