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Ripp
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Driving around Montana..
      #299289 - 20/04/17 02:20 AM

Some pics I have taken driving around SW Montana in the past couple weeks..sorry --they are just off of my cell phone..












There is a moose hidden in there..


In a clients yard last week..YIKES...










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Edited by Ripp (20/04/17 11:22 PM)


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NitroXAdministrator
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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Ripp]
      #299296 - 20/04/17 03:25 AM

A variety of wildlife.

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Bidgee
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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: NitroX]
      #299297 - 20/04/17 04:30 AM

Nice! There is a variety of critters there. It looks like a hunters paradise!

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Daryl_S
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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Bidgee]
      #299298 - 20/04/17 05:06 AM

Nice 'shots' Ripp.

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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Daryl_S]
      #299299 - 20/04/17 06:05 AM

Bloody hell Art..NOT good enough lol...you have a good camera and it was at home.I can only imagine having those subjects with a real camera in the hand!

I can smell those humpbacks from here.

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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Bidgee]
      #299300 - 20/04/17 06:05 AM

Quote:

Nice! There is a variety of critters there. It looks like a hunters paradise!



Not wrong there - great shots with a phone!


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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: 93x64mm]
      #299310 - 20/04/17 07:39 AM

Man those bears are big animals. Thankfully they look fairly well fed. I would want a fur coat thicker than what they are wearing to be hanging out there though.

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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Claydog]
      #299312 - 20/04/17 09:22 AM

Thanks Ripp, those are nice!

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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: gryphon]
      #299313 - 20/04/17 09:37 AM

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Bloody hell Art..NOT good enough lol...you have a good camera and it was at home.I can only imagine having those subjects with a real camera in the hand!

I can smell those humpbacks from here.




Funny thing (not really) is that much of the time, we take this stuff for granted - and do not have a camera when the best examples of our countries show their splendor.

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Ripp
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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Claydog]
      #299328 - 20/04/17 12:25 PM

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Man those bears are big animals. Thankfully they look fairly well fed. I would want a fur coat thicker than what they are wearing to be hanging out there though.




Those two have been hanging out in the same area since they were cubs--they are in the 3-4 year range per the guy who lives out there...there is a much bigger bore hanging around by himself..comes stumbling in every so often..HE has a 8" pad..so big bear..

Ripp

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Ripp
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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Ripp]
      #299345 - 20/04/17 11:04 PM

Herd of elk outside Ennis Montana










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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Ripp]
      #299346 - 21/04/17 12:11 AM

Big weather for big country.

What is the population density? Or is 'density' the wrong word?


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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: HistoricBore]
      #299353 - 21/04/17 02:57 AM

Phones can take very good photos for the standard that s displayed on the internet.

On my last trip I was amazed what the photos looked like from other travellers on their phones. My Canon DSLR however has only a small screen, so it is hard to tell how well they worked out. Shot thousands of photos. Haven't looked at any yet ... big job to go through them all.

Ripps photos are excellent and also wonderful subject matter. Better than a small monkey or parrot up in a rainforest jungle tree tops through the vines ...

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Ripp
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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: HistoricBore]
      #299361 - 21/04/17 04:04 AM

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Big weather for big country.

What is the population density? Or is 'density' the wrong word?




Montana info:

Capital: Helena

Area: 147,164 mi²

Population: 1.024 million (2014)

U.S. House delegation: Vacant (list)

Before statehood: Montana Territory

Nicknames: Big Sky Country, The Treasure State

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Montana has a total land area of 145,545.80 square miles. This ranks it 4th out of the 50 U.S. states. Additionally, there are 1,493.91 square miles of water surface within its boundaries.

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Fortunately we are a very low population state..just hit 1 million a few years back..and 4th largest state in the nation..we still have a lot of public hunting land here ..and its even better if you can get on a private ranch or 3...which I have been doing for almost 30 years..I consider myself extremely fortunate to live here...has most of what I truly value..mountains, rivers, hunting and great skiing...with not many people..perfect combo for me..

Unfortunately where I live, its been discovered and city folk are pouring in..and now attempting to turn us into a more liberal point of view area..it may happen one day, but for now, the rednecks are winning..thank God

Ripp

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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Ripp]
      #299521 - 24/04/17 01:07 AM

The Big Sky land is something I´ve always wanted to see. Real prairie land. One of the last states in the US I think where out-of-state and foreign nationals can hunt unguided, but with valid hunting licens and tags.

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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Ripp]
      #299526 - 24/04/17 06:43 AM

Ripp, that last photo is the money shot. Looks like a painting and sure shows why it is the "Big sky" state.

Great scenery and plenty of animals.

Shame about the urbanites pouring in.


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Ripp
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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: rigbymauser]
      #299554 - 24/04/17 10:46 PM

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The Big Sky land is something I´ve always wanted to see. Real prairie land. One of the last states in the US I think where out-of-state and foreign nationals can hunt unguided, but with valid hunting licens and tags.




That is true--at least I know it is for elk, deer and pronghorn.

thx

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Re: Driving around Montana.. [Re: Ripp]
      #299563 - 25/04/17 02:12 AM

Didn't know that, about big game. I did buy a Montana hunting license some years back, expecting a trip to a Miles City ranch or perhaps around Bozeman, for field rats (or stink goats), but that never materialized. Some day, though.

I think still have AFT Form 6 to import a rifle or handgun for hunting there. I had an invite to hunt the stink goats (Antelope) on a 65 section range out side Miles City, with my 4" M29. I expect that invite might still stand. I haven't talked with Ben for quite some time, though. He graciously offered to store all my guns if the Gov. 'came for them'. LOL

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