Random Photos, Hunting Issues & National Geographic Photo Contest
Quick brief mention to all my photographing pals out there – a NGM photo contest can be found on this page.
No shopping (i.e. photoshop) That’s a darn shame I feel like I’m finally getting shopping down. dang.
Here is a photo taken about seven miles east of Colville.
And a quick photo for Bernie – for being such a good sport. (fungi finally….)
I’m not so sure about what the species of this mushroom is however, I thought it was one of the hearty types growing right on the dirt and gravel road like that.
Halloween is deadline date for the contest. (p.s. unlike other photo contests this ones this isn’t limited to amateurs so professionals can get involved as well.)
a couple of whitetails – around this time hubby and I joke about how they’ve read up on their hunting rules and regulations and thus spend all day right on the other side of privet property fence lines – these gals were no exception. It’s cool tho you can’t take down a doe without a special permit in Washington.
Meanwhile, there is a really great article (so far my all time favorite) on hunters in NGM. I know – I know – it’s not politically correct to talk about hunting or admit being one however, this is (*sigh*) finally a honest portrait of hunters who have been demonized for so dang long. Honestly speaking I like all the issues that the story raises including poaching and illegal hunting of which I’m not a real big fan. I’m also a bit concerned that wildlife management is going to be a real issue when most of today’s hunters die off. Right now they are completely dependent upon today’s hunters funds in order to manage our wildlife. Media in my opinion did all they could to create a picture of some real disturbed individuals in the late 70′s and early 80′s. This was very successful. Fundamentally what most people didn’t get (during this period) was that hunters really love the land. (They don’t spend days and hours, wiping the sweat and rain off their brows, and in the middle of nowhere because they loathe nature.) Anyway…. here is the link if you’ve got some time to dismantle.
Okay enough of me!
Filed under: Hunting and Fishing, Pacific Northwest, Photograhy, Uncategorized | 26 Comments
Tags: Bisbee Mountain, Environment, Halloween, Hunting, Kettle Falls, Kettle Falls Washington, Nature, Orient Washington, Rural, Washington, Washington State, Wildlife