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I haven't been getting out into the woods as much as I'd like to. It used to be that almost every weekend I'd spend one day wandering around looking at things. Last Sunday I had the opportunity and ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 05:21 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
The National Park Service acknowledged that 250+ Tule Elk, native to California, died over the last two years. A likely culprit is the ongoing Californian drought. However, it is not ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 09:49 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
by OceanDiver
Comment Count 103 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 07:00 AM PST with 41 Recommends
I took these photos last weekend. Some are fairly close up but I'm a voyeur. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder they say, we are interested in, and take photos of, that which interests us. I ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 100 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 04:45 AM PST with 154 Recommends
Hunters have a self depreciating term for an unsuccessful hunt, they call it "hiking with a gun". It helps to have a sense of humor if you're going to take so much time sleeping in winter conditions,
by ban nock
Comment Count 34 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2014 at 05:46 AM PST with 27 Recommends
Today a helicopter in Washington went out to kill at least one perhaps more wolves of the Huckleberry Pack. (written last weekend) I fully expect the entire pack to be exterminated shortly. They've ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 83 comments on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 06:45 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
It was back in 07, in December, one of those clear cold days, so cold little crystals of ice would fall out of the air, snow squeaked, no wind, still as death. At first Roper had been following ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 05:54 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
It's that time of year. Across most of the United States ungulates (deer, moose, elk, antelope) have either dropped their young or are about to. The reason they all do it at the same time is ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 77 comments on Fri May 30, 2014 at 05:30 PM PDT with 137 Recommends
Every year for a few years now I've gone with a couple friends and my kids to some 300 acres and pick up trash. Yesterday was our day this year. There are widely spaced ponderosas and lodgepole ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 05:01 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Of course, Rhinos and Elk are not the same, but, thanks to "one percenter conservationism" they gain more similarities every year. Consider this! The permit to kill a Black Rhino in Namibia, ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 05:10 PM PST with 5 Recommends
credit: Animal Welfare Institute In the New York Times this morning an article Wolf Haters cites that in Idaho two recent frightening developments have been made ...
by Agathena
Comment Count 150 comments on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 11:27 AM PST with 193 Recommends
Last fall Marv Hoyt shot three elk, taking the meat from one and leaving the other two to rot covering one with branches to make it less visible. That much we know. http://www.idahostatejournal.com/
by ban nock
Comment Count 68 comments on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 06:18 AM PST with 91 Recommends
The weather has changed turning colder.
by BlueJessamine
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 01:06 PM PST with 32 Recommends
It was the first day of the season and two high school buddies hiked up on top of a rock with a good view to glass the small high flats below them. Now in their 50s Ben had been hunting the area ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 152 comments on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 03:21 PM PST with 90 Recommends
I should probably explain that the second season isn't really the second one, it's the fourth, but that's what we call it. A more technical explanation below the photo. This is yesterday afternoon, ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 04:06 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
"The mountains are calling, and I must go." John Muir Grand Tetons, taken from Blacktail Pond overlook, Jackson WY The ...
by Lisa Lockwood
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Olympic Range from Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center We had never been to this national park, and had never seen some of the birds living in the extreme northwest part of the U.S., so it was ...
by Senor Unoball
Comment Count 84 comments on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 52 Recommends
and I'm an unrepentant one at that. Elk fascinate me, they make deer seem a bore. They're huge, fast, smart, gorgeous, and elusive. Take ten seconds and click on the vid, it'll take less time ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 91 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:34 AM PST with 79 Recommends
Please watch this informative video: This is rutting season people it starts now. With changes in climate we will not only changes in migration patterns but we will also see different wildlife ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 74 comments on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 05:37 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Last weekend's diary was about a journey to view fall foliage in Colorado's high country. This weekend's trip was along the Colorado Scenic Highway, the Peak to Peak highway, and up to Estes Park ...
by ColoTim
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 05:48 AM PDT with 18 Recommends