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Looking south at the Crazies.  Sorry Ronk, not the best pic, but the best I could find at the moment.

 

 

 

 

Missouri River Breaks looking north at the Little Rockies.  There are some huge elk in this area.  A couple that could be world record size.

 

Outfitters land in the Snowies looking north at the South Moccasins

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 Thank you for posting this Helo-18! I Love those pics, as I mentioned in your other thread.

I'm guessing that the top photo was taken from the Little belts, looking over the Big Belts competitor , with the Bridgers right and rear and the Crazies way off back, center and left. Does that sound about right? Just trying to get my bearings here!

 

 

 

 

                  Edited to add that I tried to correct this post twice but the word " competitor" keeps popping up in the middle of my sentences for no reason that makes any sense. I think it has something to do with that silly balloon?



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Well, I looked at the blown up picture.  It is not the best quality pic.  I think I figured out the layout though.  Right side is still the Little Belts.  Middle is the Crazies.  It is hard to tell because of the quality, but behind the Crazies are the Beartooth and Absorka Ranges.  I wish it was better quality, but I can't find a better one.  The Big Belts are farther west out of the picture.  Hope that helps with your bearings.
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I uploaded a few to the photo gallery part.  Here is a link if you want to see some of the other ones.

 

http://www.opticstalk.com/photoserver/member.aspx?id=4273

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 Yeah, that makes sense. Thanks. Sure is big beautiful country. Sigh.

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Dang that's BEAUTIFUL,

I hate Metro living, nothing worse than having so many people, living so close that, you can hear your neighbor fart, even worse when ya have to smell it.

I long for the BIG SKY COUNTRY.

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I would love to move out away from the metro areas. It is just so darn hard to find good paying work when you get away from the cities. I do my best... I live 30 minutes outside of the city, but every week it creeps farther and farther out. Ah well...

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That is the downside to Montana.  Low pay and hard to find good work.  Construction, or government work are usually the best you can find pay wise.  It is worth getting paid less to be able to live there, at least to me.  I am in Portland OR right now in helicopter flight school.  Love the flying, hate the city life.  There are more people in this city, than the entire state of Montana.  Can't wait to get back and do some guiding and hunting in November.  Maybe shoot a nice big muley my dad spotted a while back.

 

 

Guess I'll have to wait.  If anybody ever wants to hunt Montana, drop me a line, and I will recommend a few areas.

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 Ever think about supplementing your income as a semi- professional photographer?
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 I've  heard it said that if you took Montana and ironed it flat, it would encompass more area than the entire U.S east of the Mississippi.

 Those photos make that easy to believe. BTW great mulie pic, too!

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I sure could use the extra income right now.  Might have to take that suggestion Ronk.  Never heard that about MT, but I could believe it.

 

Boy, I have a good story to tell today.  Not about hunting, but I had to laugh.

 

So anyway, I am in flight school, and we get people from all over the world training out here.  I just got back from a flight to the coast and back.  Little rainy and cloudy.  And a bit bumpy in a small helicopter, but what the heck, it was only a little rain.  So I walk back to dispatch to report back in, and there was a newbie standing there with the admissions guy. 

 

The admissions guy turns to me and says, "Leave it to a Montanan to fly in this crap." 

 

Newbie says, "You really from Montana?"

 

Me "Yep."

 

Newbie "Isn't that the state with no speed limits?"  This is a typical question that Montanans get, and we have a standard response.

 

Me  "We have speed limits.  It is as fast as you horse can run!"  Now normally at this point the guy figures out your being smart, and the conversation goes normally at this point.

 

Not so normal newbie  "Really?  You guys don't use cars?  How do you get your mail?"

 

Me  "Pony Express."

 

Newbie  "So does that mean you don't have telephones or running water?

 

Me  "We have running water.  Run to the stream, fill the bucket, run back.  And we just send telegrams when we need to talk."

 

Newbie by this point is really looking confused.  I though maybe he was catching on with all of the dispatch trying not to laugh.  But I about dropped when I heard the next one.

 

Newbie  "Isn't Montana part of CANADA!?" 

 

Me Staring in disbelief.  How do you even respond to that?  I mean don't they have a No child left behind program?  Appearently they forgot one.  When I was in school, I had to memorize all the state and the respective capitals.

 

Well dispatch lost it at this point, and then he figured out I was yanking his chain.  Never caught where he was from, but I do wonder.  Feel sorry for his instructor.  That kid will probably get lost going from dispatch to the air helicopter.

 

 

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LOL!!!  Great story!  I can't imagine this prospective student would have the mental capacity to complete helicopter flight school.  Any instructor getting in the cockpit next to him must have a death wish...

 

Great pics too.  Thanks for sharing.  I'm dying to visit & hunt Montana someday.  Absolutely beautiful from what I hear.

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im sorry but eastern montana is like north dakota western half is another story a lot like my native wyoming
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Very true about eastern montana.  Only reason we don't give it to north dakota is that there are some really big deer in some areas down there.  If we could keep the hunting rights and give up the rest, it would be fine.  Central and Western Montana, on the other hand, is paradise.  Amazing views, amazing skiing, and killer hunting.  Brother just moved to Wyoming, and he said he has seen some monster elk down there as well.  Two great states.
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 Don't write off North Dakota, fellas, until you've spent some serious time in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Those Badlands are BAD!
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Very true Ronk.  Been through there once.  Rugged area.  Although I prefer the higher mountains myself.  Hard to beat hunting at 8 to 10 thousand feet.  
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Great picts & good story, do I miss flying when I see those pictures.

 

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ive hunted the badlands they arent anything like some of the gnarly terrain you would encounter in wyoming or montana, the badlands would be a burp in the system compared to some of stuff in those two states.
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Be nice Pyro, the Badlands is the only thing ND can brag about.  Plus, those of us that grew up in Montana, tell an awful lot of jokes about them NDs.  Apologies in advance to anyone from ND reading this.  I have nothing against ND, just wouldn't trade my beloved mountains for flatland.  I swear when I hit a speed bump and saw the whole state from there.  It is so flat.

Duce, if you ever what a chopper ride, let me know.  I will take anyone up.  Of course, you would have to find a way to get to Oregon where I am at now.  But once a person is out here, I'll take them up.
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Thanks I will take you up on that if I ever get there.

 

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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Be nice Pyro, the Badlands is the only thing ND can brag about.  Plus, those of us that grew up in Montana, tell an awful lot of jokes about them NDs.  Apologies in advance to anyone from ND reading this.  I have nothing against ND, just wouldn't trade my beloved mountains for flatland.  I swear when I hit a speed bump and saw the whole state from there.  It is so flat.

Duce, if you ever what a chopper ride, let me know.  I will take anyone up.  Of course, you would have to find a way to get to Oregon where I am at now.  But once a person is out here, I'll take them up.

 I think you're the first Montanan I ever knew who didn't have something against North Dakotans! Kinda like us Wisconsinites and the Flatlanders due South of us...

 Just not a lot of love lost between "us" and "them"...

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It isn't so much MT vs ND for me.  I know some good people out there.  It is more mountains vs flatland.  I don't think I could live without mountains around.  That is why I don't like ND, or much east of MT.
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Oh, I know. I was just commenting on the way people look upon others from different states or regions.  It's generally good-natured, but sometimes borders on prejudice.

 I know what you mean about mountains, too. Work and family have kept me away from them a few years, and I sometimes get powerful lonesome for the high country.

  Can't wait to take my young and growing children to the Rockies.

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