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Malachai Constant
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PostMon Nov 25, 2019 9:48 am 
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I have a game cam in Issaquah for a while it seemed like we were in the Aussie outback. In the past few years we have had an increase in bobcats and coyotes as well as more coons. There also have been a lot of barred owls at all hours including a family of five. The number of rabbits is way down also. I have also noted an increase of Douglas squirrels at the expense of Eastern Grays. All to the better in my opinion. I hope my removal of English Ivy from the property.

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PostMon Nov 25, 2019 9:57 am 
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The Teanaway wolves are an interesting case. We'd heard persistent rumors of wolves in there all through the 90s from at least once source that was extremely credible. My feeling was that the official F&W hand was finally forced on a situation that had existed for quite some time, and will most likely continue to burble along in spite of people's excitement over them in any given direction.

In any case, there's a ton of game in there or else all the predators that are already there year after year couldn't survive. And next time you see those Teanaway range cows, imagine all the years they've been doing battle with every kind of hungry meat eater to get their calves grown... I don't recommend tangling with them!

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PostMon Nov 25, 2019 5:17 pm 
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My wife likes to leave carrots out in the back yard for the rabbits.† We used to see them visit during day but not in a while.† Seemed something larger was eating the carrots as an entire bag would be devoured by morning.†

Well, now I know what happened to the wabbits!   Just havenít been seeing as many the last year or so.    .....Then again, it could be the resident Ďotes, though I havenít been hearing them as much lately.

Did have an owl sighting coming down Cougar last evening.  Nice.

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PostMon Nov 25, 2019 5:30 pm 
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We are hearing owls hooting at night which I don't recall in the past. I wonder if that's why we're seeing less rabbits during the day to the extent the owls are reducing their numbers?

Last night while I was soaking...

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PostTue Nov 26, 2019 12:17 pm 
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Tom wrote:
We are hearing owls hooting at night which I don't recall in the past. I wonder if that's why we're seeing less rabbits during the day to the extent the owls are reducing their numbers?

I have noticed more rabbits at my place over the last 1-2 years.  Nothing scientific - could be I've just been more observant.  Likewise, I have seen/heard more owls too.  Canine and feline sightings/sign are about the same as other years.  Add in an assortment of snakes, falcons, jays, ravens, hawks, eagles and turkey vultures - it's not a pleasant place to be rodent or lagomorph.

BTW - is it illegal or considered bad practice to bait your game cam?  I noticed that the bears seem to be attracted to BPG's scent.  Maybe it's the huckleberry pie he just ate.
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PostTue Nov 26, 2019 2:15 pm 
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I don't know about baiting regs.  We'd throw the carrots out there whether or not we have a game camera - I've been told feeding the rabbits is non-negotiable.  Happy wife, happy life.
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PostTue Nov 26, 2019 4:12 pm 
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Sorry Tom, I didn't mean to imply that you were doing anything wrong by putting carrots out for the bunnies.  It was something I've been curious about for a while - mainly bcs I was considering it for larger game.
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PostWed Nov 27, 2019 5:26 am 
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Mineral salt is commonly used or apples. There is a limit to the amount.
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PostThu Nov 28, 2019 9:34 pm 
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Thanks BPG and Sky Hiker.

At certain times of the year (the past 2 weeks for example) I end up with a lot of dead mice, sometimes 6-8 a day/night.  I have a few places on my property that I deposit them as hors d'oeuvres for the coyotes and cats.  The mice are always gone the next day.  I see lots of bear, canine, feline, elk and deer sign and I have a pretty good idea of their routes so I have thought too long about putting out a few cameras.  It's good to know the "dos and don'ts" - thanks!
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PostSun Dec 01, 2019 7:12 pm 
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Nice shots!   How great to finally get some pictures!    Cool!

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PostSun Dec 01, 2019 7:26 pm 
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Like it or not, they are back. Out skiing yesterday I came upon signs of a sizable pack in the snow. Kinda spooky but fascinating at the same time.
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PostSun Dec 01, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Hat tip, sir! Whole fam passing my phone around tonight looking at those. smile.gif

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PostSun Dec 01, 2019 8:25 pm 
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Those are some fat and furry wolves! That is so exciting that they finally walked in front of your game cam!
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PostSun Dec 01, 2019 8:55 pm 
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Nice job finally getting footage of those wolves!  Way to stick with it!  Congrats!   party.gif  borank.gif
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i think this is the best thread on NWH, all time. i had no idea this amount of activity occurred out there.

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