Fortunately for us, on our ride in Tabby Mountain WMA (Wildlife Management Area) we saw only one parked, empty truck along our 17 mile trail and heard no shots. Maybe Tabby Mt. (above) isn't great bear habitat.
The 50 square miles of Tabby comprise some fantastic riding territory, though. The area was overgrazed in the past, but it has been replanted with crested wheatgrass, a non-native bunchgrass that grows well here.
It also serves as great forage for wildlife (and for our boys, when they take a much-deserved break).
We were surprised to see no snow on Tabby Mountain (10000 feet/ 3000 m). The snow that fell last week has already melted off of the open hillsides.