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    Default Bull Elk

    I went to the coast last week looking for fish. No bright salmon or early steelhead to report but I did go on a charter boat for crab, lings and rockfish which was pretty fun. I had not done that for a couple of years and the ocean conditions and the ling bite were good so it was the time to go.

    Along the way I learned that there are some Roosevelt Elk in a couple of the drainages north of Fort Bragg. I spotted a bull grazing along a creek and stopped to get a picture. Things were going well and he grazed while I shot the first photo below. He then decided he had seen enough of me and it was time to let me know that he was the big boss on Cottoneva Creek and that I needed to move along. He grunted and made a bluff charge and before my brain got my feet moving I shot the second picture. Kind of an interesting snarl on his face. Scary stuff.



    Elk grazing and looking relaxed


    Elk snarling and looking mean


    Mouth of the Sixes River at high tide


    Needle Rock casting a long shadow


    Plenty of time to shoot the night sky in December. Seven sisters in the upper right.

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    It is always so beautiful up on the California North Coast, especially in the winter.

    Might be some King salmon in the Lower Eel, Smith or Chetco Rivers?

    I guess we need more rain to get those little rivers going for Steelhead?

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    Are you sure he wasn't saying "cheese"? Thanks for posting great pics.

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    Nice pics, thanks for sharing.

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    Great photos John. Roosevelt's are so majestic looking.

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    John,
    As always, wonderful pix. At my age, I can't believe how a "great looking rack" has changed meaning
    so quickly.
    Best,
    Larry S
    Sun Diego

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    Wonderful pictures, John. Thanks.

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