Been a long time since I've hunted the west side. I lived in the Independence/Monmouth area years ago and we hunted either family property outside Monmouth, Black Rock behind Falls City, Polk Talbot outside Dallas or up in the Valsetz area. I have never hunted around Lyon's.
Probably find the same brushy stuff that is all over the valley. Went with my son near Toledo seven or eight years ago. Diaster! Hills to steep for this old guy any more and lots of brush. On the up side though, my son told me that everyone that he knew that hunted elk outside of Newport got elk.
Have you ever looked all over the house and garage for a piece of hunting equipment or an article of clothing? I sure have... or at least I used to. I found that storing my hunting gear in large containers that are labeled not only saves me time looking but also saves space. I used to have my gear all over the house, taking up space that I needed for other things.
Here's what I do now. I went out and bought some large plastic tubs and everything goes in them. I...