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    Hey all,
    I've been lurking on NAFEX for awhile and have been a member of another board for a few years, but you all seem to post a lot more pictures :-)

    I'm a second-year general up in western Montana, and here's a couple of pictures to get you started:


    My merlin (Vangi) is on the right, and my buddy Richard's (Muwala) is on the left. This was 2009-2010 season.


    '08-'09 PFRT Cinder [Photo by Kate Davis)


    And finally my first bird, my kestrel Rocket. Always have a soft spot for that first bird and especially for this little guy. He flew into a wall and broke his neck. (Photo by Kate Davis)


    Been working on a goshawk for this year...unsuccessful on locating a nest and have been trying for a passage bird. Nothing yet but it's still VERY early. Enjoy!
    ~~~Ally~~~ Missoula, MT
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    Good luck snagging a passage gos! There aren't enough people on here flying them and talking about them! And welcome to NAFEX!
    Scott McNeff

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    Smile

    A Big from S.W. Florida.
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    Hi Ally,

    Welcome to NAFEX. Thank you for taking the time to say hello!

    Please dont hesitate to post. I hope you enjoy the NAFEX

    Good luck with the passage Gos... keep us posted!!!

    Again Welcome

    Chris
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    Hi Ally & , I'm also new to the forum lol
    Karan

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    Ally!
    EVERET K. HORTON, MICHIGAN
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    Hi Ally, welcome to the forum.

    I lived in Bozeman for 5-6 years and chased all over western montana! I sure do miss it, you should post up some mountain pictures...

    Good luck getting a gos, hope you find one soon!
    -Jeff
    "You live more for five minutes going fast on a bike like that, than other people do in all of their life." --Marco Simoncelli

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    Mountain pictures? Like these?


    Up Big Creek hiking this summer, waterfall down the rocks. Had to wade up a creek to get to it


    Kootenai Creek in the Bitterroot, view from near the top of the trail


    And my favorite, Lake Waukena. Half-frozen on the 4th of July. 7 miles one way, and knee-deep snow. This is down by Dillon, MT.
    ~~~Ally~~~ Missoula, MT
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    Oh, out by U of Montana Western. The Dawgs.
    tony

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    Haha, yup that's by Waukena.

    I'm up in Missoula, and a student at UofM. Go Griz!
    ~~~Ally~~~ Missoula, MT
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    Hello Ally, Welcome to the forum. Beautiful pictures
    Janice
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    Ally,

    Lake Waukena is very beautiful, but a little to cold for me.
    Very nice pictures, thanks.
    Vinnie Macchirella
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ally View Post
    Haha, yup that's by Waukena.

    I'm up in Missoula, and a student at UofM. Go Griz!
    Small world. I graduated from UofM, Missoula in 1994...

    Welcome to the forums!
    Phil

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    In high school I lived up in Columbia Falls and worked summers life-guarding at the Big Sky Waterslides, just a stones throw from Glacier National Park.
    Rob Gibson
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    I have driven in Montana a few times. Great views. Almost as cool as Nevada. And since U of M Griz are NCAA, not NAIA, I too give a hearty GO GRIZ!
    tony

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    Hello and to NAFEX.
    Jim Blackwell
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    Hi Ally,

    Do you still live in Missoula, or have you moved?

    Bill Boni
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    Just outside of town, I'm still a student at the UM.
    ~~~Ally~~~ Missoula, MT
    If you dislike a person, walk a mile in their shoes. Then, you are a mile away from them, and have their shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ally View Post
    Just outside of town, I'm still a student at the UM.
    Right on Ally! My wife and I kept birds when she and I were in Collage. I just hate it when folks complain to me that they "can't practice falconry because they are in school..."

    The best of luck locating your Gos, what a perfect location to be hunting with a Gos, too. (yeah, I am totally jealous )

    Great Hawkin
    Tom

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    Do you still have your Richardson's?
    Tanner

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    No I don't have her--I can manage one bird while I'm in school but never two! I work full time too. I'm a little insane but not THAT bad lol.
    The prey base for a merlin here is good but the space isn't. If i can't locate a gos, I will take any other small accipiter...little male coops or a sharpy I think.
    ~~~Ally~~~ Missoula, MT
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    Hi Ally,

    I was just thinking how most of my coops came to me...from coops. Ya know, chicken coops, pigeon coops, etc. So be sure to let any farmers/ranchers, pigeon fanciers and 4-Hers you know of in on the fact that you are in the market for an Accipiter. They probably have a couple hanging around their place, and they wouldn't mind seeing them find a new home.

    great hawkin
    Tom

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