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by RenoBart
May 30th, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2017 so far...
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Re: My 2017 so far...

With a rig like that, you better be on T4R too! Are you? I too am hoping to get out to see a Zonata before it gets too warm. It's definitely warming quite quickly, which stinks. April was too cool and May was too busy for me. :/ I am on T4R but I don't post a ton up there. I suppose I could do a th...
by RenoBart
May 24th, 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

I'm kicking around the idea of getting a set...I wonder if they'll significantly improve the quality of my dash cam video for night cruising...because that would be awesome. I'd say potentially, depending on what you get. I find that I really wish I had more of a "flood" than spot lights. I would g...
by RenoBart
May 14th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-9-16
Replies: 19
Views: 20870

Re: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-

All I have to say is, how the hell do you people have the TIME to herp this much? Man, I am in the wrong business! Bart Most of us have no lives... :lol: No, I see it the other way around. I have no life. It's work that is the problem, not herping!! I've had a good year so far though. Found some NV...
by RenoBart
May 13th, 2017, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

Your reasons sound like mine. I previously had an old Isuzu Trooper. She was rock solid but just got up there in age. The headgasket went and I didn't want to deal with rebuilding the engine so I just bit the bullet on a new Trail Premium T4R. I knew I wanted a body on frame rig and when I did my re...
by RenoBart
May 12th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

Reno Bart I have a 5th gen trdp is that the hidden winch bump from CBI? I have my bar mounted behind my grill so rox shouldn't be an issue for me but I'm interested in getting some armor up front and that bump looks like it will fit the bill. Hey there! You really want to chop up a TRD Pro? LOL. Mi...
by RenoBart
May 11th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

I didn't want to see it again on my rounds but I bet if I go back tonight it will be right where I left it, unless an owl or hawk found it since, which is possible too. Bart If it's anything like Texas it was probably gone by morning. In south Texas you'll see dozens of DORs some nights and then wh...
by RenoBart
May 11th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

awesome, thanks for the lights info man; I've been doing some window-shopping, I see what you mean about "cheap enough to not sweat it" as long as you avoid the fancy stuff (like what they discuss over in tacomaworld, ha ha) how's the cruising in NV? basically you're in early prime-time yeah? even ...
by RenoBart
May 11th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

Wow! I'm sold! I liked the above comment about getting glare when they're roof-mounted. I hadn't thought of that and to be honest, I would much rather mount them in front anyway. It's just a lot simpler. I think I'll go ahead and get a grille guard to mount the light on and probably just bolt (or e...
by RenoBart
May 11th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

Hey again folks, last night I had some time to test out my new bumper on the 4Runner. Here are some crappy cell phone pics that don't really represent the ACTUAL light difference. I can say that the light bar certainly is bright, and does aid in seeing stuff on the road better than the stock high-be...
by RenoBart
May 9th, 2017, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

Yeah, you can get those little cube LEDs for dirt cheap on eBay. Definitely an easy cheap route to go.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 8th, 2017, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8393

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

A week ago I installed a bumper level lightbar on my T4R. I am hoping to start cruising with it over the next couple weeks. I imagine it's going to be quite nice! I will let you know.

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Bart
by RenoBart
May 7th, 2017, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2017 so far...
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Re: My 2017 so far...

Pretty sure I have the same gloves! Lol. I'm liking them so far. Cool shots...I especially like the algae-covered turtle. Good luck with zonatas! Capitalize on this rain! Dylan Yeah, I think we're going to be good into June for zonata. I am hoping to get out within the next couple weeks. Thanks, Bart
by RenoBart
April 28th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dog does herps.
Replies: 18
Views: 8915

Re: Dog does herps.

This is really cool. I always wondered if you could train a dog to sniff out snakes and point them out. I wouldn't ever want to deal with my dog getting bit by a venomous snake, but if he could find them and point at them from a distance, how cool would that be?

Bart
by RenoBart
April 26th, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2017 so far...
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

My 2017 so far...

This year, I promised myself I would make an effort to get out more this spring and herp. April and May are ALWAYS horrible months for me due to a variety of family and work obligations that always seem to occupy the two best herping months of the year where I live. Anyway, I've managed to steal awa...
by RenoBart
April 21st, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California shots end of 2016-to now
Replies: 1
Views: 1925

Re: California shots end of 2016-to now

Nice pics, Zach. Love that young sidewinder. I'm hoping to hit the Sierras this spring for mountain kings.

