Well, it’s been a while. I headed over to the John Day on my last hunt, back in mid-December. Two friends and I stayed in Fossil, then hunted east of Fossil, near Service Creek and near Twickenham. I actually only participated on the last day; I came down with the flu on the first day and was down for the count for days one and two. I did go out with them, but spent the first two days sitting in my rig. Pretty pathetic. Actually, by not hunting, I only got one fewer birds than my two friends. They only saw one covey each day and got a couple shots each. Though I hunted the third day, I never saw birds at all.
Nice weather, though, and I covered new ground. Saw some bighorns pretty close, too.