Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Old photos

Just reminiscing over some old hunting pictures of Tucker and I came upon these old photographs. They were taken with an old camera that wasn't digital.
This first picture was taken while Tucker was pointing what I thought was chukars. When I got to the brush this is what was staring back at me.
This was a spring outing when Tucker, Dakota and I came upon a fawn. Mama wasn't too happy with our presence and continually charged the dogs trying to get them to leave.

In this last group of pictures, I was hunting with Tucker and we approached a herd of elk. We hung back until the herd moved over the ridge and then went back to hunting. Suddenly this lone yearling stood up and watched Tucker and me. It seemed fearless so I took a series of pictures wondering how close I could get. The only thing I can figure is that the elk was fast asleep while the others left and when he woke up he didn't know how to react without the rest of the herd. In the last photo I backed up and made Tucker stand by the elk, which he wasn't real happy about. 

4 comments:

wingnut said...

You sure have some extraordinary encounters Larry..

larry szurgot said...

I've been very fortunate. My family and job have let me spend so much time in the outdoors.

Pete said...

Larry, those are some great pictures. It sure is great being outdoors, isn't it? You never know what you'll see.

larry szurgot said...

No you don't. And about the time you think you've seen it all you get another surprise. About three weeks ago I jumped a four point muley while chukar hunting. I actually saw the right sde drop. I walked over to the snow and picked the antler up still amazed at what I had just seen.