Start tomorrow. Picked the dreaded tank with no cell coverage and terrible visibility. Going to be a long day. Or maybe not 2 years ago started on this tank and dead goat in two hours. Doubt that happens again though.
I am putting my money on Boggs being the first he is up in MT and is sending me pictures of good bucks near his water hole and sounds like next nearest water hole is a ways. I would not be surprised though if a bowsiter or two get one tomorrow with at least a few seasons opening. Brad/bowaddict said he would cover my bet if anyone wants to but money on the first one. ;)
Head out Wednesday and will be hunting around Trinidad, CO. Been following forecasts and doesn't look like there's been a ton of rain lately, but I know conditions on the ground can be different than what Yahoo weather shows. Anyone have any insight on the conditions? Either way, I'll be in a blind in a few days givin' 'em hell.
I use National Weather Service. Use the link, enter the nearest town then you can click on the map and get local data from the nearest weather station. I’m in the middle of nowhere Nevada right now, 35 north of Gerlach, and can get current conditions from a weather station 8 miles south of me, plus the site will provide a fairly accurate forecast for that specific area on the map.
A couple of weeks ago I made the mistake of using weather.com prior to leaving for a cow elk hunt and that forecast showed no rain but I got 2” the first 3 days. National Weather Service had 40% chance on their site for one day and 80% for the next….
The antelope bested me again. Spent 45 hours over three days in a blind. Had a decent buck come in two hours into my first sit. He drank at 37 yards and was very slightly quartering to so I held off thinking it was early and I’d have another chance. He was the only goat that showed up over the three days. He may have been the only goat that showed up, but he wasn’t the only critter that paid me a visit…
BEG- pics like that scare the hell outta me! Snakes seem to love me, but the feeling isn't mutual. After not seeing one for several years I stupidly said "Man, I wish I could see a rattle snake. I've never seen one." Well... I've gotten my wish ever since. I've almost stepped on two (and they were NOT happy about it), had one six inches in front of my face while crawling up a steep hill on all fours, and had several other way-too-close encounters with them too.