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    Default Bird on Elmendorf

    Here is one i took the other day while out driving around. I think i might be getting the hang of stalking up on these things. It let me get within 5 feet before it hopped into the tree.
    Women never look so well as when one comes in wet and dirty from hunting

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    Default moose today

    well, the moose are dropping calves as we speak. here is the first one i have seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silencekills View Post
    well, the moose are dropping calves as we speak. here is the first one I have seen.


    He looks like he is nursing a hangover with that coffee cup behind him.

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    When I was a kid, growing up on Abbott Road, we used to hunt spruce hens with sticks. They're about the dumbest birds still in existence. It's amazing how close they will tolerate stalkers. We got a few this way. Tasty critters too.

    My uncle tells when he was a teen finding about 20 in one spruce tree. He takes out his 22 and shoots the top one. It falls, bouncing through the limbs where the rest are roosting, but they don't move. So he shoots the next one down, and the next, etc. Finally, realizing how this was bound to scare the rest of them off eventually, he shoots the bottom one instead. Sure enough, they all immediately fly off in terror. Seems they don't like any disturbance beneath them, but the don't recognize dangers from above.

    Eagles must love them.

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    Default Great pics!

    Where did you find the spruce hen on Elmendorf. I have spent quite a bit of time out on the back side of the base and have not seen one yet. I got a call saturday evening from the SP's that they found an abandoned moose calf. Not sure how that story ended as I was at an EIC match at the time and couldnt go photograph it.
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