Our Best Trail Camera Pictures of 2023

Our Best Trail Camera Pictures of 2023

From January to December 2023, we received some amazing photos captured by SPYPOINT cameras from across North America. These are the best of the best in chronological order, along with some interesting tidbits about each one provided by the camera owners. Enjoy, and here’s to another year of fantastic photos in 2024! 



1. Image credit: Lance LaRock 

Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan, U.S.A. 

“I've always seen eagles in this specific area and figured there was a nest around but never could find it. I ended up putting out 4 SPYPOINT cameras in this area, along with landing areas or perches and after about 7 months I finally got a few pictures of them." 



2. Image credit: Daniel Horth 

Location: Varennes, Quebec, Canada.



3. Image credit: Floor Terpsta




Location: British Columbia, Canada. 

“Last winter, I was out backcountry skiing in Northern BC, looking for Canada lynx tracks to follow. I came upon an area of meandering wetlands that were inhabited by a beaver. This large rodent had multiple holes in the frozen creek that he kept open for feeding purposes. I found a handful of lynx tracks investigating these openings, perhaps hoping for a meal. I setup a handful of SPYPOINT FORCE PRO trail cameras around these entrances hoping to capture some unique interactions. Over the course of the next 2 months, I captured plenty of lynx, as well as river otters, mink, moose, and coyotes. One morning in late March a very elusive animal showed up, a wolverine! The large mustelid ran by one of my cameras, just showing itself for a split second. They seem to always be on the move, and in quite a hurry. Luckily for me, this wolverine and one other individual became regulars, stopping by on a weekly basis until the creek thawed out in early May and no longer allowed wildlife to travel the frozen creek.” 



4. Image credit: Joe Harkner 

Location: Northern Wisconsin, U.S.A. 

“'C'mon kids, it’s this way... the beach is where I say it is!!!' lol! Rolling around in some sand. Doesn't look too sunny but they were enjoying themselves.  Saw them a few more times on various cameras but they have since disappeared and are hibernating someplace until this spring.”



5. Image credit: Steven Elliott 

Location: Northern Alberta, Canada. 

“Had my FLEX G-36 set up summer scouting a bedding area I have been hunting. This picture was taken as I was walking in to put a solar panel on the camera. The does must have heard me coming.” 



6. Image credit: Chris and Jess Therriault   

Location: Western Montana, U.S.A.  

“A cow moose forages on late summer greens in the mountains...” 



7. Image credit: Lacy Lagrange 

Location: Grant Parish, Louisiana, U.S.A. 

“Down in Louisiana, we have a huge problem with hogs destroying food plots and taking out feeders on our property. [Here,] they’re eating what’s left of a whole bag of rice brand I had put out just the day before this was taken. If you look in the far back, you can actually see my ladder stand.” 




8. Image credit: Dan Rensel


Location: Western Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 

“I am a big believer in mock scrapes and feel that when you install them early in the summer, it creates a type of pattern of movement that gets the deer on a travel route past your hunting stands. This mock scrape is just a simple grape vine hung with Paracord. Grape vines seem to really soak up scent which makes young deer like these in the picture go crazy. It seems like a sensory overload for the yearlings and fawns to where they want to get their scent on that vine in the worst way, which sometimes turns them into acrobats.” 



9. Image credit: Robin Parks 

Location: Southern Illinois, U.S.A. 

“This doe made sure we noticed the amazing sun rise sky over the foggy ravine behind her.” 



10. Image credit: Dustin Riggs 

Location: Central Indiana, U.S.A.  

“[This] pic is one of our old does, she has twins every year and is still around every night.” 



11. Image credit: Matt Gardner 

Location: Alberta, Canada. 

“This is near forestry on a ranch... The area has lots of trees with the Cambian layer of bark chewed on. Moose frequent this area as there’s a stream and bog below this hillside which makes it great bedding for them. After many years of trail camera pictures, having this beauty sit directly in front of my camera was awesome!” 



12. Image credit: Greg Prince 

Location: Illinois, U.S.A. 

“I live in Florida and have the majority of my cameras 750 miles away in Illinois. I have does and bucks coming through a lot, but this pic was taken at the absolute perfect time. Three does nose to nose at the very second the camera goes off, at 750 miles away, is priceless.” 



13. Image credit: Lance Larock 

Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan, U.S.A. 

“Me and a buddy were out looking for a new area to deer hunt and we came across this beaver pond. I figured I would hang my FORCE-PRO-S over the pond to see if I could get some ducks on camera. I was amazed when I opened up the SPYPOINT App the next morning and saw the young wolf strike a pose. FYI, no deer hunting took place in that area." 



14. Image credit: Lance Larock 

Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan, U.S.A. 

“I have seen many tracks in this little sandy area, from deer, badgers, turkeys, bear and coyotes. I figured I’d hang a FORCE-PRO over this area and after checking the card I was surprised to see 3 wolves digging around. This little sandy area turned out to be a hot spot for animals for some reason.” 



15. Image credit: J.T. Hansen 


Location: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. 



16. Image credit: Chris Mccallum 

Location: Eastern Washington, U.S.A. 

“Mule deer in some old burn country at the peak of a mountain side.” 



17. Image credit: Jason Anderson 

Location: Deervalley Homestead, Rural Ohio Valley, U.S.A. 

“This was our foodplot for deer planted in Soybeans, Sunflowers, standing corn, and everything in between. The perfect safe oasis for them.”




8. Image credit: Brian Kightlinger 

Location: Ohio, U.S.A. 

“I was amazed to see this picture of a red-tailed hawk catching a squirrel. The picture quality is amazing.” 



19. Image credit: Dustin Riggs 

Location: Central Indiana, U.S.A. 

“[This] is a buck we have always called Big 9. If I didn’t harvest the buck I got this year, I was possibly going to go after him. [We have] a lot of pics of him.” 



20. Image credit: Kevin Boyer 

Location: Marshall County, Indiana, U.S.A. 

“This buck was a regular on my SPYPOINT cameras in 2023. We named him Showtime. We had a couple encounters with him, but in the end, he was harvested by the neighbor. He was certainly one we won't soon forget.” 



21. Image credit: Roger Raglin



Location: Northern Missouri, U.S.A. 

“Northern Missouri buck, last day of rifle season.” 



22. Image credit: Derek Workman 

Location: Plymouth, Indiana, U.S.A. 

“Some late rutting action.” 



23. Image credit: Steven Elliott 

Location: Northern Alberta, Canada. 

“My FLEX-S is watching a known travel corridor for deer, moose, and wolves. Looking to see what is in the area, I set this camera up on the only tree with a good angle. This tree happened to have a bird’s nest in it which resulted in this cool landing picture.” 



24. Image credit: Chris Mccallum 

Location: Eastern Washington, U.S.A. 

“After glassing and chasing bucks for the last few years on this hillside through archery and rifle seasons, I couldn't resist hiking a camera up to the top. An hour and a half hike later I made it to the top and needless to say the results didn't disappoint!” 



25. Image credit: Derek Workman 

Location: Bremen, Indiana, U.S.A. 

“[This photo] shows a group of curious does coming to check where we had just removed a fallen tree.” 



26. Image credit: Dustin Riggs 

Location: Central Indiana, U.S.A. 

“[This] is one of our 2 year olds, we never did name him. Hoping he sticks around ‘til next year.” 

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