Hunters and Campers

The hills are absolutely crawling with hunters and campers this weekend, as deer season has started.

I counted the campsites coming up last night after dark, and I counted 15. Most of those were hunters. I counted campfires – only 3. Not a single one of the hunters had campfires. They had stoves and lanterns. It was the campers who had fires, and one of them was very large.

Campfire and campers galore

But before heading up the mountain, I was treated to this on the coast:

Now that I’ve successfully got these two images posted, I will go back to the fog, and see if I can post those two. Enjoy. Several announcements tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “Hunters and Campers

  1. That coastline picture is breathtaking. I don’t recall one so full of oranges and yellows against the soft blues and grays, Kate. Appears very dry to me. Are they allowed campfires this time of year in your area?
    I cringe around deer hunting season, here. I just can’t imagine. I have heard it regulates the population so it prevents starvation among the deer during the winter months, but I still don’t like it.

  2. That’s an incredible view, I agree, full of extraordinary color, and that line of fog. The first afternoon I ever stood on Carmel Beach I saw a fog bank rolling in, watched it for about 15 minutes getting bigger and closer, then RAN! I was sure it was tsunami or certain death and couldn’t figure out why no single Californian wanted to run for cover. I still get edgy. I love the photos you post, Kate, they’re always such intimate views of our hometown.

  3. On the deer hunting note…it’s actually creates a viable source of food for the condors. Typically if a hunter shoots a deer they will leave the gut pile behind. If the hunter is complying with Fish and Game rules, then the gut pile should be lead-free. CA Fish and Game requires hunters to use non-lead ammunition when hunting in the condor range in California. I would sincerely hope that all hunters, a group that has traditionally served as stewards to wildlife, to comply with the non-lead ammunition regulation to protect condors and other wildlife from lead poisoning. Afterall, this regulation helps protect the wildlife that interact and indirectly benefit the wildlife they love to hunt. Please visit CA Fish and Game’s website for more information regarding using non-lead ammunition.

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