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Old Jan 15, 2008, 6:57 PM   #1
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4 day elk hunt to get a keeper

Gear used: Pentax K10D with a Sigma 10-20 & a Canon 1D Mark3 with a 500mm & a 1.4 converter. Binoculars & a Spotting Scope


Three days in a row I found Bull Elk and got a few photos and never got out of the camera wagon. Sitting in the camera wagon drinking coffee and shooting at bull elk. Life is good and I sure got lucky.

These photos are from 4 days. First day I was driving around mid-morning and saw fresh elk tracks in two different spots not to far from the county road. I went about a mile on both sides of the tracks to verify they hadn't crossed the road. 2nd, 3rd & 4th days I went to the areas before daylight and waited to catch them going back into the timber to go to bed. 4th morning Thickest fog so far on this hunt. I decided I should go back the 4th day in the afternoon and wait and see if I could catch them coming out of the dark timber. YIPEE 4 days and I finally got a keeper. I think the elk called Mother Nature and asked her to make the conditions right so I would go away and stop bothering them.


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Day #3











Day #4 At daylight, thickest fog so far.



Played with one of them so you can see there really is elk there.


Day #4 evening - YIPEE 4 days and I finally got a keeper. I think the elk called Mother Nature and asked her to make the conditions right so I would go away and stop bothering them.

How did I know the 4thday in the afternoon was the time to get them ??? You can choose cuz I don't know.

1.Mental Telepathy

2. I have a phone line tap on Mother Natures phone

3. I got lucky

All the fresh track told me this is the ridge. Some of them had crossed the road from the earlier days.





With a close up







He must have a attitude, his #5 tine one one side and his #4 on the other is broke. Probably happened during the rut



A better look at his broken antlers.



About a mile down the road I found me another Bull. He also has a broke antler.





With a close up








Thanks for looking

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Bottom Line: Sometimes being a little stubborn and having good binoculars can get you a keeper or two.


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Very nice series, Roger. Always enjoy seeing your wildlife shots. Hope you are enjoying the new camera. You sure progressed to the top in a hurry.:G
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Roger, as always a great set of pictures. You must be dating Mother Nature to be able to find the shots you get all the time.
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Agreed with Bayourebel

Roger you ve made the jump.
this stuff is undoubtedly far better than what you could achieve with the old good (but more limited FZs).
Waiting for bears and bald eagles pics :::

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Very nice series, Roger. Always enjoy seeing your wildlife shots. Hope you are enjoying the new camera. You sure progressed to the top in a hurry.:G
WOW!!! it s bayourebel, Hi to YA!! thanks for the kind comment.


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Old Jan 17, 2008, 8:32 PM   #6
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Calicajun wrote:
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Roger, as always a great set of pictures. You must be dating Mother Nature to be able to find the shots you get all the time.
I wish I knew Mother Nature or at least her phonte number.



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Old Jan 17, 2008, 9:19 PM   #7
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Roger,

Showed your pictures to the wife and told her what lens was used to get the different shots. She almost said I could get that lens until I showed it to her at a camera shop. I don't think she like the price or size (mostly price) of the lens. She said "I don't think so!", oh well it was worth a shot.
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Narmer wrote:
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Agreed with Bayourebel

Roger you ve made the jump.
this stuff is undoubtedly far better than what you could achieve with the old good (but more limited FZs).
Waiting for bears and bald eagles pics :::

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Francesco, YUP!!! I am happy with my set up so far.

Here is some pretty good Bald Eagles I posted today.


http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=11


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Roger,

Showed your pictures to the wife and told her what lens was used to get the different shots. She almost said I could get that lens until I showed it to her at a camera shop. I don't think she like the price or size (mostly price) of the lens. She said "I don't think so!", oh well it was worth a shot.
Nice try, to bad it didn't work.


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Hi Roger


Good to see you taking some fine shots and also seeing a few of the other old Fluzies posting here as well. I had thought you were still shooting with the K10D but a 1D - very nice. Any sign of squirrel and if he;s still shooting with the 20D?

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