Some Favorite Finds and Shots of '11

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Some Favorite Finds and Shots of '11

Post by kcmatt » March 12th, 2012, 10:34 am

Quite a few animals to post since January and as I compile some of them it reminds me that I never subjected you to a summary of some of the favorites of 2011 (some animals, some pictures). Here they are in quasi-alphebetical order (the order stored), not enough time for narrative, sorry. Happy to answer any questions about animals in the photos. For those unaware, fair warning that there are a number of fishing pics in here also. I tried to move them mostly to the bottom.

An actual 2012 post coming soon hopefully, if time allows.


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McDonald Co., MO county record streckeri and a NW range extension, pardon the gore:
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The wild clan, they are biting at the bit to get a possibly once in a lifetime trip in a few months in Costa Rica. Can't wait to see them taking in the wonders of the jungle.
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Re: Some Favorite Finds and Shots of '11

Post by chad ks » March 12th, 2012, 10:55 am

The family looks amazing Matt!

I loved the post, a great mixture of east and west. You get around! Cheers, see ya this spring...

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Re: Some Favorite Finds and Shots of '11

Post by Brian Eagar » March 12th, 2012, 12:34 pm

Very nice recap Matt with some excellent finds and photos!
What is your son doing with his head in the creek? Cooling off?

Hopefully your plans for CR pan out. That would be very cool.

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Re: Some Favorite Finds and Shots of '11

Post by KingCam » March 12th, 2012, 12:41 pm

Incredible post :D I really really enjoyed your photographs, thanks for sharing them with us :thumb: :beer:

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Post by MichaelCravens » March 12th, 2012, 12:46 pm

Beautiful Matt!

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Post by Fieldnotes » March 12th, 2012, 1:24 pm

Holey-Cow .. those are some Amazingly large and beautiful trout!! :thumb:

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Post by Jacob » March 12th, 2012, 2:23 pm

Fantastic!!

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Post by MattSullivan » March 12th, 2012, 2:25 pm

looks like an awesome year. that tiger sal is spectacular, great find!

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Post by Brandon D » March 12th, 2012, 3:37 pm

awesome stuff as usuall Matt I think its gona be a good spring

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Post by Don » March 12th, 2012, 3:42 pm

I liked the cacomistle. Haven't seen one in years! Very cool........

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Post by SnakeDude » March 12th, 2012, 4:23 pm

nice stuff. loved the lyre snake. they're too cool :thumb:

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Post by mikemike » March 12th, 2012, 9:12 pm

Good stuff as always, Matt. Now that i'm in Arkansas instead of California, I'll trade you an Ozarks fly fishing trip for a salmon and steelhead trip back home! Haha

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Post by Norman D » March 12th, 2012, 10:31 pm

Very nice post Matt! Very cool finds and those are some awesome fish! Thanks for sharing and Costa Rica will be tons of fun!

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Post by Nir » March 13th, 2012, 5:23 am

Amazing post!!

I just started fly fishing last year! Can't wait to land some nice fish like that.

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Post by Gary2sons » March 13th, 2012, 1:00 pm

You had an awesome year Matt! Great pics!

Can't wait to see what you have found so far in 2012!

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Post by Fundad » March 13th, 2012, 1:39 pm

Your Herp and kid pics always rock :thumb:

But your huge browns make me hate you... jk :lol: :beer: :crazyeyes: :shock: :thumb:

Nice Job. (Note to self: I need to get out more)

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Post by Joe Farah » March 13th, 2012, 1:41 pm

wowza! i really enjoyed checking these out when they finally all loaded

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Post by justinm » March 13th, 2012, 2:23 pm

This post was nucking futs, I can't believe some of your shots. You certainly didn't stay at home either. My favorite pic besides the boys having fun in the field was that amazing Barred Tiger, that was a beauty.

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Post by kcmatt » March 14th, 2012, 7:57 am

Thanks for the comments, guys.

Chad, we should visit a certain hill for old time's sake. Its been awhile.

Thanks, Brian. Yes, he was cooling off after scrambling up and down the creek. You and I have hunted right where that picture was taken, think "hidden molossus."

Thanks for the comments, Cam and Jacob.

Mike, thanks. Hope you are enjoying AZ. I keep meaning to ask you a couple of annulatum questions I have, I will probably bother you with them before next fall.

Fieldnotes, thanks, happened into some monsters this year-- some of the ones posted in CO, others in AR and one in MO.

Matt, thanks, I agree that the tiger is a beaut!

I think you're right, Brandon. Replied to your PM.

Thanks, Don. We saw a few of them that night in SE NM. The kids loved them, neat animals.

SnakeDude, also a fan of lyres, thanks.

Thanks, Mike, sounds like a good trade- both good adventures. You should try the great lakes steelies sometime now that you are out this way, usu. cheap flights to Chicago. They can be pretty thick both in size and quantity, I've landed a dozen in an outing.

Norman, thanks, I am looking forward to CR. Hope you are still getting a shot at the Yucatan.

Thanks, Nir. Welcome to fly fishing, it is great fun. Takes some time to learn the big fish in most fisheries, but well worth the effort!

Gary, thanks! Enjoyed your post also, congrats on that early calligaster!

Brian, hope you take your note to self! Those biggest monsters were the product of lucky timing on my part, in Denver on business when an epic run was underway.

Thanks, Joe. Yes, a big large. I used to break them up but with internet speeds generally faster than they used to be, and my time shorter, I just threw it all into one. Only a fraction of the over-abundance of pics I took last year though!

Justin, thanks. A nice looking mavortium is one of the cooler US herps in my opinion. Appreciate the comments.

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Post by mikemike » March 14th, 2012, 2:10 pm

kcmatt wrote:Thanks for the comments, guys.


Thanks, Mike, sounds like a good trade- both good adventures. You should try the great lakes steelies sometime now that you are out this way, usu. cheap flights to Chicago. They can be pretty thick both in size and quantity, I've landed a dozen in an outing.
I've thought about it to be honest, I'm just not sure anything can compare with catching them within motoring distance of the ocean. Haha

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Post by kcmatt » March 20th, 2012, 12:15 pm

In case it helps you as you continue to think about it...

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