Preparing for 2017 season
Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:18 PM
Posted 29 August 2017 - 04:54 PM
big fire just started east of lake oroville near feather falls
not sure what zone for deer but in 2 hours its up to 600+ acres with evacuations
fire moving north east , western and south edge borate drops holding
Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:06 PM
that fire east of lake oroville is over 2500 acres now , mostly heading north into deer hunting areas .
and one person has been arrested for starting the fire .
he was camped out in open area and had a camp fire get away from him .
there are no campfires allowed in any forest or BLM land in calif. right now and some campgrounds wont allow them either cause of fire danger .
Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:20 AM
as of right now , 7:15 am thursday , HWY 299 west of weaverville is closed due to another fire that started wednesday afternoon
over 1500 acres burning both sides of the highway and 0 containment
Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:50 AM
for those heading out HWY 299 this weekend for scouting or bow hunting in B zone , HWY 299 still closed cause of fire west of weaverville
Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:54 AM
Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:05 AM
for now , HWY 299 west of weaverville is OPEN to one way controlled traffic 24/7 . they say expect 45 minute delays .
also be aware if you normally camp near 299 , near the fire area , lots of campgrounds are CLOSED along with lots of roads heading into the forest around the fire .
good luck B zone hunters
Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:09 PM
Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:42 AM
Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:11 PM
make sure she aims straight and dont let that smoke scare you
dont move rifle till a few seconds after shot
and good luck
Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:26 AM
Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:12 PM
a friend that only hunted with his .68 cal brown bess rifle and only used round ball , could blow a cigarette pack to shreds at 100 yards and flip a buck end over end at about same distance .
he won many many rendezvous shooting trophies for best shot . also long gong best shot .
long gong is a moving target . starts at 100 yards and goes back 50 yards at a time till last shooter hits it . he been known to use that same brown bess rifle and hit target at 500 yards . seen him hit 400 yard a few times
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