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Part of Nature?

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Last fall, my buddy and I were fishing the Madison in the park.  We were fishing about half a mile from the road, for several hours.  The afternoon was getting late, and we we wanted to move to a different part of the river.

All during the afternoon, an Elk was bugling his song, and it sounded near to the car.  Well, walking back upstream, we saw the bull.


Of course, with this bull, there was also his harem.


Along with a bugling bull elk, and a harem of females, there was a phalanx of photographers. Fall in Yellowstone brings fishermen and photographers.

I was following the river upstream, and ended up walking between the elk and photographers. One of the photogs yelled that I was in her frame. She shouted something snarky, then took her eyes away from her viewfinder. She then said, “oh, a fisherman. Sorry”. 

Was I considered part of the environment? Was she initially angry thinking that I was her competition?  Did she have the same emotions we feel when another fisherman is in our favorite run?

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