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    Quote Originally Posted by FredFogg View Post
    Nope, I will be buying what ever cheap ass diet cola they sell in CO!
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    Can't wait for next week. I will be in Alamosa for T-day, (my parents grew up there), so it's a second home to me. This is my first meet- what are the must-see events? Let's hear your tips for a NAFA meet virgin.

    Ps, I'm volunteering 150 acres of my family's private land outside the city if any of you crazies wanna catch some critters with you're critters. Hopefully that pays my registration fee
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    Jahkristjanfari, sent you a PM.
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    And the journey begins! See you all here!
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    Same here...
    I'm flying out tomorrow morning. See you all soon!
    Can't wait!
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    I'm driving up tomorrow morning. Its an 8 hour drive for me.
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    I posted the weather report for the next ten days in Alamosa yesterday ,, anybody seen the post I cant seem to find it ??
    as people were asking what kinds of clothing to bring
    Last edited by Roper; 11-20-2013 at 09:18 AM. Reason: corrections
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roper View Post
    I posted the weather report for the next ten days in Alamosa yesterday ,, anybody seen the post I cant seem to find it ??
    as people were asking what kinds of clothing to bring
    It's in the thread, "alamosa and what to wear."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roper View Post
    I posted the weather report for the next ten days in Alamosa yesterday ,, anybody seen the post I cant seem to find it ??
    as people were asking what kinds of clothing to bring
    saw it

    Heading out zero dark thirty Friday morning. see y'all. Travel safe!!!
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    So excited to head out this Saturday! I'm jealous of those that have already started their trip.
    So question for those who are more familiar with Colorado, Given the choice between taking a route on I70 and then through Salida or going through Grand Junction and then through Montrose to reach Alamosa, which would the Coloradains recommend?

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    It be gettin' cold this week! DAMN! I have to completely rethink the clothes i was bringing...ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRedig View Post
    It be gettin' cold this week! DAMN! I have to completely rethink the clothes i was bringing...ha
    now ya know why I /Mario don't wanna stand out there til zero dark thirty
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    Thursday 6am. Birds are loaded and I think all else that I will need for the NAFA meet. Fast breakfast with the wife and I'll be out of here by 6:30. Hope all of you have a safe trip and we'll see you in Alamosa.
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    Arrived at the hotel about 20 minutes ago. Rooms are nice, but, not fancy. The weather is very overcast and cool. I have a non smoking room, but, step out into the hallway and it really smells like cigerattes. Gonna head down town and check the joint out.
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    Woke up around 2 am and looked out the window. It was snowing and the snow is still falling 2 hours later.
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    I fly into Denver tomorrow morning early... if that snow keeps falling I'm gonna have an exciting drive down to Alamosa in a little compact rental car! I hope to see y'all by 1:30pm... I'm excited to get out there!
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    Well, its 7:45 am and its still snowing. I drove {slide} over to WalMart and the roads were defiantly slippery. The snow plows have been working all morning, so, traffic is still moving. The cold really made the birds lose weight last night, so, they are about 15 grams lighter than what I normally fly them at. They spent the night in the trailer.
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    Spent a great evening with Saluki and his beautiful family & friends in there lovelly home in Nm, eating REAL mexican & drinking a keg of ale
    Be heading out to Alamosa today following MrRedig....SEE YALL SOON !

    Thanks Paul
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    There was a plan to come over but other things got in the way ,drive safely as there's a few having accidents enroute, never assume a gritted road is just a wet road!

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    So far the weather has been very "winter wonderland". I for one, love it. Quarry abounds, friends everywhere, it's the morning of day 3 here and it's already been an awesome week! Supposed to clear off and turn gorgeous, hopefully today.

    Smaller turnout for sure, but man it feels like family around here. Let's get this party started!
    -Jeff
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    Jim?! So the only picture we get from the NAFA meet is the snow on the truck?!
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    ryan i was thinking the same thing.
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    Out this morning with some HH guys and this is what we had to tromp threw!



    And this is what we have to deal with just about everywhere we fly !



    EmmyLou caught 2 bunnies but I forgot to get any pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredFogg View Post
    Out this morning with some HH guys and this is what we had to tromp threw!

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    Looks like prime goshawk hawking weather and conditions to me!
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    2x
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    If anyone wants a photographer along, I've got a good friend named Conrad Tan. He's pretty good, and would be ecstatic to be able to photograph some in flight action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyodjm View Post
    Looks like prime goshawk hawking weather and conditions to me!
    Jeff Redig took a duck with his goshawk on Sunday, haven't talked to him today so not sure how he did. But yeah, this is goshawk heaven!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRedig View Post
    It be gettin' cold this week! DAMN! I have to completely rethink the clothes i was bringing...ha
    OMG in the 40's? Try Yankton SD in 75' Two HHs rode in the laps of the driver and passenger they were so cold. Not kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredFogg View Post
    Jeff Redig took a duck with his goshawk on Sunday, haven't talked to him today so not sure how he did. But yeah, this is goshawk heaven!
    Had great flights on whitetail jacks, grabbed the first one 3 times but kept getting peeled off! I think we got them on video. Still havent seen a cottontail yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRedig View Post
    Had great flights on whitetail jacks, grabbed the first one 3 times but kept getting peeled off! I think we got them on video. Still havent seen a cottontail yet...
    Nice! would love to see the video!
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    Not as cool as Jeff's video but a pic of Jerry and his red-tail Sheeba on a bunny. It was about 15 degrees out and the bunnies were everywhere, lots if fun!

    Fred
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    Congrats Mr Jerry! Way to go Sheeba, you deserve that turkey neck this Thanksgiving! Take care and I look forward to seeing you guys again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredFogg View Post
    Not as cool as Jeff's video but a pic of Jerry and his red-tail Sheeba on a bunny. It was about 15 degrees out and the bunnies were everywhere, lots of fun!
    That was a good flight over a gorgeous sunset, that bunny almost made it! Maybe she'll go after a whitetail today, No 1030 chick feedings!
    -Jeff
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    Hello everyone,

    Kind of a last second thing here...

    Turns out I will be in CO for Thanksgiving and I'll be about 2 hours from the meet. Hoping to make it down either Friday or Saturday. I will be without my bird; however, so I was hoping someone wouldn't mind a tag-along. I'd love to see some eagle falconry or some high-flying long wings... but I really don't have that much of a preference.

    If anyone wouldn't mind, shoot me a PM with your contact info and I'll get in touch with you this afternoon or tomorrow - I'll be on a plane this afternoon.

    Much appreciated, and good hawking,

    -Dan
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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone from Alamosa!
    Someone gave me a Thanksgiving bird, well, not really, but it was the bird!

    Fred
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