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White Mountains Elk Study

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We had a chance to participate in an elk study of the vast herd of Aspen Ridge, high (9500 feet) in the White Mountains of Arizona.

Every day, without fail, we would be rewarded with a great view from our perch on a ridge overlooking a large meadow.

This video [2:51] shows a herd of about 65 beautiful animals. We especially enjoyed to young ones playing and running.

 

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Very cool, we've been wanting to get involved with the annual ferret census in our area, that seems decidedly less majestic than this! 

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4 hours ago, Farmer77 said:

Very cool, we've been wanting to get involved with the annual ferret census in our area, that seems decidedly less majestic than this! 

We really enjoyed it, actually my wife liked the area so much she wants her ashes scattered up there! (True story)

I wish the first video showed more of the herd, she should have panned right!

BTW, It was me making noise that made them nervous and run. D'oh.

I had a friend with a pet ferret a long time ago, they are pretty cool. :lol:

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Just now, .ZZ. said:

We really enjoyed it, actually my wife liked the area so much she wants her ashes scattered up there! (True story)

I wish the first video showed more of the herd, she should have panned right!

BTW, It was me making noise that made them nervous and run. D'oh.

I had a friend with a pet ferret a long time ago, they are pretty cool. :lol:

HAHA Ferrets stink but we have a population of wild  Black Footed Ferrets  in my area which the DNR works pretty hard at preserving because theyre highly endangered. 

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11 minutes ago, Farmer77 said:

HAHA Ferrets stink but we have a population of wild  Black Footed Ferrets  in my area which the DNR works pretty hard at preserving because theyre highly endangered. 

LOL, yes they stink. I had no idea any of those were endangered though.

BTW, it's a long way north, but you ever make it up to Springerville? That was the nearest town from Aspen Ridge. (about 26 miles)

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Just now, .ZZ. said:

LOL, yes they stink. I had no idea any of those were endangered though.

BTW, it's a long way north, but you ever make it up to Springerville? That was the nearest town from Aspen Ridge. (about 26 miles)

They were in fact thought extinct for a while.

No actually traveling AZ and specifically that area of the state  is our main goal for this summer.  Then we're gonna hop up to the San Juan for some rainbow fishing. (ok maybe thats my main goal :lol:

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1 hour ago, Farmer77 said:

 

They were in fact thought extinct for a while.

No actually traveling AZ and specifically that area of the state  is our main goal for this summer.  Then we're gonna hop up to the San Juan for some rainbow fishing. (ok maybe thats my main goal :lol:

Rainbow fishing you say?

This gives me an excuse to drag out our pics of some pretty darn nice fish (18-20"+) in New Mexico

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Just now, .ZZ. said:

Rainbow fishing you say?

This gives me an excuse to drag out our pics of some pretty darn nice fish (18-20"+) in New Mexico

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Beautiful pictures, man that first one is gorgeous! Was this in the spring? Those look like spawning colors .....or are they always that beautiful there :blink:

and of course um, where the hell was this??? 

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For the record you can share any and all fish porn you might have, im kind of a junkie! 

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Those are from the month of May, pretty high elevation, about 7000 feet.

They were taken near the tiny town of "Weed" NM.

I forgot to mention we didn't have a license or gear at the time, just my wife's camera. I couldn't believe how "tame" they were, I guess they don't get many folks around those parts.

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4 hours ago, .ZZ. said:

Those are from the month of May, pretty high elevation, about 7000 feet.

They were taken near the tiny town of "Weed" NM.

I forgot to mention we didn't have a license or gear at the time, just my wife's camera. I couldn't believe how "tame" they were, I guess they don't get many folks around those parts.

May-June is the trout spawning season. In AK they close all the rivers during that time for that very reason. The hogs which you'd normally never see lay beds in the shallows and get stupid about taking a fly - hormones and whatnot I guess. 

Well hell Weed + Trout it sounds like an omen!!! 

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4 minutes ago, Farmer77 said:

May-June is the trout spawning season. In AK they close all the rivers during that time for that very reason. The hogs which you'd normally never see lay beds in the shallows and get stupid about taking a fly - hormones and whatnot I guess. 

Well hell Weed + Trout it sounds like an omen!!! 

LOL

It's a real place.

Weed New Mexico

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