Report from Sproul
Just returned from 3.5days at camp. If anyone was curious, it is still winter in the Hyner-Renovo area. There is still 8-10 inches of snow around the camp with some layers of ice mixed in. The south facing slopes are bare in some spots, but the hollows I attempted to walk were still a mess. Morning temps were still in the mid teens but 40ish in the afternoons. We saw six flocks of turkey and 28deer(more than I saw during last fall). Friday morning at 3am we had a small pack of coyotes sounding off behind the camp. Howls, barks, yips, lasted for over ten minutes. Thanks to the MS gas folks, Dry Run Road is being plowed, so it was drivable(if you have a camp along that road). Had to rough it a little since we had no running water. The heat tape on the in line is still working, but I'm guessing we lost power for a couple days recently.
The local feedback on trapping was a below average harvest due to weather conditions. Bear harvest was below average due to lack of food.