This peaceful hunting scene was captured at "Fry Meadow" in 1947. Fry Meadow is in the Umatilla National Forest.
Alva Day's calendar seemed to have several annual events locked in place: climbing Mt. Hood with the American Legion every July, camping at Lost Lake every August, and hunting in eastern Oregon every fall. I suspect back then it was easier to develop that sort of rhythm to the year. Do you have regular family trips stretching over the decades? Please share them with us, with bragging rights to the longest such tradition.
Really enjoy the hunting and fishing pics Arthur. I'm heading up to the Umatilla NF myself this week to do our annual Elk Hunt. This area is a bit north of where we hunt.
RHD on 30th October 2012 @ 8:36am
I wonder if Fry Meadow still exists or if it has grown up into trees.
That is what I have seen happen in Gifford Pinchot Nat. Forest. The meadows are being engulfed by trees.
Since I live in a hunting area.....tradition for many years has been,...I buy lots of groceries for opening weekend and prepare for the arrival of a multitude of hunters.
They hunt hard during the day and drink beer and play poker late into the night.
But alas....tradition is waning. The older ones can't stay up as late any more to play poker and....
The younger ones don't hunt as hard.
l.e. on 30th October 2012 @ 8:45am
Ooops, guess I was writing while you posted your comment RHD.
Evidently the meadow still exists?
l.e. on 30th October 2012 @ 9:30am
Yes the meadow is directly west of Minam state park. Due north of Union Oregon.
RHD on 30th October 2012 @ 12:02pm