Spent some time, last week, driving 395 east of Susanville. Of particular interest was the area near Doyle where the Doyle muzzle loading rife hunt takes place in late November.
Also of interest is X 5B, north of Honey Lake. Here are a couple photos of the country.
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Note the tall bitter brush in the foreground. This country has some of the best bitter brush anywhere. The Mountain in the background (on the other side of Honey Lake) is Skedaddle Mountain. Should be some bucks up there. Heading north from Skedaddle Mountain is oodles of deer country bounded by Highway 395 on the west and Nevada on the east. A late season mule deer hunt in that country sounds very attractive.
Further south on 395 there is tremendous winter range on both sides of the road.
The top photo is of the mountains west of 395, while the lower two photos are of the winter range east of 395. The Nevada border is near the crest of the eastern mountains.
Lots of scouting to do in the process of planning my hunts.