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duckypaddler
11-06-2013, 01:27 PM
This was posted several weeks back on another forum, but thought my friends here might have some interest:eek:

http://gosmokies.knoxnews.com/profiles/blogs/sparring-partner

Be safe out there:biggrin:

No Hackle
11-06-2013, 02:08 PM
That's one of the craziest things I have ever seen.
Lynn

duckypaddler
11-06-2013, 02:27 PM
That's one of the craziest things I have ever seen.
Lynn

Any chance you are free Friday to show me how to chase a Brown or two? :biggrin: I know it's short notice, so no problem if your not free

No Hackle
11-06-2013, 04:31 PM
Any chance you are free Friday to show me how to chase a Brown or two? :biggrin: I know it's short notice, so no problem if your not free
I've have to work but am thinking going up after church on sunday. Don't know if that's going to happen yet if it does I have to be back by 4. I'm off next Thursday if you want to go. I got a good one yesterday and fishing should get a little better if we get a little rain. Waters awfully low.
Lynn

chechem
11-08-2013, 08:07 AM
This was posted several weeks back on another forum, but thought my friends here might have some interest:eek:

http://gosmokies.knoxnews.com/profiles/blogs/sparring-partner

Be safe out there:biggrin:

Crazy. The guy could have been killed!

AL trout bum
11-08-2013, 03:11 PM
I wonder who won?

NDuncan
11-08-2013, 11:29 PM
Coming soon to a Cade's cove near you...

SmokyMt4runner
11-15-2013, 10:33 PM
Bad news......they put the elk down today!

No Hackle
11-15-2013, 11:29 PM
I've seen so many people feed the elk. It was just a matter of time before an incident would cost one it's life. Maybe some awareness will come from it.

Lynn

JoeFred
11-16-2013, 01:17 AM
http://www.smokystreams.com/mbpics/thread17229_pic1.jpg
The boys know full well this is not a completely enclosed pen. They're just hoping us tourists don't figure it out. :smile:
JF

NDuncan
11-16-2013, 08:44 AM
I've seen so many people feed the elk. It was just a matter of time before an incident would cost one it's life. Maybe some awareness will come from it.

Lynn

Yeah I really don't know why the rangers turn the other way when people drive in with a pickup bed full of hay. Seen it multiple times, yes with rangers out on the road too.

The elk in the incident above looked to be about the age and size of the young males that last year in an elk jam were all simultaneously feeding from a white truck with nc plates and then one walked over to my car and I thought he was going to stick his head in my drivers side window- probably wanted to know what food I had brought him.

No Hackle
11-16-2013, 11:08 AM
Yeah I really don't know why the rangers turn the other way when people drive in with a pickup bed full of hay. Seen it multiple times, yes with rangers out on the road too.

The elk in the incident above looked to be about the age and size of the young males that last year in an elk jam were all simultaneously feeding from a white truck with nc plates and then one walked over to my car and I thought he was going to stick his head in my drivers side window- probably wanted to know what food I had brought him.
I know the rangers are limited with the cuts made but I would think this would be a high priority with the park. They've spent so much money on the elk it would be a shame to see it go by the way of the red wolf project.
Lynn

NDuncan
11-18-2013, 10:44 AM
I know the rangers are limited with the cuts made but I would think this would be a high priority with the park. They've spent so much money on the elk it would be a shame to see it go by the way of the red wolf project.
Lynn

Yeah I get what you are saying, but since I have seen rangers standing around or parked in their cars in the valley while people are feeding the elk. So this isn't an example of not enough resources. The rangers were already there, no wait, were already getting paid for sitting there, yet not doing anything about it.

The-Sasquatch
11-18-2013, 11:08 PM
Man....gotta respect the wildlife! Our elk herd in northern PA isn't as strong as Cataloochee, but we have flat landers coming up to the hills doing the same old tish. They do it with bears too. It's only a matter of time before an elk or a bear turns and mauls someone. Wild animals are wild animals. They should be treated as such. Ask Timothy Treadwell :eek:

flyman
11-21-2013, 10:57 PM
There's not enough money in the world to wipe out stupidity. I knew it was coming. They allow too much access to the animals and the plan to contain them in a valley that small was doomed from the start.:frown: Another example of intervention where the animal looses because of our behavior.