That's a cool picture. I have spent my whole life outdoors camping, hunting, fishing, etc and have yet to see a bear or mountain lion. The thing that freaks me out is thinking how many have seen me without me knowing it!
Very coo, I actually haven't seen one in a couple years now and never while out hunting.
But I recieved my September tag in the mail today for 444 and attached units so I guess I better get out and start looking around some. I'm usually fishing other places and just don't get out looking that time of year.
Check the dranage between the Red Table road and Basalt Mountain on the Red Table side. Every bow hunter that I talked to last year that was hunting off of the Red Table road saw multipul bears during the archery season, and that was quite a few hunters.
My problem is that when I do have a tag I will never see a bear, but if I don't have a tag they are all over the place.
Thank you,That's the area I was planning to head to first.lol
Partly because I know it a bit and it's fairly close to home. Upper cattle creek on the Basalt mountain side is where I've seen the most in the past when out fishing brookies in the creek. I'm talking one every couple years though.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...