Red flag warnings have given way to winter storm warnings, so it appears that Fall is underway in the Valley! Bear activity has increased, and there is one potentially wounded bear in the Metzel Creek area. Please be alert and bear aware when recreating or working around the Valley, and always carry bear spray.
Archery season is now in full swing for antelope, bighorn, black bear, deer, elk and mountain lion, so please remember to be safe and courteous hunters when out and about in the Valley. Additionally, for both hunters and non-hunters, with regular red flag warnings, be aware of where you are driving vehicles. Stay off dry grass that may be ignited by vehicles to avoid starting any more wildfires, and to avoid contributing to the poor air quality we are currently experiencing. Please reference the following photos: One taken in May and one taken as of September 4th.
Bowhunting for antelope has begun in the Valley and bear sightings have increased, so if you plan on hunting, remember to be bear aware and carry bear spray while you’re out in this beautiful country! Bears are not only found in the timber, but out in the sagebrush as well. Good luck! The team has had a busy few weeks, so there is much to report.
As we transition into August (can you believe July is already over?), the team carries on riding and tracking to reduce undocumented losses. Cattle are spread across the Valley and the team is doing a great job keeping up with all the pastures!
We had a very quiet end to July, so please remember: If you see something, say something! Sarah Hale, Wildlife Program Coordinator, would love to hear from you if you see bears, wolves, moose, or anything else that may be a sight to see! Her contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-753-0611.
We’ve made it half way through July, and as more cattle continue to arrive in the Valley, the Wildlife Team is ramping up their range riding and deployment of trail cameras to reduce undocumented losses.
The 2017 July Newsletter is here! In it you will find CVA updates and announcements, partner updates and announcements, and a whole lot of gorgeous pictures that out wonderful community has taken this summer. We are very lucky to have some talented photographers living in the Centennial!!
Please feel free to share this with others who may be interested in the activities occurring in and around the Centennial Valley. You can read the newsletter here. Enjoy!
Photo Credit: Ethan Kunard
The Range Riders received two more horses for use this season, one from Ruby Dell Ranch, and one from Shana Drimal (Thank you!). Our Assistant Range Rider, Mickey, has accepted a seasonal position with the Bureau of Land Management, so we must bid her farewell, but wish her the best of luck! As temperatures heat up in the Valley, the Range Riders continue to monitor cattle, and the Wildlife Tracker continues to document wildlife sign.