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Dirty Ukiah Hunters

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by 57chevy, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. 57chevy

    57chevy Hillsboro Member

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    My middle daughter has been going hunting with the family for 3 years now. My family has been hunting in Ukiah for almost 50 years, myself it’s been 32 years hunting and 4 years camping before I could hunt. On her first 2 years there, she noticed a lot of garbage laying in the forest, on the roads, and in some non-used camps. She and I made a deal this year. For every bag (glad garbage bags-big size) she filled up with garbage, I would pay her $20 and she got to keep all the cans and bottles to turn in for recycling. I thought and still think this is a good idea, as she went on some long hikes with me (father-daughter time) and we saw a lot of beautiful things. After the 5th bag of garbage, I started to worry about how much I will owe her. Mind you, none of the garbage could come from our camp inthe deal, we throw all of ours in the trailer. She totaled 7 bags of garbage and $13.65 in cans and bottles. $153.65 is pretty good earnings for her on 5 days and I completely enjoyed walking around with her and enjoying the one-on-one time.

    Paying for the forest to get cleaned up $153.65

    Hunting fees, ammo, misc supplies $350

    Spending time with my daughter, seeing her enjoy the outdoors $Priceless

    Ukiah hunters especailly, but hunters everywhere, please clean up after yourselves. :cool:
     
  2. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Good work Dad and Daughter!
     
  3. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    Wow. You must've gone through before i was there. I only saw the normal assorted cheap beer cans in the woods.

    I thank you if you were in our area.
     
  4. 57chevy

    57chevy Hillsboro Member

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    Thanks for the support. I talked her into a payment plan to keep me from going broke..:D
     
  5. johnboy

    johnboy Hillsboro Member

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    Thanks for cleaning up......how did you do in Ukiah? I have hunted there for 39 years now.......
     
  6. 57chevy

    57chevy Hillsboro Member

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    Didn't see a single live elk. Saw 11 does. Found 4 gut piles along the fence line and saw 2 camps with spikes in them. That was it...
     
  7. johnboy

    johnboy Hillsboro Member

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    Did not get to go this year so will be west. Seems like less elk there since it went hair tag. Maybe numbers are down in that unit . ODFW says Cougar and Bear have taken a toll on calves.......
     
  8. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Great deal 57chevy, it's nice to hear real people doing what poser environmentalists only pay lip service to! Tell your daughter thanks for me!
     
  9. roguebowhunter

    roguebowhunter medford Member

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    + 1 on the thank you.. Don
     
  10. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Thank you for your and your daughters efforts on the trash clean-up. Its such a shame that so many people have so much disrespect for the outdoors. Anytime my friends and I go into the woods we make it a mission to pick up any garbage that is found,just glad to see that others are taking the approach:thumbup: