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Not my normal sighting
« on: August 30, 2017, 06:41:41 pm »
Not my normal sighting for South Mississippi.   



 

 

 

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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 08:06:23 pm »
We have several small herds in south east Texas, have no idea how they survive with the heat and bugs
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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 08:18:47 pm »
I am surprised to see them that far south.
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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 08:32:56 pm »
Kinda makes one wonder why??   ???   LINK
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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 09:19:09 pm »
We have a herd in north central Arkansas.  Even have a hunting season with a lottery.  The tourists block the road sometimes when they are out in the fields.

Little over a year ago they discovered CWD in a dead one.  That triggered a lot of testing and they discovered CWD in the white tails also.  IMO it was only a matter of time until the herd got it.

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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 09:31:58 pm »
These guys are behind a high fence. But, they sure did make this Southern Boy put on the brakes.

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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 09:40:48 pm »
Well if they are behind a fence they call that a zoo. :D :D :D

We have a place where this gal keeps all kinds of lions and tigers...there behind a fence also. ;D
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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 05:33:10 pm »
We rent pasture from a guy that used to raise them for their antlers, quite the pen and set up.  They had to cut them while in velvet, put in freezers, then met at a spot to load them all, he always laughs at how it sure is funny watching a semi leave filled with a flatbed full of deep freezers.

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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 08:05:33 pm »
   I read a while back that WV now has a small population of naturally occurring elk. Apparently they have naturally migrated across the river from Kentucky into WV. I doubt I ever see a hunt-able population in my life time.

   BTW - did you know that when you are talking about an elk in Norway, and probably the rest of Scandinavia, you are actually talking about a moose. So a Norwegian elkhound was actually bred to be a moose dog.
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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 12:02:43 pm »
 this morning i am listening to the 5x5 bugling

  


  


  


  


 
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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 12:53:49 pm »
I am surprised to see them that far south.

Elk had one of the largest ranges of any big mammal in the pre columbian US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk#/media/File:Wapiti.png


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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2017, 09:13:22 am »
My Colorado season opener is only 6 weeks away.   8)
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 05:37:48 pm »
My Colorado season opener is only 6 weeks away.   8)

They have a fellow that raises them down HYW 23 about 20 miles south of Bellchase, La. Lot shorter drive there. :D

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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 07:56:03 pm »
Yup, but then we would miss stopping at the Big Texan in Amarillo.  ;D
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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 04:57:24 pm »
Now that is funny, I lived 90 miles from Amarillo for years, and was there often, as that is where we did most of our shopping, and never made it to the Big Texan. lol
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Re: Not my normal sighting
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 05:09:28 pm »
We ate a couple of Prime Ribs on our trip North,
 

 
but had no time to stop on the way home.
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