Montana on my mind

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2009/07/14 10:25:16 (permalink)

Montana on my mind

Just got back from a 10 day trip to Montana.  I went to see a good buddy who moved out there last December.  It was an awesome trip.  Lots of breathtaking scenery.
Welcome to Big Sky Country

Lots of friends in Montana

High peaks in the Rockies


Mountain fauna and flora



The Mighty Missouri River - caught a nice rainbow here....


The Blackfoot river near Lincoln, MT - had to keep an eye open for Griz...

A high mountain lake (6500 ft)

The grayling were hitting in the high mountain lake

A few shots of Yellowstone - a real hot spot

A nice Yellowstone elk


If you ever get the chance to go to Montana and to go to Yellowstone go.  It is well worth the effort.

pax vobiscum +
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    pxatim
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 10:32:28 (permalink)
    Nice trip Bug...thanks for taking the time to share them.
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 10:55:49 (permalink)
    great pictures bug!
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 11:02:20 (permalink)

    I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck...or possibly even a "recreational vehicle."

    --Sam Neill, The Hunt for Red October
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 11:02:56 (permalink)
    Nice, Bughawk.
     
    The Blackfoot is my favorite Montana River that I've fished.
     
    Early August, pulled into the put in spot with the raft, 7:00 am, 32 degrees.  By 11:30 am it was 85 degrees.  hee hee.
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 11:08:13 (permalink)
    Freakin Awesome, my wifes grandmother is from there and visits every year, I gotta tag along one time. The grayling catch is awesome, would make a nice mount !
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 11:33:19 (permalink)
    Thanks for sharing Bug.  Looks like a wonderful trip.

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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 11:52:33 (permalink)
    Nice Bug, I haven't been there for 15 years..... it may be time to go back.
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 18:41:44 (permalink)
    Outstanding pictures Bug! Magazine quality.

    My Wife said, if I go fish'n one more time, she'll leave me! God, I'm going to miss her!
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 20:24:51 (permalink)
    Bug , love the pics , glad you had a great time in Big Sky Country. I cant wait to try it someday . Awesome stuff!!

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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 20:54:12 (permalink)
    nice!

    good to see you around...
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 21:15:59 (permalink)
    wow..... beautiful pics.So thats where you've been.
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 22:04:30 (permalink)
    Very nice Dave. Thanks for sharing with us. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 23:45:38 (permalink)
    Bug,
    I haven't been there in 30 years but you can believe where my NEXT vacation will be. I have a friend who lives below Twin Falls Idaho.

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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/14 23:49:14 (permalink)
    I just did some checking and the pronghorn looks to be at least a 12" maybe a 14"; definately a trophy and the Elk, a 6x6, with two splayed #2's is really a trophy. Look at the brow tines on that elk.

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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/15 10:29:11 (permalink)
    I did the same trip last year.  When we were horseback riding in Montana, I felt like Gary Cooper.  Beautiful - Big Sky.  On a float trip on the snake river, in 5 feet of water you could see every pebble on the bottom.  I'd love to go back for a float flyfishing trip - looks like a blast.
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/15 19:03:55 (permalink)
    nice pics Bug have been there 6 or 7 times fishing & visiting my son in Great Falls but he is getting out of the air force next month & moving to pa for a while, it will be great to have him home but it was great to visit him also it is a great place glad you made the trip
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    Bughawk
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/15 19:18:37 (permalink)
    A few more pictures.

    Small beauties are everywhere




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    Families are everywhere


    Falling water - The Yellowstone river





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    post edited by Bughawk - 2009/07/15 19:22:08

    pax vobiscum +
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    RE: Montana on my mind 2009/07/15 19:37:57 (permalink)
    Totally awesome!
    I've been to Montana (Kallispel) on business, but never for pleasure! I'd really like to get out there one day!

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