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Mar 19, 2018 17:49 |  #601

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Mmmm the cold can be a huge danger, I think I have some pretty good experience in all day adventures in sub -30's / -40's... Thats why I look like I'm 50lbs over weight when I'm out shooting for a day. Funny thing is I carry heat packs in my back pack and I found they no longer work. Thats how often I use them.
And the truth is I have no grizzly bears around here. Moose...Moose I got.

Nothin like walking through the bush in the morning fog before the sun comes up with some really large critters.
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That shot is a real treasure. Captures the ambience perfectly, I do envy you your opprotunities.


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Mar 19, 2018 18:39 |  #602

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That shot is a real treasure. Captures the ambience perfectly, I do envy you your opprotunities.

It can be good here.. It was one super morning messing with this group of Moose in the fog


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Mar 19, 2018 20:56 |  #603

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Great post Steve, and thought provoking stories.


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Good story Steve.. Your a good tracker to... You managed to track me down.

I seem to be able to get or have critters come to me within just a few feet or inches.. Truth is I have some I use to touch every time I seen them. As wild as they were I was never harmed and neither were they.

I just am not sure the world can handle the truth in living colour.

Thanks Jake and Jeff for the comments.
Jeff, I shouldn't mention it yet again, but I sure regret not being able to take you up on your offer to go shoot Gray Jays. That would have been a great example of the point I'm trying to make. You are so familiar with that area and the Wildlife that hours or days could have been cut from my quest to find certain critters. We made a quick run over to the Outfitters store at Lake Opeongo and about half way there off the highway saw a guy set up with a big lens and a flock of small birds fluttering around him. Later I've decided he was shooting Gray Jays because of the pics you've posted and description of their habits. The store was closing for the day soon so they drained their coffee pot and gave it to me. That made my day so we left to begin the 2 day drive home.
I missed a great opportunity for shooting Wildlife in Algonquin that year but after finding that my wife had a long fracture in the Tibia bone, a lot of pain that required surgery to repair when we returned home it was the best decision to cut our trip short. If we had taken the day to go off shooting Gray Jays together my wife might have been the most ferocious thing we ever encounter.;-)a


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Mar 19, 2018 21:12 |  #604

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Thanks Jake and Jeff for the comments.
Jeff, I shouldn't mention it yet again, but I sure regret not being able to take you up on your offer to go shoot Gray Jays. That would have been a great example of the point I'm trying to make. You are so familiar with that area and the Wildlife that hours or days could have been cut from my quest to find certain critters. We made a quick run over to the Outfitters store at Lake Opeongo and about half way there off the highway saw a guy set up with a big lens and a flock of small birds fluttering around him. Later I've decided he was shooting Gray Jays because of the pics you've posted and description of their habits. The store was closing for the day soon so they drained their coffee pot and gave it to me. That made my day so we left to begin the 2 day drive home.
I missed a great opportunity for shooting Wildlife in Algonquin that year but after finding that my wife had a long fracture in the Tibia bone, a lot of pain that required surgery to repair when we returned home it was the best decision to cut our trip short. If we had taken the day to go off shooting Gray Jays together my wife might have been the most ferocious thing we ever encounter.;-)a

lol so funny. it was the smart thing to do heading homeward. although a magic afternoon missed. lol..


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Mar 19, 2018 21:27 |  #605

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lol so funny. it was the smart thing to do heading homeward. although a magic afternoon missed. lol..

Jeff,honestly I am known locally to be an excellent tracker but that big expensive motor home that burned next door to your place was a dead give away. :lol: The time lapse in communication without the use of cell phones was a challenge!!:-)


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Mar 22, 2018 12:48 |  #606

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I am still wondering; .do you guide moose hunters, or moose photographers?

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Used to guide some hunters but not I'm a 100% photo guide.


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Mar 22, 2018 13:21 |  #607

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Used to guide some hunters but not I'm a 100% photo guide.

Tell me where and for what ?? Interested to know


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Mar 22, 2018 19:51 |  #608

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Tell me where and for what ?? Interested to know

I currently guide for Great Grey Owls, Snowy Owls, Moose, Red Fox, black skimmer chicks, Florida animals/ birds, I will be guiding to the Falklands in 2021

For my current clients only: black Bears (highest concentration in the lower 48 and we see 50 per session), lynx in Canada, and some other places/ animals.


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Mar 22, 2018 20:35 |  #609

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Used to guide some hunters but not I'm a 100% photo guide.

That is awesome!

I don't have any problem with hunting or with anyone guiding hunters. . In fact, I was a hunter for most of my life and most of my good friends are very serious hunters. . I'd still hunt myself, except that this wildlife photography thing has taken over my life and there just isn't any time left for hunting anymore.

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I currently guide for Great Grey Owls, Snowy Owls, Moose, Red Fox, black skimmer chicks, Florida animals/ birds, I will be guiding to the Falklands in 2021.

For my current clients only: black Bears (highest concentration in the lower 48 and we see 50 per session), lynx in Canada, and some other places/ animals.

I'd love to hear about stuff you'd like to guide for, but haven't done yet ...... a 'guiding bucket list', of sorts.

There are photo trips for specific species that I have long wanted to go on, but it's hard to research them because to the best of my knowledge, no one guides photographers for these species.


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Mar 23, 2018 07:49 as a reply to  @ post 18585968 |  #610

Beautiful shot.


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Mar 23, 2018 07:54 as a reply to  @ post 18588906 |  #611

Wow. I am seeing a trend here. Did you ever think of doing Macro photography, instead of Dangerous photography? Great shot.


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Mar 23, 2018 07:55 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #612

Beautiful.


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Mar 23, 2018 09:02 |  #613

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I currently guide for Great Grey Owls, Snowy Owls, Moose, Red Fox, black skimmer chicks, Florida animals/ birds, I will be guiding to the Falklands in 2021

For my current clients only: black Bears (highest concentration in the lower 48 and we see 50 per session), lynx in Canada, and some other places/ animals.


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Mar 23, 2018 09:47 |  #614

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For my current clients only: black Bears (highest concentration in the lower 48 and we see 50 per session) . . .

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Is that at the place that Bill Lee and his wife are involved with? . The one up in Minnesota or Michigan (somewhere up there)?


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Mar 24, 2018 19:55 |  #615

Got me a Big Horn Sheep 2 day,,,need to spend more time getting varied shots.


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