Hunting

This section is for all stories involving Hunting.

  1. Elk Hunting

    The Blue Mountains, SE Washington. "The Blues" as you can see get their name from the blue hew that surrounds them. I have hunted elk in this spot for the last 40 years. There are four sub species of Wapiti (elk) still in existence in North America. Rocky mountain, Tule, Roosevelt and Manitoban. The Eastern and Merriam's subspecies have been extinct for at least a century. Species vary as to antler shape and size, body size, coloration and mating behavior. Elk are large animals possessing an...
  2. Hunting Farmland Whitetails

    The wildlife that abounds in the rolling hills of the Palouse region of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho get accustomed to the engine noise of combines and tractors working in the fields from early in the spring through late in the fall. Deer, Elk, Coyotes and upland game birds have been known to sit tight almost to the point of getting "run over" by the machinery as it passes by. An aerial picture of Y's Acres Farms. The Snake River breaks in the background. Fall is a very busy time...
  3. Bloodthirsty Squirrels

    I once took a friend and his disabled father on a simple squirrel hunt. Well, both my friend Ray and I thought it would be simple. We had hunted deer, rabbit, and squirrels on this small farm in rural Virginia for about 2 years. So, when Ray's father came for a visit and lamented that since he was on a cane and had bad knees, he could not hunt anymore! Ray and I took it as a challenge to allow his Father to hunt once again. It was on a Wednesday and we started preparations. First, to get...
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