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We'll be hunting the Frank Church in September,are western rattlers a concern? any insight and or personel experience would be appreciated-should i bring a snakebite kit. Thanks

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I hunted the northern boundary of Frank Church last year after the fires and saw only two snakes in six weeks. Not sure if there will be more in an area that didn't burn. Where are you hunting?
rogie

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unit 17,along the corridor,where exactly has yet to be determined.(probably pretty close to the same area)--how did you do?-i'm thinking snakes will not be an issue,other than they are protected.

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On our sheep hunt we ran into a big one at the end of Oct. Best remedy if bit is a fast way to get to a hospital. Consider a satellite phone.

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I hate snakes especially those that rattle!! Just watch where you're walking & the same thing goes for your hands. My buddy almost got bit in Montana a couple of years ago, he was climbing up the side of a hill & the wind was blowing so hard he couldn't hear the rattler, his hand was only a foot or so from it before he seen it. I guess that rattler had a conscious & let him slide!

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BADGERMAN wrote:
unit 17,along the corridor,where exactly has yet to be determined.(probably pretty close to the same area)--how did you do?-i'm thinking snakes will not be an issue,other than they are protected.

I was in 19 / 20 along the Salmon from Mackay Bar up to White Water Ranch, thats a long way from 17. I did not harvest a sheep.
In my opinion you will most likely not have a problem with snakes. This may or may not be true but it seems like the further you go upstream (higher elevation) the fewer you see. I hunted in Hells Canyon last week from Eagle Creek downstream and saw three in just one day, all at fairly low elevations closer to the river.
What are you hunting?
Rogie

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son,nephew and myself will be hunting elk and muley,cant wait.

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What's a rattler?????? Big smile

Took this next to my car the other day. Big one........ cool

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