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PostPosted: December 29th, 2014, 1:09 pm 
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Thanks Mike and Jeff. It is really cool here. Dianne calls me with the big horn sheep report on her way to and from work daily. Before and after the season we will see herds of elk that number scores and sometimes a hundred. Two weeks ago I was loading the truck and a snowshoe hare came hopping casually up the driveway. Entirely white except for the very tips of his ears. He got to within 15 yards before he realized he was in trouble.....three dogs at my feet. I whispered "Bunny" and the race was on!

The door is always open for friends, especially PBSers. Maybe next year if you are out this way, Jeff.

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Dan, keep us posted on your trapping progress on the cats, coyotes and wolves. With coyote numbers increasing nationwide, I wished more bowhunters would try to catch a few. It's like Christmas morning every time you run the line.

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Dan, those pictures are incredible. Thanks for 'cranking' us up.
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Dan, you are obviously living out your dream! Those images are amazing on many levels. Thanks for taking the time to post them. I'm not envious or jealous or anything like that...just saying. :D


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All those pics are from the same great spot that is really out of the way. I hung a camera there late last spring and just left it until right before the season. Over 230 pictures mostly whitetail does and cow elk. We have found four moose sheds there. Had a run in with a young bull last year opening weekend of archery. He would not back off the trail and one of our mules wanted to tangle with him so we had to detour almost an hour out of our way to get off the mountain. Late dinner that night.

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Except we found yet another antler. Crazy. Dianne and I went back thinking we had to be able to find one or both of the matches and found yet another antler. Never did find the match to any of the three.

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What an amazing variety of game all in the same place! Pure paradise!
Thanks for posting Dan.


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Hello Dan
I just cane across this site while doing a little research for a new bow.It looks like a great place to hang out.
Sheila and I were disappointed that you didn't end up in Western Wa. but it looks like you found a great spot to put down new roots.
All the best
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[quote="Tim Ottersen"]Hello Dan
I just cane across this site while doing a little research for a new bow.It looks like a great place to hang out.
Sheila and I were disappointed that you didn't end up in Western Wa. but it looks like you found a great spot to put down new roots.
All the best
Tim[/quote

Hey Tim! Great hearing from you! I will give you a call!

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Dan and Dianne are living out their dreams here and every time I see things like this thread I smile and think "good for them", I am very happy to see them enjoying it.

I've traveled quite a bit and talked to many people. When they found I lived in Montana many would say "some day when I retire I'm going to do that". But the reality is that very few of them actually do it.

Congratulations Dan and Dianne, you are doing it, good for you.

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Chad Sivertsen wrote:
Dan and Dianne are living out their dreams here and every time I see things like this thread I smile and think "good for them", I am very happy to see them enjoying it.

I've traveled quite a bit and talked to many people. When they found I lived in Montana many would say "some day when I retire I'm going to do that". But the reality is that very few of them actually do it.

Congratulations Dan and Dianne, you are doing it, good for you.

Chad


Thanks Chad!

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Dan & Dianne, looks like I need to move north. Nice pictures!


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