I've been hunting in the same Salmon Zone 28b for 7 out of 8 years. I see a few cows every year, saw one bull 4 years ago and buddy shot one that same year...not real high odds if you ask me.
I just got back from a 5 day and got the drop on some cows but, no bull. Like to blame the wolfs but have not seen any. Maybe it is time to try somewhere else or is this typical of public land hunts?
Out of 4 camps nearby only one had a bull.
My son did get his first small Buck this year , so that was a very proud moment.
I have gotten to know the area very well and so it is hard to try another, what do you think? Keep trying or move on?
I still have my buck tag to fill (passed on some forks already), for Elk I have to stay in that zone and have no one to go back up with so I think that is a bust.
I'd really like to do something more long range for deer this year and then maybe change units next year? Anybody got a good spot for long range deer in Idaho?
Sucks when your kids have school, your buddies are broke, and nobody has any time off. I am doing well, self employed ,and could go for a month...
Thanks for letting me vent.