Now that I have your attn. I just wanted to share it's official, buckfever has begun to spread rapidly. Out in D15 hiking early before the crowds with family and friends and saw some nice little bucks. Gotta start serious scouting soon. How's everyone doing with their scouting/hiking/getting in shape? I also realized, the gym cannot mirror walking in the woods with a heavy pack and sun beating down on you. Gym is good, outdoors are better! Good luck, have fun, and be safe out there.
I was in d15 last week and could not believe the antler growth so far this year. I saw 3 bucks two were allready nice forks and one was a heavy heavy 4.
I will be heading to Bridgeport, CA for a week of fishing and deer spotting and hope's of drawing X12 the itch will be bad up there lol.
Thank you dchunter Thats when i am going 3 weeks, good luck to u.
I scouted the San Luis Obispo area this weekend and found a blacktail that will be in the 140's with all his trash. Also found a group of about 20 Hogs. Can't wait for the season to start. had to deal with a lot of Ticks as well.
Sweet jerryt. that there is a big deer. congrats on finding those hogs. i would love to get out and do some hog hunting. haven't tried that yet. go get em!
If there is a cure for this "epidemic", please dont show it to the wife! Im enjoying this whole "epidemic" thing, and really need it to continue on and run its course!
Only a couple more months!
A Sunday school teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?"
"No," replied Johnny. "How could he, with just two worms."
Very funny everyone! Good stuff!
I'm headed out tonight to install a game cam in my archery spot.. Sure wish I had one of those fancy cams that send you a txt message with the photos..
I wish I had a crappy one that I have to hike to and a bow to boot. Maybe I can borrow my daughter's $40 long bow! Good luck out there SpiritWalker.
Im gonna head out next week, im hoping this will be my "first" deer hunt in CA(First one was actually a youth hunt up north). I think ima look in d14 and 11,13,15(i think thats the 3 that go together)
I know where Bucks are in my "go too honey hole".. but they can live yet another year!(Last years I had an operation and missed deer season!). two good tags in Ut and Nv(so no time)! still to early to scout, waiting til after Fathers day!
I may do a B zone pack trip tp test a mystery ranch back pack at almost 700.00 in two weeks!
Good luck Pumpa and .257 mag. Welcome to CA hunting Pumpa. Pack trip would be fun Mag. Good luck out there scouting.
Hopefully ill be able to get out haha. Dang kinds
i will be headin out in d-15 soon to start scouting i went fishing in trabuco creek a week ago still a fair amount of water .
ive found a few areas id like to scout out but am having dificulty finding legal parking guess i will have to have some body drop me off .
i prob. past by u while u were fishing on if you were there on Mem. Day. I was surprised to see people fishing cuz i didn't theyd stock it anymore so i haven't the stocking schedule in a while. Glad I got out there fairly out there. It was a zoo when I was leaving.
Took an approximate 10-mile hike through one of favorite spots in D11 yesterday. You're right, nothing compares to getting your cardio on in areas where you hunt and under similar conditions as when hunting. Started my hike before sunrise, so I did get to see a few does and other wildlife, which was nice. Didn't see any bucks, as I kept out of actual ridges and places I hunt to leave them undisturbed for the season. Didn't bump into a soul, which I love. Nature, like it was intended to be. :-)
Good for you rcarteaga. Don't you wanna get in to you spots a little just to take a peak at what might be lurking?
Wouldn't want to catch an early case of buck fever!
I have already got the fever.
Like everyone else here, I am thinking of getting out soon while the bucks are still in velvet and easier to spot, as they gorge themselves early and late in every high meadow.
Been checking out my old zones for new trails with Google Earth.
Been surfing the internet hunting sites for all info on the Calif deer zones.
I'm not sure what's worse right now. My poison oak rash or my buckfever! God I'm allergic to that stuff. If I look at poison oak or bucks I get the itch!
I always catch the fever when Im fishing Upper Twin lakes above Bridgeport. I've never had the chance to hunt there (maybe this year :) ) but I've been hiking and fishing in every canyon /finger 10 miles in for over 15 years. It sure would be fun to hunt those high areas.
I hope you get your wish OnShore! Good luck to everyone in the draw. I'm just planning on D15 but you never know. Goodale might be in the cards. Yeah, right!