Yeah quite a bit of pretty country got smoked, hopefully it won't be so bad next summer...
I have not hunted around Salida, Keepitsimple, but it is a nice area down there, especially as you go south in to the Sangre De Cristo's.
What part of Northern Wisconsin are you in? A few falls ago I was in the Duluth/Superior area and I was blown away by the fall colors up there (CO mostly just has yellow aspens in the fall). My wife and I did a little hiking on the MN side of Lake Superior.
I will admit, I love deer plots.
I love planting... even the garden at home.
What I do not like are high cost farm implements.
I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit.
OK, fine... I will make one!
The materials were very simple... some plastic corrugated sewer drain pipe, some metal, 2 bearings and some concrete and you are in business!
I cut the pipe, in this case, to 46" wide - as I intended to pull this one...