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[*] posted on 1-25-2020 at 10:52 PM
What interesting things do you see snowkiting?

I saw a couple of "firsts" this year. There is a pack of coyotes that regularly cross the small lake I kite on. It looks like one of them did not make it before his buddies ate him. Only the spine left now but a few ribs were attached last week.

Last week was below -28C but this week is +6C. Looks like the ice shrank a bit as it warmed up and generated this 8inch gap..

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[*] posted on 1-26-2020 at 12:06 AM

well so far this winter not much as it just gets to a freeze and then a big rain and melt and then almost and then crap again - i did get a good 45 min session in a few weeks back and that's it!
A small lake i often go to also has coyotes - a few times have seen bones but a couple of years ago i could see something ahead in the snow and there was a good 30 foot circle of hundreds of paw prints, tufts of fur scattered all round, lots of blood spatter and also a vertebrae with a little bit of flesh still on it.

one year about 16 inch long bottom half of a deer leg pointing straight up out of the ice - i think it was hunters goofing around and stuck it in, but it was there for a few weeks.

And years ago there was one fellow that had Russian girlfriends that was often taking promo photos for his product (Snowfer)...and I just happened to have a camera too!

...and many other things for other stories

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[*] posted on 1-26-2020 at 06:08 AM

Numerous deer kills. Lots of dead fish. All kinds of amazing ice formations. Amazing weather and clouds. All kinds of stuff dropped by snowmobiles and ice fishermen.

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[*] posted on 1-26-2020 at 06:14 AM

thank god they had helmets on! safety first!
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[*] posted on 1-26-2020 at 01:58 PM

I've seen deer, foxes hunting, fish frozen, snowmobilers being idiots, ice fishermen leaving burnt crap everywhere and dogs having fun in the snow.

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[*] posted on 1-27-2020 at 09:47 AM

I watched a truck from the Department of Natural Resources drive up to a pressure ridge and go through. My wife wonders why I don't pay much attention to their ice prognostications.

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