The nights are getting longer and the mornings are getting cooler. It’s un-canny how the bird dogs know that the upland bird season has come. The dogs spend the long summer days loafing around exercising when they can. Sleeping late on the guides days off. This time of year is different. The cool air moistens their noses and they know that the hunting season is here. They roost their owners out of bed at the crack of dawn pouncing at the door to get out and smell the cool fall air. Passing up the food bowl for a chance at a sniff of a pheasant or a grouse. The upland bird season is here in the Bighorn River Valley.
The Bighorn River valley has seen abnormally high rains this season. The bird populations have managed their way through it and prevailed due to one incredible food source, Grasshoppers! The high yield of abundant green grass has produced an incredible grasshopper population and the birds are flourishing. Sharp Tail Grouse, Pheasants, Hunn and Chukar Partridge are eating incredibly well making them strong and resilient. The season is shaping up to be an incredible one and so far so good. Clients are reporting incredible days in the field.
With all the early season rain comes incredible foliage in the bird hunting hills. The draws are filled with vibrant fall foliage, berries and wild plums. This foliage also provides the perfect cover for birds. Holding them tight for the perfect flush. The upland bird hunting conditions couldn’t be better in the Bighorn River Valley. When the perfect hunt is over Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort sets up the perfect evening for entertaining clients.
The evening begins with a lavish Hors D’ Oeuvres reception in the loft overlooking the Bighorn River Valley. The loft is fully stocked with beverages and plenty of ice. The loft is accompanied with a patio that overlooks the gardens of the lodge and the Bighorn River. After Hors D’ Oeuvres the event moves to the main dining room where Chef Frank Kerstetter has prepared a main course complimented by the nations finest culinary experts. Followed up by a delectable dessert that ushers clients back to their own private cabins.
Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort cabins are well appointed with the finest coffees and teas, ice, refrigerator, wi-fi, air conditioning, heat and top of the line toiletry’s. Each cabin has it’s own private deck with a view of the Bighorn River Valley. The Bighorn River is not only home to incredible bird hunting but Blue Ribbon trout fishing.
The Bighorn River is home to a historical 5000 trout per mile. The average trout size this year seems to have grown two to three inches. Clients are catching a 16-19 inch trout daily. Every trout has grown in inches and in girth. They fight harder and longer making a true challenge for any angler. The best part is that these monsters aren’t sticking to the trout myth that bigger trout eat bigger food. These huge trout are eating the same smaller bugs that we’ve thrown for years to all the different size trout. So an angler truly doesn’t know what exists at the end of the line.
The Bighorn River Cast and Blast is better than ever this year with incredible bird populations and huge trout lingering in the depths of the Bighorn River. Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort and they’re professional guides know exactly how to make an outdoorsmen’s experience perfect.