Yesterday I was back out on the refuge with a power drill to take down all the signs Katie and I put up three weeks ago.
All of the signs were located at access points to the Lower Klamath NWR in an area that is known as the Oregon Straits. Most of the refuge is located in California, except this area across the border in Oregon.
As usual, I couldn’t pass up the chance to snap a picture of the view with Mt Shasta in the background on such a beautiful blue sky day.
With the windows wide open, I could sure smell I was in cattle country.
After finishing up the signs, I headed to the hunter check station in the afternoon. This is on Tule Lake NWR. I had to post the hunt area map and install a box on the outside of the station with the hunt regulations. This place won’t really be busy until the general hunt opens on Oct. 10, but the information needs to be there now because of the youth hunt this coming weekend.
The biologist in charge of the hunt, Stacy, won’t have hunter check station people on board until Oct. 18. With the hunt starting on Oct. 10, she’s thinking of stealing me out of the VC to help her at the check station. You know my opinion on that… anything to get out of the VC. I do enjoy dealing with the hunters.
Of course all of that depends on whether or not there is a government shutdown on Oct. 1. Here we go again! The last time there was a shutdown, I was stuck on Tamarac NWR awaiting refrigerator parts before I could leave. All alone on 40,000 acres in northern Minnesota. Thankfully, I was allowed to stay that time around. I’m not sure that would be the case here. Staff is preparing for the possibility here, and I’m thinking I’ll just head for Jojoba if that happens.
On my way back from the check station, I took a couple of shots along the way for a challenge to you readers. Can you guess what the pic above and the one below are of?
Tomorrow I’ll be spending the day with Stacy helping with the youth hunt. I hope to get some pictures of the next generation of hunters/conservationists. Tomorrow is also National Public Lands Day. Get out there and help us keep these lands wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy