Westy’s Outdoor Report

Outdoor Report for December 6th, 2018

No recording available this week.

Hi there, it’s Westy here at Yeager’s with a huge thank you for your support for our 12 Hour sale on Wednesday. It was a monster.

Last week I told you I was headed to North Carolina on a hunting trip, so now I’m back and I have to say I’ve never in my life been treated with such gracious hospitality and generosity. My host was a long-time friend and business associate and he and his wife and crew really rolled out that famous southern hospitality.

I shot some quail, behind six beautiful Brittany Spaniels working in two-dog shifts. I had several opportunities to shoot a Whitetail Deer but just didn’t see the one I wanted.

The food was great, and included a hunter’s stew for lunch one day containing venison, elk, quail and squirrel. The companionship was great, the hunt master worked very hard to see that I had a good time and overall the whole trip was bucket list perfect.

Hunting around those hardwood forests of Oak, Hickory and Pine brought back memories of the years I lived in Arkansas as a kid. I’ve been invited back next year and Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise, I’ll be there.

As you know, Whatcom Creek and the Nooksack are both closed to the taking of Chum Salmon and that is really bad news at this time of year.

There is still some muzzleloader deer season in the 407 until the 15th and for elk until January 21st if you have the right tags.

These sunny cold days are beautiful but not really a good thing for duck hunters and skiers.

Mount Baker Ski Area may open in another week but it will take a lot more snow to make that happen. Meanwhile, the Britton Road gang seems to be finding enough snow in the back country to hold them until more snow comes to the groomed slopes.

Duck and goose hunters need water on the fields and some wind to improve their hunting.

We are supporting Toys for Tots again as we have for many years. On Saturday the Rainier Ridge Rams 4 X 4 club will be at our store collecting, your donations so please stop by and add a new unwrapped toy to their efforts.

Thanks for visiting.