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muddy_spud
08-08-2005, 08:24 PM
I took these last weekend and thought I would share them.

Harry

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/muddy_spud/Picture1034.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/muddy_spud/Picture1021.jpg

Sawtooth
08-08-2005, 08:28 PM
Good job, spud! I got into the same type of situation up around 12,000 feet a couple of weeks ago, only mine were bedded and chewing cuds. This fall looks promising!

elmbow
08-08-2005, 08:43 PM
That spiker laying low knows his place!

Woodland Girl
08-09-2005, 03:38 AM
Muddy Spud, if you took that many, looks life you have enough to share!

Dave R.
08-09-2005, 04:37 AM
If that doesn't get your blood boiling.. nothin' will!!!

Great pics Harry!!

dave

Smokepole
08-09-2005, 05:53 AM
OK, spud, it's not really sharing unless you give the coordinates......

Yukon Hunter
08-09-2005, 06:27 AM
Wow. Big deer...

Kevin
08-09-2005, 06:59 AM
Hey, guys. Those elk are down in the sage....in August.

Hint, hint.

one_elk
08-09-2005, 07:34 AM
muddy_spud:

Great pictures and I know a couple of places in your area where those pictures could possibly have been taken on public land. Acutally saw a group of 20 bulls on public land a few miles from Mosca my self a bout 10 ten days ago. Just tell me thats not a game farm picture. Again great picture and thanks for sharing.

dougo

Smokepole
08-09-2005, 12:51 PM
Kevin, don't be such a grinch, this is like Christmas in August. But I did notice the fenceposts in the background.

I'm still waiting on the coordinates, spud....

Kevin
08-09-2005, 02:28 PM
I'm not being a grinch. ....I'm suggesting you can find elk lower than you think.

hunting buddy
08-09-2005, 05:47 PM
muddy spud...thanks for firing me up...antler anticipation...

Woods Walker
08-09-2005, 05:53 PM
Great pics. Here is a photo that is kinda sad next to yours.

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/tipideers.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/tipideers2.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

Dave R.
08-09-2005, 06:13 PM
Nice WW...is that the six man tipi??

dave

Woods Walker
08-09-2005, 06:56 PM
Yes it is.

muddy_spud
08-09-2005, 07:14 PM
The pictures are of valley elk. They can be found year round either in the sage or hay fields if you know where to look. There is a hay field directly behind me in the top photo, and they run from pivot to pivot for water. The two groups pictured were actually about eight miles apart and there are several groups right now with 10 to 20 bulls per group. Earlier this summer I saw them grouped up with better than 130 bulls running together but I didn't have a camera then. It was an impressive sight though.

These elk are in an area of the valley with fields full of high dollar certified seed potatoes. CDOW is scared that they may have a damage claim on the potatoes from elk spreading disease from field to field so they have proposed to eliminate all of the elk from the area. It will be interesting because farmers with potatoes want them gone and farmers with out don't. These elk are hunted but they aren't stupid and when the pressure starts you either need to get lucky and catch them on state lease land or know someone who will give you trespass rights. They learn the safe areas and thats where they move to. I think the CDOW will have a hard time killing them all when some land owners refuse access to their property. I guess time will tell the final outcome but it is an interesting situation.

Harry