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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2019, 08:27:21 AM »
A guy with some know how with electrical should get a light bar on that thing.
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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2019, 12:05:46 PM »
I’m curious what the winter kill was like this year? With this deep snow it seems predators clean up on turkeys. They’ve done really well the past 2 winters but this one seems to be dragging on.

Anyone seen any signs or have they faires well?
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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2019, 12:47:42 PM »
Both deer and turkeys seemed to have done fine around my place in 121. Didn't really get rough until February and already it's going out on the south slopes and under the trees When it's rough is when we've had those late November/December snows that basically turn to ice and last clear into March.  I don't think there has been much winter kill on either species around my place

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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2019, 07:39:50 PM »
Should I attach a Napa lightbar to my new snowshoes too?
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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2019, 08:08:31 PM »
Kelly Hill has 24 - 30" at 3200' going by the pics I got today.  Doubt roads will be clear for bear opener.  Maybe turkey if it warms up.
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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2019, 10:20:47 AM »
Supposed to be 60 F today.  I did not see any turkeys in all their usual lowland haunts this morning.

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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2019, 10:01:06 PM »
rain the forecast, that'll speed things along...hopefully not tooo fast.

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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2019, 08:37:24 AM »
Rain is gonna make a real mess. Right now any road that is not gravel or asphalt is a muddy mess. Turkeys are spreading out a little on to the south slopes, but around here are still in their big winter groups. Don't know that any scouting would be of much use yet.  I don't think there was much winter kill and deer look to be in fine shape

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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2019, 09:19:05 AM »
weather report backed off the rain forecast saying it isn't much and only 2 days, bring on the sunshine  :tup:

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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2019, 10:05:57 AM »
:yeah:

62 degrees forecasted for today.

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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2019, 01:58:28 PM »
Right now there is 4 feet of snow at Sherman Pass. When the depth drops to 3 or so, the lower elevations should be nearly snow free.
It's coming off fast.  Dropped from 48" to 38" in a week.
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Re: Snow in Colville National Forest
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 11:53:32 AM »
While the snow is melting fast.Went out to try some target practice in .And got stuck in the snow :yike:
This was very low elevation.Snow is very crusty on top and very soft under.
Hopefully a few weeks change conditions. :tup:
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