Bart

PS - Did they play Enjoy!? Always one of my favs...lol
by RenoBart
March 21st, 2017, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Houston Texas questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Re: Houston Texas questions

If it happens to be Sunday, March 26, stop by Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center in Humble. I work here and we have some great herping habitat at the park. It'll probably be 30-45 min drive from JV. I will be in the office most of the day, but might be able to join you for a bit. If nothing else, I c...
by RenoBart
March 19th, 2017, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL
Replies: 11
Views: 6924

Re: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL

Those hoggies are glorious. And I can never have enough Common Snapper pics. My favorite herp of all time.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 19th, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yellow-eyed Ensatina x Sierra Nevada Ensatina intergrade.
Replies: 4
Views: 3334

Re: Yellow-eyed Ensatina x Sierra Nevada Ensatina intergrade

Nice pics, Chad. You photography skills are as good as your herping skills.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 1st, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TwoThousandSixteen.. Reptiles and Landscapes
Replies: 8
Views: 4632

Re: TwoThousandSixteen.. Reptiles and Landscapes

Cool pics. Are most of these NM or is there a smattering of AZ in there too? Just curious, NM has been on my radar lately.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 1st, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-9-16
Replies: 19
Views: 20870

Re: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-

All I have to say is, how the hell do you people have the TIME to herp this much?

Man, I am in the wrong business!

Bart
by RenoBart
March 1st, 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 8065

Re: name of a herping tool

So, just a quick update, I got the aquarium tongs in the mail yesterday. They are the right size (nice and long, and narrow) and the jaws most definitely seem gentle enough for snake grabbing. The only drawback I see is the tool is not very stout, as it is made from thin plastic and could easily be ...
by RenoBart
February 25th, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 8065

Re: name of a herping tool

This is what I bought: http://www.ebay.com/itm/252492499770?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Have not gotten it yet. Hopefully you can control the tightness of the grip and hopefully it is narrow enough to work. I figured for the $15 it would be worth a try. We'll see. Bart
by RenoBart
February 25th, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 8065

Re: name of a herping tool

Of course..But maybe wrote:Try looking up alligator forceps or soft tissue forcep.
Thanks, yeah, seen lots of stuff like that. I actually ordered something off eBay that might work...we'll see!

Bart
by RenoBart
February 24th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 8065

Re: name of a herping tool

Bart, the video was of Rick Staub and was made by FHF's admin Scott Waters. I know that it used to be on Vimeo, but I did a quick search and didn't turn it up so not sure if it's still there. You could try messaging Scott, who might know or be able to find out where Rick got the forceps. I was alwa...
by RenoBart
February 24th, 2017, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Houston Texas questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Re: Houston Texas questions

I live about 45 min driving time NE of where you'll be, but I work 6 days a week, with Sunday being reserved for church and family. Plus, I haven't lived here long enough to find "dependable" sites of my own--unless you're interested in seeing lots of invasive Brown Anoles! LOL, yeah, I've seen my ...
by RenoBart
February 23rd, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 8065

Re: name of a herping tool

While we are on the topic of herping tools, there was a video posted on here some years ago about California Mountain Kingsnake research. I can't remember where it was posted or who posted it, Hubbs, I bet you remember, it might have been Gary Nafis out doing some field work, maybe?? Anyway, whoever...
by RenoBart
February 21st, 2017, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Houston Texas questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Re: Houston Texas questions

That's a prime flipping time for East Texas if you don't get unlucky with the weather. Perhaps some of the locals could meet up with you for some field time, put you on some nice garbage. Ha ha. No joke though. Good hunting! Yeah, I am totally down to meet up with some folks from the forum, it will...
by RenoBart
February 21st, 2017, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Houston Texas questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Re: Houston Texas questions

Hey Paul, thanks for the feedback. You can tell I am not familiar with the city! ;) I would mostly be interested in finding some copperheads, maybe hoggies, rat snakes, etc. If I do have a day off from work while I am there, it will be on a Sunday. So I would wake up early and drive out somewhere. I...
by RenoBart
February 21st, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Houston Texas questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Houston Texas questions

Hey folks, I have never been to Texas before, and I have to go for work at the end of March. I might have a day to go herping while I am there. Being that I know nothing about the area, where within an hour or so would be a good place to herp? I am not asking for any specific locales, just wondering...
by RenoBart
August 22nd, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flagstaff area?
Replies: 0
Views: 3527

Flagstaff area?

Hi folks, I will be coming down to the Arid Zone this coming weekend for work. I hope to have Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday to do whatever I want. I am wondering, are there any areas around Flagstaff that I should check out? Looks like some rain is due this week so I am hoping the snakes wil...
by RenoBart
July 29th, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Except that's not the problem, or the answer, at all. Americans consume 20-40x as much as people in many other countries. And there's virtually no limit on how much habitat an individual human can choose to consume/destroy - the wealthier they are, the more they want to destroy, and wealth keeps go...
by RenoBart
July 28th, 2016, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

I respect you for this. I am also married and have very consciously and deliberately made the choice with my wife to have children (for both selfish and non-selfish reasons). When I die, I can die at ease knowing that my wife and I did everything possible to teach our children and provide for them ...
by RenoBart
July 28th, 2016, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

