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  1. Mr. Natural

    If you use trail cameras for elk......

    I just put three cameras up on Saturday. If you are using them to try to identify, locate, or pattern specific individual animals that you intend to target during a hunt, it is probably pointless to put them up more than a couple of weeks before the hunt. But I personally only use mine for general educational and entertainment purposes, so I may have cameras up any time of the year and may move them around quite a bit.
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    Daughter's Grand Canyon Trip

    PM me on how to donate when you have time. The earrings are beautiful, though.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    In the "bottom row of counties", as the joke goes. Mount Ayr to be exact.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    I agree that blacktails are pretty dang interesting. I "like" tigers, too. I have seen a couple of references to rattlesnake venom toxicity that indicate that the venom of tiger rattlesnakes is among the most toxic, drop for drop, of the rattlesnakes, having both neurotoxic and hemotoxic components. Also that they are not the most "deadly" of the rattlesnakes due to their relative small size and small head relative to body size so they tend not to deliver much venom. I don't know if all that is true. BTW, I am originally from IA as well...SW Iowa. And root beer works for me.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    Ah, yes...I found it here: The snake in the OP in that thread looks like another speckled.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    You may proceed.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    Yeah, the color and pattern variation on those speckleds is pretty wild. And I agree that the pattern on the one in the earlier photo is quite stark. But I just haven't come up with a viable alternative.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    Speckled is my story, and I'm stickin' to it! The thing is, there are a finite number of choices, and I've ruled pretty much everything else out. I'm pretty certain it is not a diamondback, black-tail, or mojave. I have seen several tigers in person, it isn't one of those. Check this out: And these:
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    Looks like it might be a Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    I see quite a few rattlers, big ones, out where I hunt muleys. I have seen a couple over 5 feet in the last few years. Yes, I measured them, without heads. One was dinner, and the other's hide is backing a friend's selfbow. Otherwise I tend not to kill them, but sometimes torment them with a stick for a bit. A long stick...
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    Still hunting the flats?

    Nope, using a scope set on lower power. Yep, lots of palo verde, ironwood, mequite, cholla in flatish to low rolling terrain. Still hunting has worked for me, four of four tags filled since I started hunting the area.
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    Still hunting the flats?

    Depends on your definition of "flats". I pretty much exclusively still-hunt mule deer, but the terrain is not always pancake flat. It is flat enough, though, that glassing usually isn't particularly productive. Three of the last four bucks I've killed in the area I currently hunt were shot on the "run", only one was caught unaware and standing still feeding.
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    Backpack trip in Galiuros

    Not to hijack the thread but here is a read you guys might enjoy if you haven't read it already. It is fiction, but entertaining nonetheless, and related to that part of the state. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/753/753-h/753-h.htm
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    Results are posted!!!

    late rifle bull 5B for me, early rifle cow 5BS for my daughter.