- Sep 11, 2020
Drive Hwy 2 between Malta and Havre ... at night ... with headlights on dim. You'll get one for sure and no need to waste ammo. Sighting in not necessary. Use a vintage Jimmy or Blazer. Helluva attractant. Best to keep it in 4x4 if you want to stay on the road. Blood and guts makes for slippery pavement. May be an exaggeration but only slightly. I'm driving that stretch for about an hour most nights returning to the trailer from bird hunting. Smashed vehicles and dead deer all over the place. Last week on the way down to go hunting I glimpsed a HUGE whitetail buck laying in the ditch almost inside the town of Dodson (well, it was a town a long time ago). I nearly hit a nice one on the edge of Chinook a few nights before that. Pretty sure Puppy kicked him up earlier this week on the other side of the river. Tonight I narrowly missed a small whitetail buck on the edge of Malta where the Meadow Gold dairy used to be. Then 200 yards west of Harlem exit I plowed into a herd of eight. Fortunately I was drowsy and just got a coffee at the truck stop there so didn't have much speed yet. Somehow I managed to get through without any major damage. Either bumped a big doe in the butt or one of her fawns ran into the right side of my Jimmy. Didn't sound like much and still got both my headlights. Tonight the wind was blowing like hell and no moon. Deer still running all over. Don't travel that stretch at night if you can avoid it. If you do, keep it down to 55 mph. Seventy mph is legal but insane at night through there. Fifty is the max I'll drive between Chinook and Havre. VERY bad stretch.