On the trail of Bobcats...Part 1
Last Sunday (Jan. 11) I started a project I've been planning for a while now. For the past couple of years I've wanted to photograph bobcats. I first got the idea about 6 or 7 years ago. Growing up hunting & fishing, there wasn't a day I wasn't walking in the woods playing or in search of animals. So one of the goals I have for 2015, is to finally set out and photograph bobcats. Also, I'm going to let you tag along on the journey in photographing them.
I will show you every step I am going to take in "attempting" to photograph bobcats. One thing you have to understand about wildlife photography, nothing is guaranteed. I do have high hopes but it could take 1 month or even a year or more.
So rewinding a bit, last Sunday I finally set out looked for sign of bobcats. I decided to go to an area I had found cat tracks before. I was looking in an area near a stream, lots of thick & wooded areas. It is home to small game, birds & water. With this in mind, I kept looking. It took a little time but I finally found a track.
After finding two sets of tracks I picked an area in between and set up a trail camera. When I find an area where the cats frequent I plan on setting up a infrared camera system with my DSLR.
The camera has been setup now for a week and I checked it this morning. Keep checking back, I will be posting the results from the camera very soon. Also I will keep you updated on the infrared camera system.