I have recently returned home from a 7 day hunting trip to the Oakanogan National forrest in N. central Washington. With 7 hard days of hunting I only seen 2 piles of scat and very little sign other wise. The berry patches didn't get enough water this spring and then on top of it there hasn't been much of a snow pack the last couple of years to keep many of the small ponds and springs up and running. I plan to venture back in the second week of September to do some serious Grouse and Rabbit hunting. The trails,roads ans woods are over run with them. Blue and Ruff grouse both. Snow shoes and Cotton tails too. but I do plan to carry the big gun along too for that just in case moment of seeing a bear.