I'm glad you had a great time, we have some great fishing here in Oregon, I usally get out for the oversized fish around fathers day, thats when it seems the real big ones bite for some reason, The biggest one i have caught was 14 feet and pushing 600-650 pounds, we faught that one for almost 2 hours before he would come to the boat. I love fishing for the big sturgeon, but by the end of the day your just spent from getting your butt kicked by those monsters. What did you think of Oregon? I love it here and wouldnt wanna be anywhere else.
The western part of the state is beautiful and I would love to come back for some more fishing or some hunting in the future. The eastern part not so much as it was a bit too flat and tree less for my liking. We did spot a herd of elk and some deer as we were heading down to lower elevation just before dark along the highway so that was cool.
I feel the same about my state though and can't imagine living somewhere else.
Your state is the only one I have been in for many years that someone actually comes out to pump your gas for you. I didn't even know what was going on at first and thought it was a mistake but it happened at four different stations while I was there.
It isn't a courtesy in Oregon for a attendant to pump your gas but a state law. If I remember right Oregon and a eastern state are the only ones left that won't let you pump your own. Now if you own a diesel you can pump your own in Oregon.
Yea the eastern part of the state is pretty flat and bare. but it really depends on what part of eastern oregon too. NE oregon is a lot like western oregon with mountains and tree's. Western Oregon is a grea place very sceinic. If you come out again let me know a head of time i can save you the cost of the outfitter, I have many friends that have boats and that are always looking for a reason to go fish and if you hunt I can show you the ropes.
Critter, you are correct on the law of NOT pumping your own gas. I'm pretty sure New Jersey is the only other state that is like this. Its kinda silly but its nice during the winter when it cold and crappy out. The arrgument against it is it cost more for gas but our neighbors to the north(WA) and to the south(CA) pay more for gas then we do.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...