Thursday, July 23, 2009

It will continue to burn..untill they learn

I would like to sit here and go on and on ranting and raving about the numb sculls....knuckle heads, city slick'n folks that are leading me to this post.
I'm referring to the people other then one such as this hunter chick that use our woods....or shall I SAY MIS-USE our woods.
This is the time of year when the ground is dry, the grass turns brown, and every step you take through the mountains is so dry that an elk within a mile radius hears it crackling. One of my very favortie areas to hunt was burning this month..thanks to some careless individual(s).
I don't feel like i should have to say this but here it goes:

YOU CAN'T cut fire wood, when it's been 2 months since any kind of rainfall in the summer...
YOU CAN'T ride a dirt bike that lets off any kind of sparkage...
YOU CAN"T throw a cigarette butt out the window and think it won't cause a fire.
YOU CAN'T burn a campfire in 105 degree dry-ass conditions.

I know this all seems like common knowledge for most, but sadly it isn't. Their is so many people out their that just don't respect our forests, and mountains. This carelessness is causing elk,deer bear and many other wildlife to lose their habitat.
So, at the risk of sounding like a bitch..please help spread the word this summer...use common sense, know your burning restrictions and help keep our forests standing, and mountains huntable as kill'n season is just around the corner!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A little early waterfowling..a band & a collar

This Year we had the opportunity to take our boys to help band and collar some groups of local geese.Us, along with 4 biologist from the Washington State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife were able to catch a total of 110 local geese. It was a great experience for our boys. The boys got to hold the geese as they moved from one station to another..first sexing(finding out how many males VS females their was) Then they were shown how to tell if it was an adult or juvenile (based upon tail feathers) Then they held them while the biologists collared and banded them. The adults received both collars and bands, while the Juveniles only got bands.
You would be amazed at how easy the process really was as we did this in the small window of time when the birds are moulting.(can't fly) If anyone hunts, or has kids that hunt, or even just enjoy geese and waterfowl.... I HIGHLY suggest you contact your local see if they have a program, or need volunteer help. It was a unforgettable experience for our boys.You will even notice by the pic that this hunter chicks hubby to be was more then PLEASED to be holding his first "collared goose" (Should we tell him it's still alive, and it doesn't count if you didn't shoot it??????)
This is what the total count was for the local area:

Treetop Fruit Pond

Sgt. Hubbard Park

Lakeside Office Park

Saturday, July 11, 2009

2 months...and NO branched antler tag...

Holy crap! would u believe it's been over two months since I have blogged with you cool people???
Well, my life has been dedicated to baseball, baseball....and oh yeah..more baseball! My boys ...are keeping me busy.
All this aside..we are starting to think about that cool crisp morning..the one day during the year that it's impossible to sleep the night before.... ya know, the one that comes in September??????????????????? That would be Washington deer and elk season!!!!!!!!
Iam so excited..big game season is just around the corner!
I wish I could say I'll be lacing up my boots and going after the elusive branched antler bull elk. BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO............
I couldn't draw that golden ticket again!
The day the drawing results were out I was jacked! I scurried my happy ass over to the computer..put in my wild ID number ..... the little hour glass ran and what did I see...
I couldn't believe it..all the points and no tag! So then the great hubby to be puts his number in..........
"Cool" I got drawn for the area I wanted!
Oh well....maybe next year! Even though i didn't get my bull tag, since i shoot archery I still have a general season cow tag. With any luck..Il have one of these in my spot-Hogg site this season.......................

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