Opening day found hunting pressure, in this area, to be very light. We were greated by a very ‘fall-like’ -2C, first thing in the morning, but the rest of the day was very sunny and quite warm, in the low to mid 20’s. A few reports in from deer hunters, who reported seeing a few does but no shootable bucks. I saw a big muley doe and smaller whitie doe on my ‘commute’ in this morning.
Mix reports came in form bird hunters, but most connected with a few, the blues proved to be a challenging target, as usual. I managed to get out for a few hours in the morning, and finally hunted our new springer, Major. He earned his keep and helped to fill limits of spruce and ruff grouse after a few hours walking some seldom used trails, sure felt good to finally get out and feel the rush from flushing birds. The recent rains in the area has softened up the ground, allowing us to see some fresh track. I noticed a fair bit of deer track, but mostly doe/fawns, as best as I could tell. I saw no rubs/scrapes on my jaunt. I did see some very fresh moose track and sign, and did hear a bigger animal moving throught the bush just out of sight. Still quite a few bear sightings coming in, all reporting them sporting some beautiful coats. The nicer weather has seemed to slow the watefowl movement through here. This upcoming weekend weather forecast is looking to be very summer like, with high’s projected to be in the upper 20’s, maybe low 30’s, not ideal hunting weather, but should make some good fishing conditions.