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TravisK
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Tigers

Post by TravisK » March 10th, 2014, 7:19 am

Any tips on Tigers this time of year in Eastern WA?

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M Wolverton
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Re: Tigers

Post by M Wolverton » March 10th, 2014, 6:10 pm

I've only found them in the spring and summer. Never looked at this time of year.

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TravisK
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Re: Tigers

Post by TravisK » March 12th, 2014, 7:53 am

Well I am going out this weekend and hope to photograph some of the first ones to emerge this year. Thanks for the PM as well.

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Kyle from Carolina
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Re: Tigers

Post by Kyle from Carolina » March 18th, 2014, 9:41 pm

Travis,

I'm not familiar with your region but I find all of my tigers in the aquatic habitat with passive traps, adults and larvae. Not sure if that's what you're going for though.

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Re: Tigers

Post by TravisK » March 19th, 2014, 7:48 am

Passive traps are not really an option for a couple of reasons. 1. The locations where I would set them take too long to get to. So with my schedule I wouldn't be able to check them enough to keep the animals health and safety a priority. 2. If I were questioned I would have to say I was trying to target crayfish as anything else would be illegal from my interpretation of the law.

I am mostly trying to find some on there way to, at, or coming from breeding ponds to observe and photograph. I would love to get an opportunity to just sit and watch them for a few hours and see how they interact with their environment. Myself and a fellow FHFer went to an area last weekend with a documented breeding site for tigers but you have to hike or bike in a few miles to get to the site. Less than 2 mins into it the chain on my mtn bike breaks and of coarse I didn't have a spare. We didn't have enough time to hike to the site either so we putted around some of the closer water bodies and only heard a tree frog. Long story short... I was pissed that my chain broke. :x

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