Where to hunt
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:35 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:48 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:33 AM
Sonoma, Mendocino, or lake county sounds pretty good.
Where is a place I can take him in northern CA,
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:58 AM
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:17 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:46 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:09 AM
Me too... Oh wait; I already do, as it takes me that much just to get out of L.A... Well, at least it seems like anyhow. I guess driving "up to" 150 miles may really be pushing the envelope for some. No, REALLY !!
willing to drive up to 150 miles for a good spot.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:22 PM
I promise you that all BLM land holds dogs. Like i said, they are everywhere. As for which is the best, without sounding rude here, the one with most fresh sign (scat and tracks) and food such as mice, rabbits, and even poor little birds. Just because someone pulled a dog out of an area does not mean that is the best spot to hunt. It just means they happened to beat the odds that day. The only sure way to know what areas are best are to hit the BLM lands and try to find an area that has the most recent sign. Old sign means they were there, and still may be, but fresh sign obviously means your odds have just risen tremendously. That is why the emphasis on telling you to go out and look. An area that was abundant with dogs and fresh sign two months ago may hold neither this month. Nobody knows 100% for sure where they are, even though they are widely abundant. All anyone can do is to start off in a place that looks promising with good food sources and some form of shelter, be it rocks or brush, look for sign (obviously the fresher the better), and do their best to call and not get busted. The good ones see enough sign over time to recognize what the layout usually tends to hold when they spot good sign, and is why they are much better at it. Unfortunately, it really is not something you can describe, it is more like a feeling you get when you see it. It just "looks" right. And even a place that looked like that at one time can change due to fire, lack of brush from drought, etc., which is why you should always be looking for new spots whenever you are out. I rarely hunt predators anymore, but I did see about three real promising spots I took note of during the last quail/chukar season, and sure enough the nephew jumped a dog while chasing rabbits in that same area . That's how even people with favorite spots find new ones. Hope that makes some sense?
Good point. What I was more or less asking was what open BLM areas are best?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:34 PM
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