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10-19-2007, 06:38 PM
Right after our deer hunt my dad and brother headed to the hills to chase elk. Thanks to Kevin B for the generous loan of his 6-man and stove they had a warm, comfortable camp despite the rain. Thanks to Ed C for some good directions and ideas on hunting areas. Pre-season scouting told us elk were in our chosen spot, but alas, elk don't always stay where they're supposed to. Anyway, we came home empty-handed, but had fun, saw some great country and mayber learned about where those rascals went for next time!
Living good in the 6-man /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
Dad decided maybe this tipi thing isn't so bad after all.
Leftover from the morning rain
Fall is coming to the mountains
10-20-2007, 08:16 AM
Nice pics, what kind of smokepoles were they using?
10-20-2007, 08:56 AM
My dad and I are using TC Black Diamond in 50 cal.
My brother has a Knight Bighorn in 50 cal.
We are all shooting 2 Pyrodex Pellets and using a 45 cal Laser Cast bullets, 250gr RNFP, with Knight sabots.
WA law requires ignition open to the elements, #11 caps and no jacketed bullets. Sabots are OK as long as you meet minimum caliber and weight requirements. And of course no optics.
I think I could really get hooked on this type of hunting, but it is a new game when a previous chip shot is nice twice as far as your eyeball/open sights will allow.:)
Mighty nice photos there Randy. It's rainin like a --------- here today so it's probably snowin in them hills. Wish I was there.
10-20-2007, 09:38 AM
Last 2 mornings we've had snow just outside Tieton. Mt Clemans was white Friday morning almost down to Naches.
A brisk 30.5F this morning when I took the dogs for a run.
Maybe the rifle deer hunters will have a good weekend:)
10-22-2007, 05:57 PM
Looks like dad is thinking..."holy sh!t it's hot in here..."...
10-22-2007, 06:49 PM
I love the pics of the leaves. Beautiful. I was needing a new desktop for my computer!
10-22-2007, 09:06 PM
+1 on the leaves pix, especially LEAVES #2. That deserves mounting somewhere around here. Bona fide art, Randy.
10-23-2007, 08:21 AM
Pic #2 is now my desktop on my home computer! Yes, Patrick's right...you need to print them and get them framed.
10-24-2007, 02:06 PM
Hey guys, thanks for the comments on the photos...just wish I had taken them. My brother Mike is a great photographer and sent those to me from his brush busting during the week. I'll send him a note and have him fire me off some more stuff he's done. He has a great eye for color, composition and somewhat abstract images. I'll try to get some of his aspen photos for you.
10-24-2007, 06:26 PM
Hey guys, I talked to Mike tonight and told him how much you appreciate his work. He has lots of leaves, trees and scenery pics scanned from his Nikon film rig. He's happy to share. He does have a bunch printed in various sizes of some other pics. If you're interested in seeing some of his other work, shoot him an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope it doesn't look like I'm pimping his pics, but he does have a great eye and takes some great photos. He's happy to share.
10-25-2007, 03:18 PM
Randy, Is Mike a game warden in CO.? There is a guy by that name in Craig. Don
10-26-2007, 02:20 PM
Mike lives in WA state near Yakima. Could be a shirt-tale relative...my dad's family is from the Grandjunction area and has lost track of many his family members over the years.
Certainly, not a game warden...he's the guy that's perfecting the hops that eventually go in about 90% of the beer consumed in the US. Even that Colorado Coors...hops are mostly grown right here in good ole Yakima:)
10-26-2007, 03:06 PM
Thanks, Randy. I just wondered if it was the same guy. Enjoyed the pics. Don
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