usbackroads destination-Snake River Bird Camp
Another year, another bird camp on the Snake River to further remove invasive bird species from the natural eco-system.
The pheasant season and deer season overlap by a couple of days. And it appears the deer hunters decided to all head for the Snake River this year. When we turned the corner and looked at our camping area, we found a sea of RV's covering the landscape. We ended camping in an overflow area for a couple of days. And then as soon as deer season closed we pretty much had the entire area to ourselves for the next 12 days.
There is something about the Snake River landscape that makes it fun just to walk and hunt. I guess since it in places resembles the Serengeti and I guess my genes still express a preference for the savanna like landscape.
We did use Paul's sled to access many of the riverfront hunting sites. Last year we made a unsuccessful attempt at hunting pheasants directly from a boat. This year we focused on walking. Several of these walks turned into a long hike while carrying a gun. For Bugaboo and the German Shorthairs the walks turn into long runs. Which usually calls for a short nap for both dog and hunter.