They may be little now…

Posted by on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 7:05 am

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These “little” guys are growing several pounds per day.  By fall they will larger than a large whitetail deer.  Not bad considering they are on mother’s milk for a few months yet.   In a few years they may well be supporting a rack that spans up to 5 or 6 feet across.

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Metionga Caribou

Posted by on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 8:20 am

Metionga Lake has caribou too.  Bob Donnelly took this picture last week on Metionga of a bull caribou leaving the water after swimming across from an island. 

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Their antlers grow quickly considering this growth has happened this summer only.  Like moose caribou drop their antlers each year.  Unlike other ungulates, the cow caribou also grow antlers.

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Velvet

Posted by on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 7:38 am

Moose drop their antlers (they don’t have horns) each year and grow new ones.  While the new antlers are growing they are covered with a velvet like skin and can bleed if damaged.  Once they are fully grown, the velvet is scraped off and the antlers are the consistency of bone.

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Painted Turtle

Posted by on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 7:35 am

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There are so many different varieties of wildlife waiting to be photographed at our outposts. Be sure to bring your camera and don’t hesitate to capture some wildlife other than your cabin buddies in various states of undress.

Fish pictures are great too, but don’t limit your observations or creativity.

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Caribou

Posted by on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 7:26 am

The woodland caribou is a majestic animal whose southern most range includes Seseganaga Lake. Many of our guests enjoy seeing these rare animals. Sometimes they will stick around for a photo op.

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My dad took this picture of a young bull caribou in the yard of our Seseganaga West Bay cabin last week.

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All in a week

Posted by on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 7:32 am

Don from Iowa was at Seseganaga lake last week with a few buddies. 

Fishing of course is a main event at an outpost camp, but a sampling of Don’s photos from the week show many reasons to make an Ignace Outpost vacation.

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Turkey Vultures

Posted by on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 7:12 am

Wildlife viewing is one of those added features of an Ignace Outpost vacation.  Our guests regularly see moose, bear, eagles, otters, beaver (not the airplanes), deer, caribou, loons… the list goes on.

If there is decaying animal matter around, turkey vultures are often seen.  Last week on the river south of Irene Lake our guests found a moose carcass, ...read more.

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Large moose

Posted by on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 10:36 am

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A moose hunter guest in Thunder Bay sent me this photo.  It was  taken along the CP rail line in the area last fall.  The rails are 56 1/2 inches apart so this moose has a rack that would make any hunter proud. 

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