Cedar Hollow

40 acres nestled in between hundreds of acres of paper company, state and county land.


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My 2010 Calendar

Posted by cedarhollow on September 15, 2009 at 5:04 PM Comments comments (0)

A flyer of thumbnails of the images used in my 2010 calendar.

Torn Ear Buck, Barred Owl, Sow & Cub, Pregnant Doe

Posted by cedarhollow on May 26, 2009 at 10:24 AM Comments comments (0)

This buck showed up on a new ridge set with an S600.  He looks like he'll be a nice one. 

This is also a relatively new set.  It's just before a swamp crossing to a large glacial ridge.  There are lots of wild rasberries in the area and therefore, there has been lots of bear sign over the years.  Since I hadn't got a bear on camera this year yet, figured I'd try to in this area.  The sow and cub visited my Stump Likker soaked log and so did an unexpected visitor, a Barred Owl. 

This very pregnant showed up at the stump.  It looks she was just about ready to drop.  I should capture some new fawns on camera shortly. 

Otter and a Timber Wolf!

Posted by cedarhollow on May 22, 2009 at 3:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Captured a daylight Timber Wolf at the stump.  He was enjoying the numerous scents it was emitting.  The Beaver Landing set has produced some fantastic images, and most recently I captured a whole family of otters.  I had seen them swimming in the pond on occasion, but have had no luck in getting a photo or two of them until now.  As you can see from the rest of the pictures, the Beaver was active along with some Canada Geese and even the little muskrat showed his face.  Lastly, the drumming logs continue to produce the males in their mating ritual.  I went high-angle on this particular image for a different perspective.  

Headless Bobcat, More Grouse and Beaver

Posted by cedarhollow on May 6, 2009 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Just missed the full shot of the Bobcat as he walked behind the stump.  This was only the second Bobcat picture I've ever gotten.  All three drumming logs produced some spectacular Ruffed Grouse pictures.  And the Beaver was.....well, BUSY!

The Grouse Drummeth & Beaver Worketh

Posted by cedarhollow on April 29, 2009 at 11:19 AM Comments comments (0)

Set up on 2 different drumming logs and just located a 3rd also.  I've been getting some spectacular drumming images.  The one in full fan with neck feathers "ruffed" up has been a long time coming.  I started setting up for grouse over 3 years ago and finally captured this shot. 

Set up on a Beaver pond also and did a little "rearranging" of his structure in order to capture images of the shy devil.  Not daylight, but I'm fairly pleased with the results. 

It's been a Looooong Winter

Posted by cedarhollow on April 2, 2009 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Haven't posted in a while.  The Winter has been long and harsh and it's not over yet.  Just 2 days ago, mother nature dealt us a blast of 6 inches of wet heavy snow, 45 mph winds and then freezing rain.  Never-the-less, my cams have been running steadily throughout the Winter months.  Here a couple of pictures captured last week to show that Spring is here, mother nature just likes to toy with us. 

Drumming Grouse:

Snowshoe Hare changing to Summer color:

Season Update

Posted by cedarhollow on November 20, 2008 at 11:57 AM Comments comments (0)
Hunted ferociously for bear, but luck was not on my side.  Switched to deer in October.  Cedar Hollow was infiltrated by Timber Wolves and the deer vacated the area for about 3 - 4 weeks.  As a result, I've been hunting a relative's land.  He has 160 acres and I'm the only hunter that has permission to hunt there.  I was fortunate to harvest a young doe on October 19th at around 5pm.  I also got a crack at a really nice 9 pointer, he broke off a G4 on his right main beam.  Unfortunately some time between when I shot my doe and when I climbed into my stand this night I bumped my sight off and it ended up being off to the left by 8 - 10 inches at 30 yards and I shot just in front of him.  He hasn't been back since.  I've got about a half dozen shooter bucks out here and will be continuing my bow hunting as time permits.  Here's some pictures.

My Doe Kill:

My Buck Miss:

Bear Hunting Has BeenTough This Year

Posted by cedarhollow on October 9, 2008 at 12:26 PM Comments comments (0)
I've been busy bear hunting.  Unfortunately, they have not been cooperating.  The season started off with 90 degree heat and 40 mph winds for 3 days straight.  Needless to say, they stopped hitting on opener for over a week.  There's been lots of nighttime pictures since, but only a few daytime pictures.  They've been hitting consistently, but recently skipped 3 days.  I've been baiting as often as my schedule allows.  Did a bacon burn last Friday without success.  There's only 3 days left of the season, so I plan to hunt the remaining 3 days.  Here's a pic of the bacon burn, my view from the stand, a recent hit and a little 6-pointer with dark antlers I caught on camera last week. 

A Hit!

Posted by cedarhollow on August 26, 2008 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (0)
It took 6 days, but they've finally located the bait station.  Now that they've found it, they should be returning frequently.  My camera was acting up, so I only got a few pictures.  Hoping they're hitting in daylight.  Got the 8 pointer on cam again and he's growing rapidly (see 8/4/08 blog post for progress.)

Lil Buck and Sow With Cubs

Posted by cedarhollow on August 19, 2008 at 12:17 PM Comments comments (0)
Started baiting for bear this past Friday.  There is now 15 gallons of bait in the hole and it hasn't been touched.  I believe there are too many ripe rasberries in the woods and the bear are gobbling them up to fill up their bellies.  I'll be baiting religiously every 2 days and will be hoping for the best.  Lots of pictures again this week, this little buck, a sow and cubs and many doe and fawn pictures.