Frank Church-Sept hunt

cmaidl

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My buddy and I flew into the Frank, departed from Soldier Bar and spent 8 days backpack hunting. Made it to a saddle at 8500 that overlook alpine lakes and meadows and also to creek drainages. we glassed early, late, and during the day. Nothing but rattlesnakes, a herd of big horn sheep, and 2 deer....the smoke was oppressive
 

Ucsdryder

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The rattle snakes in the frank church are something else. Too bad the wolves don’t eat snakes...
 

bgbuck153

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I’ve hunted the church a couple times and fortunately haven’t run into any rattlers. What elevation are you guys seeing them at and in September?
 

G8ters

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What unit were you hunting. Brother and I go next week to unit 28. Is there fire in the region?
 

Ono

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Smoke was oppressive.....200yrd vis in my location at the worst of it.

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w squared

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Ouch. That visibility would make it tough!

I'm still a bit envious - I'm stuck inside this fall due to some health challenges.
 

PB123

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My buddy and I flew into the Frank, departed from Soldier Bar and spent 8 days backpack hunting. Made it to a saddle at 8500 that overlook alpine lakes and meadows and also to creek drainages. we glassed early, late, and during the day. Nothing but rattlesnakes, a herd of big horn sheep, and 2 deer....the smoke was oppressive
Had you hunted Frank Church before this trip? I was thinking of going Sept 21 for elk with a backup deer tag since it can be filled by Bear, Wolf, or Cougar. Just curious on your thoughts. We were looking at doing a drop camp.
 
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