Leaving in a day or two. Lots going on. Good thing I had my 2016 hunt check list saved.
Went through it tonight. It is probably more stuff than I’ll take, but I may take it all. Won’t go out shopping much, except for some food.
This is a rut hunt for trophy bucks in great habitat. A bit of a drive from the Bay Area, but not too bad.
Taking my F150 and pulling my 16-foot Cargo trailer with our Rhino ATV and set up for sleeping.
Here is the preliminary list. It will evolve a bit as I pack.
Devil’s Garden muzzleloader M9 Nov1-11, 2018
Deer season could have started in July, with the A-Zone archery season, but a series of mishaps and also some planned trips wiped out the A-Zone season for me.
The last weekend of the A-Zone starts tomorrow. I’ll probably go to the ranch, but mostly for purposes other than deer hunting. With about 150 pounds of fish and assorted other game in my freezer, the last thing I need right now is a deer carcass.
So… I’ll gather up some stuff stored at the ranch, pick up the Honda Rancher ATV, shoot my muzzleloader and maybe my .30-06 and then return home in time for dinner.
On Monday, Linda and I will drive to Alamanor for a week of relaxing.
The real season begins on about November first when, with my Open Zone Tag in hand, I’ll make the first trip of the season. My objective will be X-2 where the Devil’s garden muzzleloader season will be open. It runs until November 11th so I should have a chance at a nice buck.
If that doesn’t work out, I’ll hunt the Doyle muzzleloader hunt and maybe the Bass Hill archery hunt. I can reach those areas while staying at the, newly aquired, Lake-House at Almanor.
It has been a full summer. Now for a full fall – without any surgeries.
Did make some progress today by taking the Airstream trailer down to the grasslands where it will remain at the Kerry Club until February. It’s looking pretty good for (it’s age) – 62. I’ve owned it for 32 if those years.