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Troutnut's 2012 caribou hunt in the Alaska Range

By Troutnut on September 26th, 2012, 7:43 pm
I had a terrific caribou hunt a few weeks ago, so I wrote about it (with many pictures) in the articles section.

Here's a sneak peek:

Check it out: Troutnut's 2012 Alaska Range Caribou Hunt.

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PaulRobertsOctober 4th, 2012, 11:13 am

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Thanks, Jason.
TroutnutOctober 4th, 2012, 12:37 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2533
As I mentioned in the story, that first bull picture was actually taken a week before the trip -- it's one I could have shot if I'd brought my gun & tags. That one was taken with a rented Canon 7D, a better DSLR by far than my 20D. The other pictures on the first page of the story were taken with the 20D. Everything on the second page was taken with the compact. On the 3rd page, the top stuff is taken with the compact, and the 20D takes over on Sept 9th.

The Panasonic Lumix LX3 is a really nice compact camera, one of the earlier attempts to create a compact, carry-everywhere camera with a pro feature set and image quality. The current model in that line, the LX7, is even better. I do wish they both had a better optical zoom. Before I found out I could get a reasonable repair estimate for my LX3, I was looking into new cameras along those lines and these are the models I was considering. There are lots of nice cameras out there!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
PaulRobertsOctober 3rd, 2012, 10:16 pm

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The resolution looked mighty fine for a compact. I can see the mosquitoes around that caribou bull!
Jmd123October 3rd, 2012, 9:06 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2368
Now there's a man who's prepared - he brings a back-up camera! I will actually have a second camera soon, one that I had lost in the woods and then got back! The fellow who found it on the trails behind my house recognized my face from photos of me I had on there and was visiting a garage sale at one of my neighbor's houses...the LCD screen was broken, however, so it's been sent off for repair under warranty (it says "shockproof" right on the front of the camera...). So now I'll have a back-up too.

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
TroutnutOctober 3rd, 2012, 8:55 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2533
Paul, the pictures from the first day hunting are from a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. It stopped working after that (I've beaten it up pretty badly) so I carried my Canon 20D DSLR around with my 70-200mm f/4L lens for all the packing.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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