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Offline Calvin Rayborn

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Elk! Elk! Elk!
« on: March 19, 2018, 10:25:48 AM »
Not 200 flippin' yards off the freeway - top o' Ryegrass hill. Just sittin' on their butts yesterday enjoying the sun and the sounds of the wind turbines!  :tup:

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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 11:22:18 AM »
Yep they love it up there. Glad they are working on the fences and all that because they do like to try to cross the highway too.  :bdid:
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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 12:00:37 PM »
Yeah, they are cute when they are up on the hill.
Not so cute when there are 5 of them standing broadside on the freeway at 3am when it is icy and foggy out...
Winter is coming.

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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 12:41:22 PM »
Only a fraction of the numbers that were there in January.  Think most have finally worked back up, little safer driving thru there now.

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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 02:27:42 PM »
Sweet  :tup:
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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 02:39:19 PM »
So how many got killed on the freeway this year? Was it as bad as a few years ago?

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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 02:48:43 PM »
They were there Friday when I came through as well.
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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 04:48:35 PM »
So how many got killed on the freeway this year? Was it as bad as a few years ago?
Been wonderin' that myself. 

I live in Yakima and regularly travel to the Vantage area.  Overall saw way less activity by 90 this year vs last year (expected given the milder winter).  Hopefully that translated to a lot less roadkill and better calf recruitment... 

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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 08:49:23 PM »
Back through again today, Looks like they moseyed on down the hill; no sight of 'em off I90. I'm Sure they'll be back tho!

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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 09:00:59 PM »
 :yeah:

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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 09:14:06 PM »
I was headed east on I-90 on Sunday morning, around 10 am- saw about 150 on the burned area from a few years back.  Good to see big herds of elk! 

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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2018, 09:22:35 PM »
Cool pics! What ya drivin Calvin? Old firebird ?
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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 09:27:28 PM »
Cool pics! What ya drivin Calvin? Old firebird ?

You got it man, good eye!...Testing out the new go pro helmet cam knock-off that I got on eBay. Gotta keep them old second-gen birds going!  :tup:
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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 09:31:26 PM »
Cool pics! What ya drivin Calvin? Old firebird ?

You got it man, good eye!...Testing out the new go pro knock off that I got on eBay. Gotta keep them old second-gen birds going!  :tup:

Be careful! Don’t wanna get into a tangle with one of those elk and hurt that classic!
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Re: Elk! Elk! Elk!
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 09:35:11 PM »
 Those buggers would make one heck of an obstacle course, wouldn’t they?!  :yike: :chuckle:

 

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