Well finally have some time to get out and about this weekend after returning back from Afghanistan. I was thinking about heading up to my normal stomping grounds (trapper creek area) but I figure by now most of the blackies will be well into the hills which I will not be able to get to with the time frame I have to hunt. Was looking into the chickaloon or hope area but I have to tap the reg book to ensure the season will match. My hunting will be on foot as I do not have access to a wheeler/argo so I have to plan accordingly. Usually my knees can hold up for about 15-20 miles total per day. So if anyone has a few suggestions as to what direction I should be heading it would be great as my goal is to put some meat in the freezer to lower the dang grocery bills at the house. I know I need to head to the berry fields and hill tops but not sure if our early snow fall we had in the valley might have pushed them into their hibernation phase yet.
Thanks in advance I am excited to finally try out my new Tikka T3 30.06