Originally Posted by jfseaman
Well, that's not unique to California
I'll be going to NM, home of the OP for my elk.
Local pigs and central coast deer this year are in the offing.
I wouldn't call CA ideal by any stretch but it's what I got so I'll make the best of it.
True, not unique to Cali.
In the area I hunt, it was inundated with a certain group of people about 6-7 years ago. They killed everything they could. Since then, the quail, squirl and deer population has been 1/4 of what it was. If you go one mountain over, where you either need a four wheeler or serious 4 wheel drive, th animal population is much better. It was sad going on car rides with the kids and not seeing animals.
I know some of the local wardens and they knew of the issue and did patrol it, but the damage was done.
I like Cali, geographically speaking. I like the outdoor opportunities and the vast amount of diverse land types to go play on. It's all I got, I'll make it work.