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Enjoying some time off ...

Post by R.J. » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:42 am

We had the week off work ... Did some day trips ... worked around the house and lounged around the pool ... My wife and I caught up on some fine dining , local , and a few summer movies ... basically relaxed for the week ...

Headed to Mount Forest / Durham area Sunday July 13th ... with 4 of our Japanese Eng friends , that are helping with our new Plant set up / launch ..

Some pictures are from my pocket camera , so not the best quality ( kinda hazy ? ) , but OK to aid the narrative ! :lol:

Durham area has some beautiful scenery ...



We also stopped at a few farms I hunt , to have a look around ... I haven't got the trails cut yet this year , so we had to feel our way thru the grassy areas ..



We saw lots of cool things today ...

A doe on the way ...


Cool flowers and fields of Mustard Plants ..



Another large snapping turtle ...


The wheat and grain fields on the farms are growing great !... the cover is tall enough to hide all kinds of critters ...


We went to Wilmer ponds ... wanted to catch some Rainbows for dinner ..



Fished for three hours with small Panther Martin Spinners as well as standard earth worm rigs ... the guys caught their first fish in Canada !





Ended up with nine fish total ... here are six plump pan sized beauty's


The previous picture doesn't show much detail of the fish ... this one shows more deatil of their beautiful markings ...


Had a great day ... the weather was perfect ... I snapped a few fun shots as well ...

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An eye level veiw of the farm fields !


Here are some other cool shots I got at the farm ...

Caught a cool frame of a rabbit crossing the farm lane , with his reflection in a puddle at forground ..


A small painted turtle and a yound wood duck sun together ...


A bull frog .... about to launch from his perch ...


Still scouting for some Late July / Early August , velvet buck pictures ... I will keep you posted !
See Ya. ... R.J. > " Remember , Trophies are measured by the time and energy expended to get them , not the size or quantity of the quarry "

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Post by Big John » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:52 am

Very Cool pic's RJ! 8)
Look's like they had a good time.
Did Jon talk to you about October 20 -22?
Anyhow keep the pic's coming. :)
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Post by Digger » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:55 am

Great pics Rick, you've got a super eye.
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Post by groundpounder » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:49 pm

No need to complain about using a pocket camera RJ. Your pictures would be awesome if you used the homemade carboard box and opened the flap for a shutter. I especially like the rabbit with its reflection shot!
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Post by Sandman » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:47 pm

Very nice pics RJ~!
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Post by dick195252 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:38 pm

Fantastic Pictures 8) Thank You for shareing :)
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Post by chris4570 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:00 pm

Great pics RJ!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Post by wabi » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:07 pm

Very nice!
Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

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Post by saxman » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:23 am

Good pictures.I like them all but the duck and the turtle is my favorite.Looks like they are having a stand off for sunnin rights.

Duck - SO,Youv'e finally come out of your shell
Turtle - Yeah,theres a duck on my log
Duck - Ah,whose log? no need to be shellfish
Turtle - stop ducking the issue,quacker
Duck - Bottom dweler
Turtle - water turkey

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Post by ehntr » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:01 pm

Very entertaining....thanks.
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Post by diesel » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:46 pm

great pics thanks for sharing.

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Post by ranger66 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:36 pm

The first 2 pics of the bridge and river are nice, you should have tried fishing there, the Beatty Saugeen there is one of my favorite brookie spots. oops, did I just give out a hot spot, lol.

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Post by R.J. » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:56 pm

Thanks all ... Yep , always looking for some unique shots ..

And Yep the beauty Saugeen and Rocky Saugeen are some of my favorites spots !

We use to get some awsome Spec's in the Rocky Saugeen back in the 80's ... then they had a silt spill that nearly wiped them out ...
See Ya. ... R.J. > " Remember , Trophies are measured by the time and energy expended to get them , not the size or quantity of the quarry "

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Post by N8tr Boy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:21 pm

Nice pics. Crops are looking good this year for wildlife and livestock, if they can get in the fields with all this rain. Why did the rabbit cross the road? Maybe he was late for the party with the wood duck and turtle.

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Post by Brampton Mike » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:18 am

:lol: Awesome pics RJ!!! Brampton Mike 8)
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