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PostWed Mar 22, 2023 9:41 pm 
The carcass looks fresh, but how did the big bone get cleaned off so well? What do you think it was?

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PostThu Mar 23, 2023 4:42 am 
puzzlr wrote:
The carcass looks fresh, but how did the big bone get cleaned off so well? What do you think it was?
The kill was fresh. A day old. That's an old bone. I found the remains of 2 separate elk in the area. Looking @ the size of that elk femur bone, I'd guess a mature bull.

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PostFri Mar 24, 2023 12:58 pm 
The lion came back to that kill the night before last. I put a trailcam on the cache yesterday afternoon. Hopefully there is enough meat left on the carcass that's worth the effort for it to return. Stay tuned

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PostSun Mar 26, 2023 8:49 am 
I decided to take a different path to that lion cache & check out some more territory. Nature hangs on. At first glance you'd think this fallen cedar tree was dead, or, should have died.
Bears are out
Still lots of snow patches scattered about and I cut some wolf tracks
When I arrive @ the lion cache I can see it had been disturbed again. Took a closer look. All that was left, was the stomach of that Mule Deer.
The rest of the carcass was gone. I searched the area for a bit and found these. Something had plucked the ears right off the head
I eventually found the remains

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PostTue Mar 28, 2023 4:57 pm 
A wolf finds the lion cache but doesn't approach
The lion shows up 12 minutes after the wolf. Does not feed
The wolf returns about 2 hours later and still refuses to feed. The light on my camera was making both predators wary The wolf returns and decides to feed around 7:00 am

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PostTue Mar 28, 2023 5:28 pm 
Wow! So amazing and well done! Was this filmed in Washington? The last Wolf capture had me running through the house with my laptop, tracking down my wife! The Cougar! Purely chilling. Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your work. B

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PostTue Mar 28, 2023 5:50 pm 
Ok, Roslyn. A few years ago we came across wolf tracks on the on Iron's S-SW Ridge. They were mixed with deer and I believe Mountain Goats. That's when I discovered there was a Teanaway Pack. B

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PostWed Mar 29, 2023 6:18 am 
Now I Fly wrote:
Wow! So amazing and well done! Was this filmed in Washington? The last Wolf capture had me running through the house with my laptop, tracking down my wife! The Cougar! Purely chilling. Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your work. B
I stomp around in the Teanaway frequently. I'm getting to know it intimately This wolf is located outside of a established wolf pack territory There is alot going on with that wolf territory. Some would say it's good & some would say it's bad Anyway, there was still some meat left on that carcass, so, I re-cached it. Let see what happens

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PostWed Apr 05, 2023 6:44 pm 
Returned to the new cache. Undisturbed. I try to take different routes just to investigate new landscape. I discovered this. The skull & some other bones about 10 feet away in a depression. Can't figure out what happened here. Where this cow elk actually laid down & died ( this looks staged, but it's not ) Hunters who can't follow a blood trail or who give up on finding a wounded animal, have no business hunting. This is frustrating!

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PostThu Apr 06, 2023 2:18 pm 
Recuperate from fall. frown.gif

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PostFri Apr 07, 2023 8:32 am 
GREAT VIDEO WORK! My winter goal is to refine my kit in the never ending pursuit of whatever "ultra light" means. Maybe I could claim to have finally come up with a definition that folks could consensify around? On a side note, does weight count if you carry it in your hand? How about pocket items ? Honestly, all kidding aside, I now figure everything worn, carried, dragged or teleported counts as weight. Oh yeah working on losing 12 pounds from my body.....

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PostThu May 11, 2023 4:23 pm 
Returned to the cache. Turkey vultures found it
& the wolf returns

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PostSun May 21, 2023 8:38 pm 
Rewind. I re-cached that cougar kill. I drug what remained of the carcass about 100 feet from the original kill site. I bound the Mule Deer's hooves to a tree making sure that whatever visited wouldn't / couldn't get snared in the small length of cord. It's a technique used to capture better footage. Vultures, ravens, coyotes & a bear visited. The wolf returned at night but never scavenged. It returned again 5 days ago. This solo wolf is hanging around outside of a established ( now vacant ) wolf pack territory and it'll be interesting & fun to document what happens next.

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PostSun Aug 13, 2023 3:41 pm 
Went out a couple days ago. This bull still has some velvet on the rear side of his antlers

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PostTue Nov 28, 2023 8:29 pm 
Back @ it
Old scat
Old scat
River bottoms
River bottoms
Ledges & overhangs
Ledges & overhangs
Ledges & overhangs
Ledges & overhangs
Ledges & overhangs
Ledges & overhangs
Ledges & overhangs
Ledges & overhangs
old scat
old scat
Fresh lion scat
Fresh lion scat
Warming up
Warming up

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