Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. airjammer

    airjammer Mission Valley, MT, SLC UT, GJ CO, Paonia CO

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    God, that drive, from Creston JCT - Baggs - Craig is effing nuts. Really spooky at night. The carnage is crazy especially when the snow melts and exposes countless carcasses. I agree something should be done.
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    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Drive it daily. It is scary. Better this yr. no snow
  3. airjammer

    airjammer Mission Valley, MT, SLC UT, GJ CO, Paonia CO

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    Yeah, not working up there as much. Luckily never hit anything,, but, I once saw a bunny rabbit get vaporized by a wireline truck south of Baggs....
    Safe travels.
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    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    We saw a coal truck with a pronghorn stuck in the grill! I have had to put a few down that were hit and people did not even stop. Driving the little Caviler as a commuter, I am very aware of what is in the ditches. 40" light bar for the night drives!
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    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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    A few years ago, I had a guy pass me coming down Ute pass only to see the front end dive and watch a doe come flying over the roof. We both stopped and waited on the CHP. When CHP arrived, I mentioned dispatching the wounded animal (she was still alive but in bad shape) and was warned by the CHP and even *he* couldn't dispatch a wounded animal as it was considered poaching. Maybe the law has changed but be very careful... :\
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    norton(kel) vintage

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    A few yrs ago I hit an Elk in Boulder county and the Sheriff said I could put it down and he let me take the Elk.
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    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Sheriff. Chp and DOW all have told me I can put it down if it is unable to move. If it is mobile in any way no. I also have been known to call on for salvage on some elk before
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    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Crap, Garage door opener broke this morning. Replacement next Saturday so I guess I use the front door this week. :baldy
  9. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    Unless your spring broke and or dumped a cable, the door should still work just fine.
    The opener just replaces a person pushing it up and down.
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    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Jim, How far did you have to run off the road before you finally hit that elk? :lol3
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  11. airjammer

    airjammer Mission Valley, MT, SLC UT, GJ CO, Paonia CO

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    This is kind of off track, but I have to share it.

    Several years back I was living in Midway, UT, this happened to me...

    During the Sundance Film Festival all the pretty people from LA or where ever, were in town. One night coming home, in the dark, I came upon a black G Wagon (Cali plates) stopped in the middle of my small country road; The driver, a very fancily clad and quaffed man was waving at me as I tried go around them. They had hit a deer, and as it lay dying in the road, this man's equally fancy girlfriend was in the headlights, on the ground cradling the deer's head in her lap, weeping like she just lost her child; like she was going for the Oscar.
    I told the guy to move his vehicle, but, he wanted me to get help,..a veterinarian? :rofl are you effing kidding me?. I walked around the front of their Gwagon and drug the deer out of her arms and into the snow/ditch off the road. At this point his girlfriend wife was freaking out. She was screaming at her boyfriend and then she started screaming at me..."OMG !! What are you doing?? Unfortunately, I wasn't carrying at the time, so I wasn't able to dispatch the deer...I would have loved to see their reaction to that.
    I walked back to my truck, and drove away.
    Anyway what a production.
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    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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    Glad to hear that rule has changed. I thought it was bullshit at the time and still do! Thanks for the updates!!
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    She's probably still in therapy :D
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    Looking for clarification, so if an elk and I collide, I can take that Elk to a meat shop without a tag or report and have a freezer full of free meat? Elk is good eating, have had enough venison
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    Colorado Parks and Wildlife requires that people who wish to salvage road kill apply for a roadkill permit within 48 hours.
    Contact the local office. Ours usually lets us claim the meat, then get the tag the next day. In most cases the back straps and hind quarters are fine
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    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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    Sooo, because Murphy, I contacted CDOW lest I get burned. Here is their reply:

    Unfortunately, you are unable to dispatch injured wildlife. Only authorized people ( Peace officers, animal control officers, licensed rehabilitators ) may dispatch injured wildlife. You may find this regulation in Chapter 14, page 9 of our regulations.
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    If you are ever in a situation where you see wildlife get injured you can always call the local CPW office, animal control office, or local law enforcement.

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    I personally think this is BS but just wanted to toss this out in case anyone else is similarly “Murphy’s Law” cursed...
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    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    WOW, I will show that to Mike our district Wildlife guy.
    It maybe just because of where we are. But that is a good one to know.
    The times I have called dispatch here they say are you able to put it down. I reply yes. They say do it.
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    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    They're probably worried about gun wielding crazies shooting up I-25 at 0530 in Castlerock :rofl

    You rural types are more sensible.
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    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Yea we are kind of in the sticks out here. I love it.
    2nd largest county in Colorado 4,750 sq miles
    12,000 people
    1 DOW officer, 8 patrol deputies, 1 sheriff, 3 CHP
    couple BLM rangers in the summer.
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    TOO MANY DEPUTIES ................................ :dirtdog

    :lol3
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