My son and I just got back from a four day trip into the Trouts.(it was in the high 90's) Really didn't see that many deer, probably a dozen does and one average three point. Our main goal was to get to know the area, access roads, migration routes, water and food. Also to get any info. from the bow hunters and ranchers. Pretty much figured the access routes out, which will help with different weather conditions and got some very good info. from local ranchers. Was surprised when we ran into a young gal up there by her self bow hunting, she knew the migration routes well, which will help when we're in there in mid to late November. With all this info. and being able to hunt during the rut, we both feel it's not going to be an easy hunt. Going to try to make another scouting trip again before Nov.
Would really like to here from rifle hunters that's hunted the Trouts or Oregon Canyon area
PS This is a Premium Hunt Tag, we will not be competing with anyone other than possibly a couple lottery tag holders that choose to hunt that area. After the rifle tag holders are done Oct. 11th we will probably be the only ones hunting deer in there. Any info. we receive stays in the sage!!!! Thanks Gene 503-930-1804 or firstname.lastname@example.org