I live in cda. Hunting is decent if you get out of the truck and hunt. Don't believe all the wolf hype. we got elk, but there habits have changed. The country around here is very treed, it does make spotting game difficult. Have fun and enjoy the country. Lots of public land to explore. WE have mainly whitetail around here. you go to travel for mulies. I don't know what to say about turkeys, i have killed a couple and did not see any challenge or thrill and the tags are to much money, but you can get 5 a year. The really cool thing about this area, is we get all 4 seasons and summers here are fantasatic. I will say though, that i prefer winter and we are getting hosed this year, Winter is just now showing up. typoically we have 8-10 feet of snow in the mountains, right now. we got 5 feet. It will be interesting to see if we burn up this summer. Some years there is alot of smoke in the air from fires.
Within 4 hours of cda you have world class recreation in some kick ass mountains.
Yea I love it here. I've heard snow is way down. As far as traveling for Muleys I've heard Moscow area is decent. I don't expect spots to be given but any info on general areas would be greatly appreciated. Also with bear in the spring I was told to go north? Hunt the new grass hillsides of meadows? Again thanks for all the help!
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...