Saturday, September 27, 2008

Searching for Blue Grouse in Colorado

Traveled to Eagle Co in search of Blue Grouse in the mountains.

Although the season is almost over, the weather is sooo nice Libby and I decided to go and give it a try.

Libby is checking along the road, it so happens the aspens are in their full fall color.
We did not have any luck finding the grouse But, we took a few pictures of the colors.

Libby along a tree line hunting for Blue Grouse

I am a sucker for mountain creeks and streams here is one next to a spot that you can camp next to

Video of a stream in the White national forest near Sylvan Lake state park

Although we did not find any grouse, the travels along the roads were beautiful, and we were able to find camping spots on forest service land and hunting spots for next year.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Update of the Goats event

Sorry for the late post.

A few pics of the event and a couple videos of the auction

Picture of our camp at the Goat gatering Salida Colorado

Video of the auction of a print generated by Ashley Goodnow of a Rocky Mountain goat

High bid was $110.00 to go to the IORMG foundation

A full size grizzly bear rug sells for $800.00

More information about the Goats

"Ol' Goats" help students and wildlife
A male Rocky Mountain'Billie' goat sheds his winter goat.:A female (Nannie) Rocky Mountain goat photographed near the top of Mt. Evans with several kids.:A Nannie with her kid show excellent balance at 14,000 feet.:";
Contributed by: Joe McDaniel on 6/12/2006
The International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats is active in Colorado but not many know about it. Inspired by our noble high-country Rocky Mountain goat, the order was founded in Salida, Colo. 40 years ago by a group of wildlife enthusiasts with several important shared beliefs.
"The order shall be a society of good sportsmen who are congenial, conservation-minded, promoting mutual respect among sportsmen and landowners, abidance of wildlife regulations, conservation of wildlife and particularly the noble Rocky Mountain Goat, and who hold to the American Way of Life."
The Order has grown to hundreds of member Ol' Goats, with chapters (called herds) throughout the United States and in England. Chapter leaders are referred to as "Herdsires."
Wayne Teel, of Parker has been a member for more than three years. He enthusiastically talks about some of the activities of The Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation which provides valuable scholarships each year to students majoring in wildlife biology or wildlife management. Currently there are two students being supported at Colorado State University and another at the University of Michigan. Candidates must go through a rigorous screening process to qualify for grants.
IORMG also supports the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, donating $5,000 last year, to help with operating costs, food, supplies, etc., for its Rocky Mountain goat exhibit. As a result of an arduous research project, the Order gathered enough early references (some from the early 1800s) to verify the presence of the goat in Colorado. The Colorado Wildlife Commission was able to officially declare the Rocky Mountain goat as native to the state. This official proclamation has allowed the Division of Wildlife and the Order to introduce new herds into new areas in the Rockies without complications from Federal wildlife regulations.
Members also help wildlife agencies in conducting accurate counts of herds, in supporting wildlife educational programs, in tagging projects and in improving habitat.
The scores of "herds" hold monthly meetings or "waterholes" . . . often a luncheon with a speaker or a film on a wildlife topic. The local herd meets for lunch at noon on the first Friday of each month at the American Legion #1 Post near Interstate 25 and Yale.
If you have an interest in the outdoors and wildlife, and in making a positive contribution to the vital preservation and future health of the goat and other native species, you should consider the worthwhile International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats.
To learn how you might become an Ol' Goat, contact Wayne Teel at 303-841-3599. For information about the fascinating goat, Oreamnos americanus, go to

Friday, September 5, 2008

Rocky Mountain Goats wadi day 1

Jim and Lee Elling

for Chris and Rob, Fred's beard is a little shorter this year, he shaved for three months this year, promises to have the long one next year

Rocky ( the Bronco's leprechaun)
is camped next to us..
Picture of him selling his poetry of the Rocky Mountain National Park

Amount of firewood for the night, most was gone by morning,

Thursday, September 4, 2008

International Order of Rock Mountain Goats

Left 9 am from Denver to attend the WADI in Salida Colorado on us forest service land for 5 days boondocking.


The Rocky Mountain Goats have herds this one is from Colorado

Herd from the great northwest.

more to come

Dove Hunting

Went to Nebraska to do some dove hunting, over the labor day weekend, stopped at
Cabala's not too impressed with their stuff lately, only bought socks..

stayed overnight there, the next morning I noticed the tires were low on air pressure, I was without a tire chuck, went to a nearby Wal-Mart and purchased a tire chuck for the small air compressor we carry in the trailer, using the 110 volt inverter, we had the tires pumped up in no time.

Arrived in Wauneta, on Friday and set up camp with friend Jeff,

We (Libby & I) were invited to another friend in the area to watch the huskers, they had to get payper view to watch a husker game. (go figure)

Saturday, scouted for new dove hunting spots, found a couple. started a 5 am

Monday, left for the hunting spot at 5 am started at sunrise, had limit of doves in 2 hours

Tuesday left in the morning and went back home, to catch up with business and restock for the Rocky Mountain Goats trip in Salida Co

Now is the time for travel and hunting again ..Yea!!!

Our first trip not too far away to play with all of the new stuff with the trailer..

Jackson Res. in Wiggins Colorado

trying out a new wire fence that folds up for traveling with dogs, works very well..

Took August 23rd to 24th for much needed rest.

Only bad thing is lots of mosquitoes