Louisiana Sportsman
Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter Profile Photo
Deer Hunting in Morgan City in South Central Louisiana
Hog, bear, or ....?

Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter

Hog, bear, or ....?

Not sure what this is. Notice the camera angle has changed somewhat.

Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter

Not sure what this is. Notice the camera angle has changed somewhat.

Damaged game cam. Sensor is punctured.

Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter

Damaged game cam. Sensor is punctured.

What is it?

Hey guys, I checked my game camera this morning and this is what I found. I set it on 8/29/11 at 9:45. The first image occurred one hour and 11 minutes later. Whatever it was, then punctured the motion sensor and caused an overexposed picture in which you can see fur of some sort. Eight minutes later the camera took another similar picture and then the final photo that shows the dark shape. I have looked at the pics over and over and tried to bring out as much as I could on the over exposed shots, but to no avail. An odd thing to me, is that after the puncture, 2 shots occurred that were overexposed yet the very next picture came out very clear. How can that be? The camera was set four feet off the ground, strapped to a good sized tree at the Atchalafaya Delta WMA. At first I thought it was a big hog, but the ones I have taken at the Delta seem to have a much coarser type of fur. So that leads me to think it is a bear. Several years ago, a bear was sighted by multiple hunters on the Delta, but that was a very rare occurrence. So what do you guys think it is? Have you had a similar game cam experience? This is a first for me and I am very interested to hear your opinions. I will be going back with another camera to see if I can get a better photo.
September 12, 2011 at 6:44pm
23 Comments
BLKSHEEP Profile Photo
Posted September 12, 2011 at 6:52pm
Bear

Looks like a Bear to me

• View Reports by BLKSHEEP
Cajunsim Profile Photo
Posted September 12, 2011 at 6:52pm
muzzle

Almost looks like the muzzle ring of bear with ears back looking into cam in second photo and the looks of the fur my guess would lean toward bear. JMO

• View Reports by Cajunsim
Yama"hama" Profile Photo
Posted September 12, 2011 at 6:56pm
Bear

If it aint a bear Its a bigfoot lol

• View Reports by Yama"hama"
CGKimble Profile Photo
Posted September 12, 2011 at 8:32pm
Not Big Foot

If you blow the middle picture up 400% you can make out the muzzle of a bear. Nose is clear as day

• View Reports by CGKimble
Ray Profile Photo
Ray
Posted September 12, 2011 at 8:53pm
Black Bear

I agree, it's a black bear. We have caught a a pair a couple of times in the Park south of Abbeville.

• View Reports by Ray
Andy Crawford, Louisiana Sportsman Profile Photo
Posted September 12, 2011 at 9:39pm
Sasquatch

Come one, guys, a bear doesnt make a good story. Now, an official Bigfoot sighting ....

Good job, Ricky!

Huckleberry Profile Photo
Posted September 12, 2011 at 9:55pm
Uncle BooBoo

Guys, that's my Uncle BooBoo. He's a hairy son of a gun. Hates game cameras with a passion and roves the basin with an ice pick puncturing every one he finds.

• View Reports by Huckleberry
gunrunner Profile Photo
Posted September 13, 2011 at 6:53am
WHAT IT IS

DEFINITELY 'BIG FOOT'

• View Reports by gunrunner
Barnes_53 Profile Photo
Posted September 13, 2011 at 7:03am
Hmmm

Looks like the Honey Island Swamp Monster

• View Reports by Barnes_53
davidj Profile Photo
Posted September 13, 2011 at 8:25am
Camera Attack

Ricky, What model Tasco is that camera. I am looking at purchasing a couple and was looking for a little info. I was looking at model 119223c. If that is your model how are the pics befroe it got destroyed and what kind of battery life do you get?

Def. looks like a bear face in the second pic.

Thanks,

David J.

• View Reports by davidj
Andy Crawford, Louisiana Sportsman Profile Photo
Posted September 13, 2011 at 8:38am
lol

Huckleberry, you made me laugh! But, really, old Uncle BooBoo scares me!

plum_finesse Profile Photo
Posted September 13, 2011 at 1:12pm

current thread poster - Ricky

Bear pic

I over exposed the pic a little and it looks like a bear snout like noted above. Hope you don't mind me editing the pic, I can take down if need be.

• View Reports by plum_finesse
Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter Profile Photo
Posted September 13, 2011 at 5:59pm
You got it

Yeah Plum, that pic definitely shows a bear face looking down at the camera. My version was very dark and hard to tell quite what it was.

Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter Profile Photo
Posted September 14, 2011 at 8:04pm
Black bear as seen on DWF game cam at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA in June of this year.

Black bear as seen on DWF game cam at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA in June of this year.

Update

I have an update on this report. I sent the pictures to Cassidy Lajeaune who runs the Atchaflaya Delta WMA and he told me they know of at least 2 bears that have been spotted there. He sent me a picture of one of them taken with their game cam.

tuffhuntin Profile Photo
Posted September 15, 2011 at 10:40am
email

hey ricky i emailed you a week or two ago, looking for some advice did you get it

• View Reports by tuffhuntin
Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter Profile Photo
Posted September 15, 2011 at 1:24pm
Send me another email

No tuff, I did not get your email, please resend it to me.

tuffhuntin Profile Photo
Posted September 15, 2011 at 1:49pm
test

email sent

• View Reports by tuffhuntin
Fish On Line Profile Photo
Posted September 15, 2011 at 1:59pm
Bear

Looks like a black bear if I was to guess

• View Reports by Fish On Line
tuffhuntin Profile Photo
Posted September 15, 2011 at 3:22pm
aint

rick guess it ain't working or something, how bout you try emailing me

• View Reports by tuffhuntin
Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter Profile Photo
Posted September 15, 2011 at 5:17pm
Got your email

Tuff I got your email. I just got home from work and opened up the email. Feel free to shoot me any questions you have about the Delta.

bluecat Profile Photo
Posted September 19, 2011 at 6:40am
Bear

Last year I seen a big black bear when I pulled up at the culldesac to check in ....it was standing in the main road about 100yrds away......

• View Reports by bluecat
Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter Profile Photo
Posted September 19, 2011 at 12:41pm
News to me

Bluecat, I had not heard of a bear at the Delta in many years. Usually when someone sees something unusual down there--word gets around fast. I personally have never seen a bear in any woods. Maybe this season will be the first time...

bonitaboy Profile Photo
Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:27pm
bear

thats a bear! Almost just used the bathroom in the chair when I saw that pic!!!!!!!!!!!!

• View Reports by bonitaboy

Haven't registered with us yet? Register
Forgot your password? Recover Password