CA Hunters Gearing Up

July 7, 2015

Early Blacktail seasonUnless things have changed since I moved away, the 4th of July fireworks are still popping and whistling around CA.  Summer is getting into full swing for most folks, and (depending on where you are) the temps are bouncing around the upper 80s and low 90s, burning off the morning haze to create those bright, sunny days that represent California to most people.

In other words, it hardly seems like hunting season.

But it is.  Saturday morning brings the first hours of the 2015 deer season for the hearty, A-zone bowhunters.  While most US deer hunters are only dreaming of the first morning back in the field, folks all through the central part of CA are tuning up and gearing up for the opener.

I’m only vaguely jealous, although if I were still living there, there’s no question that I’d be honing my accuracy and double-checking my pack in preparation to hit the field.  Some people think we’re nuts to hunt that early season, when it’s not unusual to broil under 100+ degree temps, but most of those people have never experienced a hunt in that country.  It’s beautiful out there, and while the heat can be a challenge (but the mornings and evenings can be downright chilly), there’s something special about taking to the field in mid-summer.

So, to all of my CA friends heading out this weekend, good luck!  Hunt hard, have fun, and be safe!


3 Responses to “CA Hunters Gearing Up”

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  2. Jean on July 22nd, 2015 16:25

    A friend of mine narrowly missed a buck this past weekend. I am hoping he gets his deer(s) this year.
    Me, I am just waiting impatiently for rifle season.

  3. Phillip on July 23rd, 2015 15:17

    Good luck! I’m hoping to get out to South Carolina in mid-August for my first deer hunt of the season. NC archery season will open later, just in time for my first hunt on our new place.