Monday, October 12, 2009

Roughin' It


The hunt was successful for the week we had in the mountains of Island Park.  We watched and stalked over 30 mule deer.  Here are two I got a picture of.


But most of the deer seen were hidden in the thick brush like this one hidded in the scrub aspen.



Even though the elk season was not open yet, we saw over 40 head of elk.  Here a bull elk clears one of the section fences that divide the BLM and Targhee National Forest grazing allotments.  Several times we almost got run over by elk trying to get away from us.



We also saw small animals and song birds like this chipmunk and White-crowned sparrow.






We still have some hunting to do.  Some whitetailed deer tags and elk tags will insure more wild days for us is Idaho.

9 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bill: What a nice photo of the Mule Deer, I couldn't find the one in the thicket. Sometimes you can hear them but not see them. Great photo of the elk.

LadyFi said...

Great shot - especially of the elk running away!

honeypiehorse said...

What spectacular pictures! I worked in Boise for a little over a year and loved it.

Jann said...

Oh what nice photos! Love the chipmunk and sparrow, and the elk going over the fence is a fantastic shot. I always smile when I see mule deer because of their huge ears.

Kelly said...

...love that little chipmunk and the white-crowned sparrow. The deer are gorgeous in the snow...

Cloudia said...

What glory!


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troutbirder said...

The action shot of the elk is terrific. Thanks

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great picture ---especially that one of the elk jumping to get away from you all. AMAZING photo.

Looks like you all had a wonderful time....

Betsy--who is on my laptop in Dillard, GA

Grayquill said...

That elk shot is amazing...you will have to wait a long time for another one like that. Great job!