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Author Topic: Sheep Hunting and snakes  (Read 2110 times)

Offline The scout

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Re: Sheep Hunting and snakes
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 06:51:39 AM »
I wouldn't worry to much about getting bit by a snake, or drawing a sheep tag for that matter. do deer and sheep get bit by snakes? and does it effect them like humans?

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Re: Sheep Hunting and snakes
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 08:05:24 AM »
If you can tolerate a story from 50+ years ago read on. 
My future father in law borrowed his daughters horse for a back country sheep hunt, came home short one horse, hers.  Seems a rattler in the trail upset the beast, rider made it off without damage but the mare pitched herself off a cliff, very dead very fast.  Be careful out there

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Re: Sheep Hunting and snakes
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2017, 03:37:29 PM »
this year on clemons  sept 15 -21 was cold with one day about an inch of snow did not have to worry about snakes

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Re: Sheep Hunting and snakes
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 08:18:02 AM »
Not a real worry...

I did see one up top of Chelan Butte last year.  They don't bother me much tho.  I think people worry too much. :twocents:
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Re: Sheep Hunting and snakes
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 02:14:55 PM »
I think the snakes are mostly lower down where the sheep are less likely to be.  I've spent about 6 days total wandering around on the sunny side of Clemans looking for deer within the last month or so, coming from the top, and haven't seen or heard a single snake. 

My wife took our dogs on a hike up waterworks canyon a week ago and saw 3 rattlers within the first mile before she turned around so as not to lose a dog...   

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Re: Sheep Hunting and snakes
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2017, 10:30:44 AM »
Yes, crazy things happen....


But to worry about it is the question.



IMO, the risk is higher being in a vehicle than having a firearm or dangers in the field.   :twocents:
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Re: Sheep Hunting and snakes
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2017, 06:10:12 AM »
Lot's of snakes where we deer hunt, killed two and saw 4 this year. I think they add a sense of adventure to the whole thing. One of the snakes we killed this year had 12 rings on his rattle. 
Lead em if they're running.

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Re: Sheep Hunting and snakes
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2017, 04:39:22 AM »
Simple, good boots and a set of snake gaiters.
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