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  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Get One Now

    WANT THE LATEST ?
    WANT THE GREATEST ?
    be first in the hood
    IT'S GRAPHENE  &  YOU NEED IT
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    .. Are you tired of having a rod that everyone else has? Are you sick of a rod that only costs $600.00? Do you want a two handed rod that is way overkill for the fishing you usually do?
    .. Mackenzie is producing the rod for you. Sadly you'll have to wait just a small  bit of time. It's currently sold out. You local feather merchant has not even heard of it.
    .. No one on the big water of the Columbia River, Missouri River, Snake River, Deschutes River, or your neighborhood puddle has one.
    .. You should get in line. Get bragging rights and blaze a new frontier in fly rod technology.
    .. Want fast smooth effortless casting? Want quick recovery? Want light weight to save your "Spey Elbow?" Want it all?
    .. Check the video!
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    WALLPAPER:   SOUTHERN STYLE

    Friday, May 13, 2016

    BIG TIME

    A FULL ISSUE
    3 Years In The Making
    bozeman writer leads
    LIKE IT WAS AND IS
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    .. David Quammen, a Bozeman Resident, is the principle author of a special issue of National Geographic Magazine.
    .. This month's offering, (LINK 1,) was three years in the making. It highlights the history of Yellowstone National Park and it's reflection of our American Psyche in this birthday year.


    .. This is a gargantuan issue and is a must read for Those with more than just a passing interest in Yellowstone National Park.

    Courtesy: Jonathan Blair / National Geographic
    .. The issue addresses many of the concerns and controversies surrounding the park. It draws the very obvious line between Yellowstone National Park and our culture's view of wild places.
    .. There are still a few wild places in the park but not where most visitors travel.


    ..The business of "TOURING" in Yellowstone has grown rapidly in the last couple of decades. Disney, National Geographic, and foreign and regional concessionaires have boosted their offerings.
    .. Winter in the park has become so popular and accessible that limits on visitation have been imposed.
    .. Animal encounters have accelerated at a pace with the love of the park engendered by these growth areas. Where is Alston Chase? (LINK 2, LINK 3.)
    .. Now that we've taken to eradicating one invasive species of fish in order to save another invasive species fish, who knows where the the visitor will go to find the "WILD YELLOWSTONE?"
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    .. By the way, there's not much color in the moderate runoff waters of the park. We're going to check the best spots - right after breakfast and a nap. Film at eleven.
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    WALLPAPER: CHEDDAR CHEESE OMELETTE


    Wednesday, May 04, 2016

    MURDER

    R.I.P.  SCARFACE
    Old Man Murdered
    yellowstone icon: gone

    Washington Post Video
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    .. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has confirmed that the male grizzly bear shot in late November 2015 was the bear known to researchers as No. 211. No. 211 was killed in the Little Trail Creek drainage north of Gardiner, Montana on the Gallatin National Forest, an event under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    Courtesy Billings Gazette
    .. No. 211 was recognizable because of distinctive scars on the right side of his face likely the result of typical fights with other male grizzlies for females during mating season or to claim deer and elk carcasses.
    .. No. 211 was known to many photographers and wildlife watchers. For this reason, his life was often documented in the media.
    .. He was captured, collared and released by biologists 17 times, making him “one of the most studied bears,” in the region.
    .. By last fall, those scientists were warning that Scarface might not make it through the winter: He’d dropped from a peak of 600 pounds to 338 pounds. At 25 years old, he was elderly.
    .. Scarface was first captured in 1993, when he was a “sub-adult” bear weighing 150 pounds.
    .. At his peak, Scarface tipped the scales at about 600 pounds, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. But he’d grown emaciated in recent years. Less than 5 percent of male grizzlies live to the age of 25.
    .. Scarface owed much of his fame to the scuffles with other bears — over females, carcasses and dominance — that had made his face so recognizable, and that had so destroyed his right ear that it flopped over. Photographers, in particular, have sung his praises — and, in recent days, angrily mourned his loss.
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    FROM JOHN  --  LINK TO PHOTO STORY

    New Tech

    SOON FOR TROUT ?
    Are You Available ?
    need a two handed rod

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    Friday, April 29, 2016

    While Rome Burns

    NERO GOT BAD RAP
    We Certainly Will Not
    got a decade or two ?
    Deoxgenation due to climate change is already detectable in some parts of the ocean. New research from NCAR finds that it will likely become widespread between 2030 and 2040. Other parts of the ocean, shown in gray, will not have detectable loss of oxygen due to climate change even by 2100. (Image courtesy Matthew Long, NCAR)

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    .. The oceans are in deep doo doo. And it's our fault.
    .. Lacustrine and fluvial measures to save such species as Steelhead and Salmon, may be all for naught as the oceans warm.
    .. And, warm they are becoming. An AGU publication details research findings that show a critical threshold for oxygen absorption in the oceans is approaching in the near term.
    .. This is not hundreds of years in the future but is with us now and may be critical within 10 to 15 years.
    .. Some vast areas of our oceans may soon become uninhabitable for the marine species that depend on them.
    .. Areas along the west coast of North America and some areas surrounding Hawaii will probably be significantly affected by 2030 or 2040. Some of us will live to see those days.
    .. The study is based on landmark simulations run on supercomputers that have for the first time factored in the natural variability in the cycles of oxygen absorption and deoxygenation.
    .. Just thought you'd like to know.
    Resources
    >> AtmosNews 
    >> Heraldnet 
    >> US News  
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    WALLPAPER: FISH OF THE FUTURE                                             FARM FRESH TILAPIA - MOJARRA FRITA

    Congress Votes

    BISON ON AGENDA
    Ignore Split Supreme Court
    our tax dollars at rest
    "Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite"
    . . . . . de Maistre's Lettres et Opuscules Inédits


    WALLPAPER:    THE NATIONAL MAMMAL ??
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    .. The United States House Of Representatives has passed the NATIONAL BISON LEGACY ACT.
    .. The United States Senate passed a similar bill in December but it was a bit different. Now our elected representatives will spend some time and money and photo opportunities in the reconciliation of the two bills before they become law.
    .. We enjoy the bison in the neighborhood. Visiting fisher folk love to tell stories about dodging the hefty critters as they sneak from their car to the water.
    .. The bison is deserving of special mention in our cultural and historical heritage. Bravo for the bison.
    .. We, (yes every voter among us,) elected the members of congress. We, collectively and individually, are getting what we deserve in the infantile and ignorant behavior of our representatives. They are us.
    .. At this moment in time they, (we,) feel that the bison is far more important than a United States Supreme Court Nomination - to a divided court. Bless their, (our,) sweet bippies.
    .. We, (not they.) find it quite amusing that a small coalition of bisocentric groups can prod congress to act at this moment (LINK Z.)
    .. "NOW" is an interesting moment in the fractious sociopolitical landscape where the American populous is so concerned with our national hubris that they have lost sight of national and world happenings. Bless our sweet bippies.
    .. We salute the bison. We live with them daily. They are cherished neighbors and should be recognized for their place in our heritage. People across our country should learn their story and their history, (much longer than ours on this continent - including latifrons and priscus  antiquus.)
    .. We also salute our esteemed members of congress for their diligence in putting important national matters of state in their place.
    .. We've got our priorities in order. It's time to take a nap and ignore politics and bison. We're as fat, dumb, and happy as the rest of the electorate. After the nap we're going fishing.
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    SALUTE TO BISON
    WALLPAPERS

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