Dale Parker
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15 Oct 2021: This damn weather is not good for deer hunting. If you are out to just to see the sites then it`s good but that doesn`t bring home anything for the freezer. We saw just one deer today in the hunting area but several near the house when leaving and a few just up the road. All of the female type. This morning going into town I saw what appeared to be a spike or maybe a small forked horn on private property. At least it was a buck. We saw a lot of bear scat today so bears are roaming the roads.

13 Oct 2021: The weather is changing and it is starting to feel like Fall with temperature falling down to the low 40`s at night. In the last week we have experience some rain. Last evening we got sprinkles while hunting up on Ransom Ridge. South Coast Lumber which owns a lot of land where we hunt was kind enough to unlock all their gates. I guess the fire danger is down to 0 now so that is why they did that. While hunting we came across a Pack-Rat`s condo. It was agout 4 feet high. This is the second one we`ve come across while hunting. One of these days I`m going to take the time and tear one apart and see what is on the inside. One small buck was spotted but after the shot, it disappeared down into a gully and no trace of it was observed after that. It walked slow after the shot but left no blood trail. Then it started to rain and the clouds make it get darker than normal which made it hard to see much of anything so we came home.

05 Oct 2021: Into the hills we went as it was raining. We came across a couple of hunters who said they say bucks but couldn`t get a shot off. We didn't see anything until we were heading out of the hills and we came across a nice herd of elk. One nice bull and about 20 of his harem. When we got off the forest service road and onto the pave road, a nice doe crossed the road in front of us, leap over a fence and disappeared into the brush.

02 Oct 2021: A good day if you can call it a good day not bringing any meat home. One buck was spotted but before Linda could get in position, a shot rang out and a guy appeared about 50 feet up the gully where she was at. He told her he had been tracking the little buck for about a half mile. . About an hour later, we were traveling down this dirt road when a bear popped up and stood broadside in the road about 100 feet from us. Linda got out and scoped it and we both determined it was a young bear and too little to shoot. We estimated his weight to be about 100 pounds, so we let him lumber down the road in front of us stopping a couple of times to look at us and he finally went off the road and down a steep embankment and disappeared into the thick brush. To us it was a good day. The grandson was with us and he is the one who spotted the buck. We passed by that spot again coming out of the hills and saw a small gut sack. Arriving home, there were 8 deer in our yard, not one of them a buck.

01 Oct 2021: Not much going on here except for getting our stuff together for hunting season which opens tomorrow. If we don't get a buck, it is called a long day picnic. Either way its a good day outdoors. I`ll be able to get some new photographs of the back country and hopefully some wildlife.

28 Sept 2021: Busy day as I had to go into Crescent City. Traveling to the prison city, I got into a down pour where it was hard to see more than 100 feet. Talk about slow driving. Enroute, I saw a nice little forked horn standing on the side of the road. Yesterday our yard was full of doe`s and yearlings. Deer hunting season opens this Saturday so you know where we`ll be. This rain will help the season, making it more quiet to walk. At least I`ll be getting new outdoor and hunting photographs to post. We always pack good food and drink while out in the woods hunting. In the last 48 hours, we have almost 4 inches of rain. Love it.



15 Oct 2021: I have no idea what this cage is or what it was used for.

12 Oct 2021: Pack Rat`s Nest.

05 Oct 2021: The elk herd we came across and no elk tag.

First Day of season

Linda`s Buck from last year



Some deer in our driveway


She produced two bucks:


Our visitor the other day

Dale Parker
Gentlemens Choice
CND Media
Photos