To clarify, my opinion of "collect or not to collect" is a very broad question. Entering emotion into it, in my opinion, is a pointless exercise unless the question is purely about how collecting "makes you feel". So I separate questions like this into two categories,the science of collecting and t...
by RenoBart
July 28th, 2016, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

The more I learn about snakes, their social lives and natural histories, the less likely I am to put one in a box for the rest of its life. They are far more complex than we give them credit for. EXACTLY. And I believe this goes for all of the creatures on this planet. To assume we know what is bes...
by RenoBart
July 28th, 2016, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

If we are so adept at detecting the nuances of a distressed animal, why would it be any different in detecting when one is not distressed, or detecting when one is "happy" as RenoBart put it? Why does it seem that when the topic of possible "emotions" or "feelings" comes up it is only in a negative...
by RenoBart
July 28th, 2016, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

leave emotion out of it or you're going down a pointless road. So having an emotional opinion about something is pointless? It's easy to dismiss emotion to pave the way to doing whatever you want. So personally, I think it is a very relevant aspect of this discussion. If we dismiss emotion, we can ...
by RenoBart
July 27th, 2016, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

" to bring up the elephant in the room that NO ONE EVER wants to discuss with any seriousness, and that is the simple fact that there are too many human beings currently in existence on this planet and that this is the root cause of ALL of our problems today. We as a species operate in direct contr...
by RenoBart
July 27th, 2016, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

I generally try to refrain from comparing human emotions and reptiles. I won't get into a big ethical discussion about this with you, but in a nut shell, this is the reason we disagree. I understand herps might not feel the same emotions as we humans, but they do feel something, and it is easy to d...
by RenoBart
July 27th, 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99723

Re: Why You Dont Collect

For me personally, it comes down to a few things, and I am going to expand beyond just collecting, but into keeping in general, as that is the outcome of collecting for most herpers. 1) Collecting, unless for actual scientific research that is being carried out to protect and conserve the species an...
by RenoBart
June 3rd, 2016, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas!
Replies: 30
Views: 15473

Re: Rubber Boas!

Nice pics! I am heading out to the Western Sierras not this weekend but the next to do some herping. I hope this recent heat doesn't drive them away!

Bart
by RenoBart
March 23rd, 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbies
Replies: 37
Views: 25229

Re: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbi

Good info. I have two weekend work trips to Phoenix coming up. I am hoping to have this Sunday free and clear to go up to Sedona and herp the day. And then I come back in two weeks and I plan to drive south. If anyone wants to meet up or if you have any tips you wouldn't mind sending my way, please ...
by RenoBart
February 7th, 2015, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May
Replies: 11
Views: 3718

Re: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May

Cool, thanks!

Bart
by RenoBart
February 6th, 2015, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May
Replies: 11
Views: 3718

Re: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May

This is a good question. I will be in Phoenix at the end of March and again in April. Are these good months for herping in Arizona? I am hoping to have a day off where I can drive south and herp.

Bart
by RenoBart
September 16th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica herping report, Osa
Replies: 27
Views: 15656

Re: Costa Rica herping report, Osa

Costa Rica is a very interesting place. If only I could tolerate the weather. I've never been anywhere more miserably humid in my life. But it is awesome down there. Nice report.

Bart
by RenoBart
August 19th, 2014, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Omaha Peeps?
Replies: 0
Views: 1007

Omaha Peeps?

Hi folks, been a while. I am going to have to travel to Omaha for work. I am wondering if there are any areas within an hour or so of the city that are decent places to hike and maybe herp a little. I have nil experience with this state short of driving through on I-80, so if anyone can PM me some t...
by RenoBart
April 30th, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Check this out.
Replies: 0
Views: 882

Check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8rxJRsINU4

I can't tell what kind of snake it is, but he doesn't notice it apparently until about :35 seconds in.

Bart
by RenoBart
April 4th, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hiking the Grand Canyon: the Havasupai Indian Reservation
Replies: 13
Views: 3881

Re: Hiking the Grand Canyon: the Havasupai Indian Reservatio

I think everyone is on the right track here. I have no personal experience with the GC, but I have friends who have done it and can attest to the debilitating nature of the hike, the heat, and the dehydration. One guy in their group had to be just about carried out because of heat exhaustion and sub...
by RenoBart
April 4th, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3918

Re: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014

Awesome post. Broken Hill is one of my dream destinations, not just for herps, but to visit the location of Mad Max II. :)

Bart
by RenoBart
April 1st, 2014, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa : Kosi Bay / Hluhluwe. [Image Heavy]
Replies: 9
Views: 3379

Re: South Africa : Kosi Bay / Hluhluwe. [Image Heavy]

Awesome post, ridiculously fantastic photos. That baby Puff Adder is intense!

Bart
by RenoBart
March 27th, 2014, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 2014- San Francisco Bay Area/Northern CA
Replies: 16
Views: 6939

Re: March 2014- San Francisco Bay Area/Northern CA

Very nice. Time for me to get off my ass and get out.

Bart