Woods Walker

Discussion in 'General Chatter & Off Topic' started by Munch007, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Munch007

    Munch007 Member

    Let me introduce you to one of the grand daddys of the woods.
    I call him "Arnold" ...
    Cause he be a flexin' ;) 20190303_162528.jpg 20190303_162610.jpg 20190303_162639.jpg
     
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  2. Munch007

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    Howdy Predators! ;)
    This weeks episode of the Woods Walker includes spring run off and ice dams. 20190310_153352.jpg
    The slabes of ice are jamming the tighter spots. 20190310_155626.jpg the melt is collected and ... 20190310_155201.jpg and off it goes to the creek.
    Pausing here and there along the way 20190310_155521.jpg Be Safe and Happy Trekking ;)
     
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  3. Munch007

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    ... one more thing I'm gonna say ... 20190310_171807.jpg with the proper footwear sloggin through spring is ooh so much nicer
    ;)
     
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  4. Masboy

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    That does look alittle wet ! thank God, I live on top a hill :p low lands for playing on,not living on :p
     
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  5. Munch007

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    Ya, the poor pup was ankle deep in ice water for a lot of the trundle. Thankfully there's a nice ridge of hills that are just north of here ... they're a little dryer. We are Walking the creek on the eastern side. Last week on the western side we encountered a coyote.
    We was scouting for a den I suspect is in the ravine wall the creek makes on western side of a Bend about a kilometer from these pics.
     
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  6. Oppie

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    Another hill top guy here, water runs off pretty quick out here, my springsadd some to it and and send it on down river to Masboy.
     
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  7. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Hey Munch, your buddy seems to have had a good time. What did he do when you saw the yote?
     
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  8. Munch007

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    Hehehe, he missed the visual.
    I was perched on the top of the ravine when I saw him, dufus was back on the trails sniffin pee. Was awesome tho, when Liko finally made my side he looks out across the ravine and scans with his nose and ears. He caught the scent exactly where the coyote popped up and I watched his eyes follow his nose and pretty much nailed the exact path of retreat the yote took. Spent a few quiet minutes watching the woods with the glasses ... they're good at disappearing ... ;)
     
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  9. Munch007

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    Woods Walking Safety Protocol tips.
    Walking around the backwoods is enjoyable and relaxing, but safety is an important constant. There is a couple of tools that I like to have with me, for several reasons ... ;) the standard compas, and the fancy gizmo one that you're bound to have with the phone in your pocket ... if you want to trust that ... or rely on your battery.
    A good bush knife and a stout Walking stick are multifunctional tools. Now up here in Canada we're kinda limited as to what we can carry around for personal protection. The last few years the suburban land of southern Ontario has seen an increase in forest wildlife.
    Big stuff, we've had black bears in this area and recently one right here in a city of 365000 people. I've seen a moose in fields that normally have deer in them. And I still swear that I saw a big cat one night down by the 401. And the coyotes, they're everywhere, mostly invisible like they like to be, but everywhere. So I've had to go and arm myself. Now keep in mind that this is Canada and the regs are stiff, this is about as much as I could walk around in the woods with, and not get handcuffed ... or other ...
    In the woods a little machete and a stout staff are perfectly reasonable for obvious reasons and can be justified in a challenge by authority. They also have wicked offensive/defensive capabilities ... in capable hands ...
    at very close range.
    Now on the street I could get away with this staff, but the lil bush knife would definitely draw attention.
    Oh well I'm good ... lol, but i'm not stupid ... won't be taking the pointy stick and pocket knife to any gun fighting ;) 20190312_192317.jpg 20190312_192334.jpg 20190312_175234.jpg 20190312_175344.jpg
     
  10. Munch007

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    ^ "Survivor Man" ... lol
    :)
     
  11. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    A man with a machete ,fighting 600lb black bear :oops: or out running it :p
     
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  12. Munch007

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    Lol, Nope that's what the spear is for
    ... I mean Walking stick lol ... me and the dog got a plan. He occupies and I jab in the butt and visa versa a few rounds and the bears usually give up ;)
    Oh, and we have jingley bells and sprays for the bears that work fabulous ... lol, something that I have NOT tried either.
    My limited experience with bears personally is to sit in the car 2hrs and watch them eat the campsite.
    .... because I had a pointy stick and a bush knife ;)
     
  13. Munch007

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    Aloha my Predator pals, well what a difference a week makes in my woods.
    All that slushy soup has drained leaving the ground silty and soft feels like Walking through 2inches of vaseline. 20190317_130201.jpg 20190317_130142.jpg
     

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  14. Munch007

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    One thing about the soft ground ...
    Makes it easier to spot the local highways ;) 20190317_130715.jpg
     

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  15. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Nice looking place ! frost is out here an I can finally walk,an drive in my yard abit without leaving some good prints.only thing the old grass is growing an getting greener.might be summer before I can run my tractor in the yard an fix up everything everyone tore up.for some reason they all like to park an drive in my yard :confused:
     
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  16. Munch007

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    Hiya Predators! Ol' Liko and me are out Woods Walking again.
    Holy Crap ... winters back! 20190331_150825.jpg all the rain yesterday turned into snow last night 20190331_154759.jpg found some interesting stuff 20190331_153620.jpg 20190331_154714.jpg some nice rubs, but no sheds yet.
    Tracked the deer to their overnight home.
     

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  17. xcaliber

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    We went out to look at a new lease today. We did not see the amount of deer signs to get excited about to the point where we thought it was worth it. Still good to get out in the woods though!
     
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  18. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Nice rub there Munch. Whats the deal with the lean-to?
     
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  19. Munch007

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    Yes, it had some very fresh rips in the bark. Hopefully I'll get lucky and find a shedded set. We have put eyes on the Buck that calls these woods home. He's a nice one
    That little shelter is exactly the same building style of one I found on the other side of the creek. I met up with a couple of young fellas in here this Winter loaded up with winter camping gear. BoyScouts out practicing the skills of Woodsmanship. I'll wager that little leanto was theirs ;)
     
  20. Munch007

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    Howdy Predators! This week from the Woods it's "Beavers and the Bigboy"
    And what a difference a week makes ... again. Gorgeous afternoon in the woods close to 20°c today. Me and my ol' pointman wandered around calling Turkeys on the Gobbler Grenade came across some very industrious Beavers 20190407_172501.jpg 20190407_172450.jpg and one of their "slipways" into the creek 20190407_172928.jpg
    Now the "Bigboy", the big buck that runs this neighborhood. My daughter and I were lucky enough to put eyes on him once. 20190407_171635.jpg 20190407_171817.jpg 20190407_172041.jpg now I realize that the mud is allowed a little bit of forward slip to the print making it appear longer, but it's minimal I assure you. Twice the size and depth than any other in the area ;)
     

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