Originally Posted by Broz
I will get in on this too. If someone puts me on one I will get their tab for the entire "Victory Lap". Heck bring your wife and a buddy or two as well.
Follow hwy 2 west of Kalispell till you reach the Thompson River Rd (45 minutes ish). Hang a left, follow it till you reach mile marker 25 (the marker is painted plywood on a tree) Just past it on your left you'll see a logging road with a couple old concrete sisterns... I doubt you'll get 50 ft from the truck before you cross a track... I like Corona and Moose's pizza
Jokes aside, I've been up the logging road 4 times this year, all 4 were following tracks, 3 of them in tracks that were not more than a few hours old. The problem is that the clearcuts have grown in enough that they aren't "clear" anymore, and the timber is so damn thick you can't see even 50yds into it. I think it might be possible to push em out from below and catch crossing the logging road ambush style, but it'd take a bunch of guys to do it. The other problem is that people have been in there calling em quite a bit, so they're very well educated. I've had em howl back at me a few times, but they only do it from thick cover (while they send a scout down wind... SOBs)
The Lost Prairie area is full of em too, but they seem alot more spread out. I haven't crossed tracks in the same place yet, but I've seen tracks almost every time I've been in there. I got a tip from a forester friend this morning about an area south of here that I haven't hunted yet. I'll give it a try on Saturday. Hopefully I'll be posting glamour shots of ventilated pooches by Saturday evening!