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Rattle Snakes

Postby Force Fetch » Wed May 08, 2013 10:35 am

After this past week with mild temps, the rattle snakes are out in full force in central Montana. I ran in to 8 over the weekend out working dogs. Just sayn.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Sat May 11, 2013 4:34 pm

Are you sure they weren't bull snakes?

I've spent a lot of time in Montana and rarely see rattlesnakes.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby huntfishnv » Sat May 11, 2013 8:37 pm

DeadEye_Dan wrote:Are you sure they weren't bull snakes?

I've spent a lot of time in Montana and rarely see rattlesnakes.

Thats surprising.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby MattMontana » Sun May 12, 2013 8:18 pm

I was fishin along the Missouri River last week, and came across a very large rattlesnake. Sunning himself on a rock. Not a bull snake. Bull snakes don't rattle. Where are you not coming across rattlesnakes in Montana? I might be interested in moving there.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Mon May 13, 2013 5:24 am

Nice try...I don't give up spots on the internets!!
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby MattMontana » Mon May 13, 2013 8:55 am

Hahahaha. Got me. Honestly, I have a severe fear of rattlesnakes, and a deep, unabiding love for Montana. I was just wondering if there actually is a place in Montana where my fear can take a breather.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Mon May 13, 2013 10:22 am

I was just yanking your collective chains.

I just got back from a 3 day turkey hunt with phutch30, and we only saw a couple bull snakes. That is my grand total experience of time spent in Montana.

I am terrified of snakes, but told Paul I'd stir up the MT forum a bit.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:26 am

Dan, your not JUST terrified of snakes, your terrified of broken fan belts and the possiblity of bull snakes jumping into the truck :yes: That was a fun turkey hunt man!
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:29 am

In their defense, I spent a CONSIDERABLE amount of time driving around rattlesnake country for 3 days last week trying to find them a rattler.....mostly cuz they kept filling thier turkey tags so fast.. and we only found a 4 1/2' and 3' bull snake but the rattlers were scarce. Im so ashamed that I failed.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Mon May 13, 2013 10:47 am

phutch30 wrote:Dan, your not JUST terrified of snakes, your terrified of broken fan belts and the possiblity of bull snakes jumping into the truck :yes: That was a fun turkey hunt man!


Don't forget garden hoses...those look like snakes too
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Mon May 13, 2013 10:49 am

And it's ok that we didn't see any rattle snakes as I'm 150% certain that I would've been bitten directly in the nutsack if we had.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:58 am

You would have been fine cowering in the truck..."I got to mess with the snake Gene" would have prob been bitten. shoulda let him mess with the one that was as big as my forearm and really aggressive.lol
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby MattMontana » Mon May 13, 2013 12:47 pm

Take him to 'California Point", the parking lot on the Madison River. Head up river on the trail. Just as you get around the corner, to where you are staring into the Beartrap, walk up the hill a few feet. Freakin rattlesnake heaven! I was fishin there a few years ago, and got out of the river to head back to my car before it got to dark. Fat rattler on the trail, so I headed uphill to give him some space. Took about 15 steps uphill, and counted 11 rattlers without moving my feet. I literally peed a little. Headed back to the river, and waded downstream ( a no-no) all the way back to the parking lot. I'm a little queasy just remembering that day. Caught some real pigs that day, but I can't make myself go back.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Mon May 13, 2013 2:12 pm

We were in an area that is very well populated with rattlesnakes. I was more than suprised with the amount of travling we did looking we didnt see any.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby g_maxson » Wed May 15, 2013 8:26 am

phutch30 wrote:I got to mess with the snake Gene" would have prob been bitten.


I'm sure that I've gleaned more than enough snake knowledge from TV to safely handle a rattle snake. I mean if Billy the Exterminator can do it, I'd be ashamed if I couldn't.

I'll practice some more on the garden hose just to be safe though.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Wed May 15, 2013 4:03 pm

You do look A LOT like Steve Erwin

Ill box up and ship ya the next one I run across......unless I have Dans address. Either way one of you will be gettin a live rattlesnake in the mail at some point this summer.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby g_maxson » Wed May 15, 2013 5:10 pm

Oops, wrong species of garden hose. Must have been a spitting cobra since I just got sprayed in the eyes. All wet so going in the house.


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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Wed May 15, 2013 5:25 pm

Isnt that sort of what Dan said one night in the motel room????
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Wed May 15, 2013 7:27 pm

I hope you get bitten in the nutsack by a rattlesnake while trying to catch a fan-belt snake on the side of the road.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Wed May 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Watch it! or I'll tell everyone how you almost passed out when I accidently threw a fan belt into the back seat. :yes:
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Wed May 15, 2013 9:44 pm

I'm terrified of snakes and I almost pissed myself when ^^this guy^^ pulls over on the side of the road, bails out, grabs a busted fan-belt off the shoulder of the road and threw it at me in the back seat.

It would have been funnier if the belt hadn't tried to bite me.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Thu May 16, 2013 7:19 am

A week later its still very funny to me. LMAO
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby Bulldog0156 » Thu May 16, 2013 7:43 pm

All I keep hearing is how there are a ton of rattlesnakes in the breaks and NE MT in general. I hate rattlesnakes and ticks.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby phutch30 » Thu May 16, 2013 8:50 pm

They saw a couple MT ticks on this trip also.....didnt seem as impressed with them.
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Re: Rattle Snakes

Postby TopWop » Sat May 18, 2013 4:40 am

Good thing you boys didn't bring your golf clubs.
I had a 4' Bull Snake crawl over my shoes on Thursday.
I wasn't spooked until the guy I was golfing with
started screaming like a little girl. I just guided it
away with my club and go on it's way. I'm not
such a fan of rattlers though.
Sounds like you guys had fun though!
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