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05-15-2010, 09:05 PM
Just wondering if any one belongs to the Back Country Horsemans Association and if you do how do you like the association. Thinking about joining, also trying to get some input from others who belong to the association. Thanks
06-05-2010, 12:17 PM
IMO I think they are great. BUT you have to a have a strong group that is willing to do it all. Here in the High Desert it folded and that is a shame.
07-12-2010, 08:05 AM
I'm new here on JHO, but I've been in BCHC since 1990. If you love the backcountry then this is your Org. I see you are from Tracy and that is part of our local Mid Valley unit. Would like see you join, we always need new members. We have X12 tags this fall so we're looking for info to pack in to a good area for hunting
07-12-2010, 07:46 PM
Welcome to the forum, glad to see another packer in the group. Where do you live and how do you go about joining the BCHA?
Been hunting X-12 since 1958. If you have a certain area that your looking at to hunt, let me know, I might be able to help you.
07-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Mustang,,,,,,,,,,,did you get my email?
08-04-2010, 05:26 PM
I was involved in Law Enforcement in Mono County(X-12) (and X9a) for 12 years. Please ask any specific questions you like about any USGS quadrangle that looks productive for your preferred area in x-12. There isnt much of either zone I havent pulled marijuana gardens out of or dead bodies from.....or forest Service trail crews, ha! Thats a story for a different time though. If you apply sound hunting techniques to X-12 you will be most likely successful. As most hunters on here should know, it is a great unit for deer. Although since the Mtn Lion initiative went passed the voters years ago, the herds have been hit hard. Most politically correct wont admit this, but it has gotten alot of validity from local ranchers who seem to have years of data. A great place to start is at the Conway Summit/Virgina Lakes x-12 x-9a border up towards Dunderburg Mine on the side of Dunderburg Mtn. From there all the way back (north)toward Green Lakes. Another area I saw from the air once looked pretty good. It was on the North East border with Yosemite Nat Park along Tower Peak. Some great country in there. I accessed over an area called Buckeye, but I am pretty sure it has trails running in there from Mountain Warfare Taining Center along 108. Would love to see a hunt go in from the south buckeye area though(great country) I have recently returned to California from Colorado (moved to chase elk) and all the hunting chat on this site has got the blood flowing again..Good Luck, and great hunting!
08-05-2010, 09:00 AM
Thanks for the info,, just came out of Paiute mdws on tues, saw a few deer but did not get up to Tower PK . Packer told me all the canyons East of Leavitt were also good prospects. Will be going back in to do more scouting in a couple of weeks.
08-06-2010, 02:51 PM
My father has been a member of the BCHC (Back Country Horseman of California) for some years. Is that the same as BCHA?. They seem to be a very active group. moatsroof- I went camping next to that Training Center when I was in college. Permafrosted ground, beautiful mountains, and Marines running in formation- thats what I remember.
08-13-2010, 10:03 PM
Backcountry Horsemen of California is a state organization of the BCHAmerica, then we have 23 local units in CA which operate under the state and national parent organizations. If anyone in the hunting mood wants to use horses or mules this org is one that you can learn the ins and outs of managing stock in the backcountry, that is part of our mission, educating people about responsible stock use and helping to maintain trails and sustain the use of stock in the backcountry. Go to bchcalifornia.org for more info.
08-14-2010, 08:23 AM
Whatever happened to Mustang??????????Did he get lost in the backcountry??
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