Walna, hope you all have had a good summer. Ours was hot and dry......until yesterday and this morning. Went from a high of 94f on Monday to a low of 34f this morning (Tuesday) with a couple of inches of snow in the mountains. At least it got the elk to moving, had a herd of 12 cows and calves come through our neighbors' place just as it was getting dark. But the rifle hunting season doesn't start 'til October 19th.
Did score an antelope draw tag, so will try to get one in the early October start. Thinking about taking one of my horses on that hunt as the area is a mix of USFS, BLM, & ranches that allow hunting. The ranchers herd their cattle with horses, so the antelope are used to them and don't run off like they do from atv' or foot hunters.
Been seeing quite a few whitetail bucks moving around so will try to get one in the November hunt. Turkeys have been around but the local land owners won't give permission to hunt on their land, yet complain bitterly about the birds as well as the elk eating their alfalfa crops.
The forest is a wilderness only to those that fear it, silent only to those that hear nothing. The forest is a friend to those that dwell within its' nature and it is filled with the sounds of life to those that listen.
Reads like a great start to the season !! I put out my GAME CAMERAS yesterday,,just not feeling it this year,last man in camp,,No tracks ,rubs trails ,,nothing,waiting for first snow,then taking Mjolner for a woods walk. See you up the trail,if you in the lead do not spit.
Xfox, I just wish we here in S. Central Oregon had gotten the relief y'all did......It seems like the west coast has been set ablaze....The forestry folks are pretty convinced the big burn is intentional....Police better catch the perps before common citizens do.....
Beer is proof that God loves us,and wants us to be happy-B. Franklin
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