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  •  I heard some turkeys last week close to the (10+ / 0-)

    top of Twin Sisters Peak in Roosevelt National Forest at about 8600 feet. I spent four days in the area unsuccessfully foraging. Also saw very old scat from a cougar, no tracks, no sign of bear anywhere, years before there was a sow with cubs in the area, some signs of coyote, and scat from a fox.

    The woods are still very dry. A recent couple inches of snow wet the twigs and leaves on the ground making walking quiet but under the duff the soil was very dry. I'm hoping for a heavy snow soon.

    Deer have been decreasing in number for four years, (in this exact patch of woods) where you used to see twenty a day now you are lucky to see one. Not sure if lack of prey is the reason for lack of predators, certainly bear are mostly vegetarian and deer populations would have little affect. I don't pay much attention but there seemed to be many jack rabbits.

    For a change this year we are doing nothing for the holidays, no special cooking. Elk tacos, pork chops, and mashed potatoes.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 10:05:58 AM PST

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