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05-06-2003, 01:57 PM
I'm new to humboldt and was thinking about hunting B4. I read it's alot of private land and some public. I was wondering how the hunting there is and if there is very much private timber land available to be hunted. Is the public land hunting land any good? Any help is appreciated.
Good luck to all,
05-06-2003, 03:37 PM
The only public land is the Kings Range and I've never hunted there. Our club has property off of Briceland Rd and the hunting is great for deer and bear. Getting permission to hunt on private land would be your best bet. The tough part is convincing the locals that your not a pot grower looking for land to plant a crop on. I've had some interesting run-ins up there especially archery hunting my first trip up there with camo on....that didn't go over too well with some old timers. I actually went to the sheriffs office and told them where I was hunting and if they get a rash of calls, I was the one they're talking about. He explained the reason for their fear of guys in camo... Once your known it's a great place to hunt and there are tons of deer!
05-06-2003, 06:35 PM
I hunt Kings Range every year. The good side is that it opens for archery the end of July, There is tons of BLM land and, And my B tag lets me hunt there and on my B1 land later in the year. The bad side is most of it is strait up and down and very brushy. If you know where to go there are a few nice places. There just few and far between. If you plan to hunt there do your homework.
05-07-2003, 02:21 PM
Some friends and I tried hunting King's Range one year and we ran into the same things listed above plus more.
The terrain is very steep in most of it. We ran into a couple different pot plantations. And we ran into one of the dreaded Vietnamese groups.
05-08-2003, 11:04 AM
Those dreaded Vietnamese groups were probably VC.
05-08-2003, 03:05 PM
Ok. This sounds like a helluva hunt. The hunting is good on private. Problem: I don't know anyone who owns land. Thats out. So it looks like I'll rappelling into canyons and climbing out, all the while trying to keep clear of the mexican mob pot plantations and avoiding the vietnamese. I'm there opening day! One question what is wrong with coming across a vietnamese group? Also does palco or simpson own any land there and what are their hunting policies. Thank for all the info guys!
Good luck to all,
05-08-2003, 06:38 PM
The Vietnamese groups usually clean an area out. They shoot everything, does, squirrels, blue jays you name it. I also don't know of any PL land there. Like I said earlier there are some decent places, you just have to do some scouting. GO get a Kings range map up at the BLM office in Arcata. You have until the end of july to scout.
05-09-2003, 09:47 AM
I think I'll bring a camera and maybe do some antipoaching hunting too!
05-09-2003, 02:33 PM
Welcome to Humboldt. PL and Simpson rarely grant access to the public for hunting unless you are doing contract work or something. With all the treehuggers in the mattole valley and new leadership at PL I would not waste your time trying to get access from them. I sent you an Email. It might help put you on the right track.
05-10-2003, 12:05 AM
Kings Range is a dangerous place to hunt,mostly due to pot growers.Here's a story related by a Highway Patrolman to my father.
Two friends were hunting the Kings Range,not sure on the exact location.Do not remember if they were bow hunting or rifle hunting.
A group of pot growers jumped them.One guy got away and ran for help,but the other guy wasn't so lucky.They blind folded him,tied him up,put him in the back of a van,and drove him around until dark,the whole time with a knife to his throat telling him they were going to kill him.
Finaly they took his wallet and his driver's license (this is why you should leave that stuff in the rig),and told him if he told any law enforcement about this,they'd come to his house and kill him and his family.They then dropped him (still blind folded and tied up)somewhere on one of the back roads.Luckily,his buddy finaly reached help and law enforcement found the poor guy at about 1 AM.
I hunted the Kings Range ONCE.I believe I saw more Vietnamiese and Laiotion (sp?) people than any other time of my life.
I am not a racist,never have been,never will,BUT Vietnamiese and Laiotion groups are like the plauge when it comes to hunting land.As others have said above ,they shoot EVERYTHING.I have personaly witnessed blue jays,lizards and digger squirrels being shot by the hoard and eaten.They will also shoot any deer they come across,be it doe,fawn or buck.
F&G won't bust them anymore either.Why?Because in two hours their back on the street and just as quickly back on the mountain side.No judges can convict them as they say they don't speak English and don't understand our game laws.
This isn't an opinion,it's the stone cold truth.I wish it wasn't but it is.What I'd like to know is how these guys even get their hunting licenses in the first place.
Why do you want to hunt B4 specificly?Just hit South Fork with the rest of us bozo's who aren't smart enough to get invited to hunt private land.If you get away from the drunks on South Fork (which usually means getting more than a mile away from the road),it's exceptionaly good hunting.There are more BIG bucks killed off of South Fork every year than any other place in Kalifornia.
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