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21 Jan 2022: My mind has been full with getting my wood cutting permit and selling my second drone. Now I have to get off my lazy butt and drive up to the hills and cut my load of wood. I have enough wood tags to keep me busy through the summer. I`ll take my drone and fly different country. I`ll load my trailer with wood first then fly my drone if it doesn`t get dark on my. I`ll be looking for dead trees still standing instead of locating already down timber but I`ll take what comes my way.

11 Jan 2022: We`ve had a few days of sunshine so things are drying out. I`m out of firewood so the sooner the better I get to the hills to cut some. First I have to go to the US Forest Service in Gold Beach to get a permit. Their offices are not open to the public but they told me to knock on the door and they will give me an application where I have to stand outside and fill it out then knock on the door again where they will approve the application and take my money. What a crock. I have to give them money to cut up some down trees. They should pay me for cleaning up their trash.

04 Jan 2022: 80+ mph winds, heavy rain and no power. That made for a great day if you loved severe storms. We could hear large branches hitting the house, landing on the roof and the sound of the wind sounded like several freight trains rumbling through the house. It was great except no power, no phone, no television, no water and no Internet. That was our life for 18 hours. But with a generator, we were able to plug in two freezers, one Frig, several lights and I was able to charge all of our electronics such as flashlights and cell phones. Since WiFi was down, the cell phones were spotty. Here it is now at 7:30 pm, we still have no television but the power has been restored and everything seems to be working. The wind is still gusting near 45 mph and the rain continues to come down. Since this storm started, we have measured over 9 inches of rain up here on the mountain. The storm has been a warm on so hopefully it will melt some of the snow so I can make it to the wood cutting area. We tried the other day but got turned around by heavy snow and 16 degree temperature. Too cold for this old man.

02 Jan 2022: Hell of a cold day here on the hill but it even got colder when we went up to higher elevation to hunt for wood. We got about a mile off the pavement and hit deep snow but the problem was the ice layer beneath the snow. We decided to turn around as there were no vehicle tracks on the snow covered road and we didn't feel it was safe to venture further being the only vehicle in the area so we didn't want to be stuck without anyone around to help us. The wind was blowing steady about 45 mph with gust over 60 mph. My temperature gauge registered a chilly 16 degrees. I`m sure the wind helped lower the temperature. We did gather some wood but not much as we felt it best to get off the mountain as it was starting to sleet. It was so damn cold, I didn`t even think about getting my camera out to take photographs. There will be another day to do that.

30 Dec 2021:Tomorrow will be the last day of this terrible year. Lots of things have happened to me this year, mainly healthwise. I guess at my age, its expected. Not many know of the difficulty I`ve had to go through but overall, I`m doing fine. At the age I`m at it`s time to get all my pebbles in order so there is no confusion if something does happen to me. Not that anything is going to happen but it nice to be prepared for anything that may come along. Tomorrow is the last day we can hunt for cougar. I`m more interested in cutting firewood than I am hunting a cat. But firewood cutting has to come after it stops raining. It is too muddy in the hill and there is still a lot of snow up there.


Coffee time

Quail Prairie lookout. My idea of a selfie

Coming out of the burn near Quail Prairie

Going to check my trail cam and heard a noise, pulled my revolver. Never did see the bear behind me and only saw it when checking the SD card I retrieved from the trail cam.

One of my mule deer I shot near Bend, Oregon.

Another One of my mule deer I shot near Bend, Oregon.

4 Nov 2021: The day before the end of the season, Linda got her buck, about a mile from FS 1407
It was raining, foggy and we finally got it to the road about 10 pm with the help from a friend.
He did most of the work, thank goodness.

19 Oct 2021: Not only wet but damn cold.

19 Oct 2021: Hunting in the storm.

19 Oct 2021: Hunting in the storm.

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

First Day of season

The European Mount of Linda`s buck of 2020


Linda`s Buck from last year

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