Yep the aseason juts keeps getting closer and closer, and seems how I did not draw my deer tag, I think I am gonna try for a leftover archery tag...maybe, and then I mat just try for a 4th season rifle tag and try to hunt them when they are closer to the rut and in the snow. regardless of what I decided it should be alot of fun!!
I still have a lot of work left to do, but my scouting has been pretty productive so far, hoping to keep things moving in the right direction. But I get distracted easily. Damn Wyoming leftovers, this new rifle I'm playing with, and then we'll have the official Colorado leftovers, then before you know it I'll have my brother's wedding in Yellowstone september 3rd, which also means my bear season, then muzzleloaders season, then antelope season, then 2nd, 3rd and 4th seasons, then some late season stuff. Dang...I ain't ready yet!
I haven't broken it down to days yet but I know it's getting closer quickley. About 8 weeks I'd guess. I haven't had a day off for close to 3 weeks now so getting anything done is difficult. Hopefully as soon as August gets here I'll be able to get back to a normal 40+ hour week and get some scouting done and range work as niether of my rifles is zeroed at this time and one is still at the gunsmith as he is over a week late now getting it back for me.
I have to take a 2 hour lunch on Wednesday to run home and use the computer and buy my Wyoming leftover tags as we are now locked out from using one at work. I can actually still use one but don't want to risk my job for doing it.
Well, I bought my second deer tag, the local archery season, last night, along with a pig tag. So, I could start hunting now if I wanted, since pig is year round .
Sept. 3rd is the start of Archery for my zone. As I said earlier, the northern archery zone started last week. On one of my local boards, one guy has already shot a huge velvet buck. Gotta love hunting in July....
this thread got me wondering, I only have 36 days till the start of achery deer/elk season, i can hardly wait. going up on friday to hike one of my spots i'm gonna go this season, should be fun, hope to see alot of sign.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....