You just never know what you will catch on your trail camera.

I have a little hobby that ties into to my hunting and that is using a variety of trail cameras all around my property in hopes of capturing a big buck. But, I get a lot of other animals along the way.

I get plenty of deer photos for sure, not to mention all the rabbits, squirrels, birds, racoons, possum, porcupines, coyotes, turkeys, once in a great while I will spot a mink, and I recently finally got a black bear on camera.

I live on a road that only has eight families spread out on it and the rest of the land is the Manistee National Forest so there is a lot of wildlife in the area.

Living in the country as I do, occasionally you see something that is a bit unusual. Like when I first moved into my house - I had only been there a week and I was sitting in the driveway one night after work in my car finishing up a phone call when six cows just come walking down the road. The cows turned out to be my neighbor's and I helped get them into my barn until the neighbor could get a trailer to come pick them up.

So that is country life in a nutshell, every now and then someone's livestock or dog gets loose. No big deal.

I was very surprised when I got the black bear on my trail camera but was even more surprised to get two cows on my trail cameras. I got one brown cow and one black and white one on two different cameras.

I asked my neighbor if any of his cows were missing and he said no. So not only do I have two different cows roaming around my land, but I have no idea whose they are.

So I'm not really sure what to do here other than laugh. I don't think it's legal to shoot them since they belong to someone else, but I also don't want a bunch of people running around on my land trying to wrangle a couple heifers when opening day of archery season is this Thursday.

I guess I will have to contact the DNR to get the proper answer, but in the meantime I will brush up on my "moo" call and look up how to properly butcher a cow incase the DNR gives me the green light. Lol.

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