Blythe or Parker Accommodations

EL CAZADOR

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I'm planning on going to the Blythe or Parker areas for dove opener this year and  I am going to be hunting on the C.R.I.T. lands - but I've never been there before.

I need some recommendations on where to stay.  Are there any places that cater to hunters?  i.e. Barbara Worth in Holtville.

I've heard about the events at Cibola, I'd be looking for something like that.

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Fullsack  Holtville is quite a ways from Blythe and the CRIT land. Most people that are hunting there stay in Blythe. My friend who lives in Cibola said the dove hunting there wasnt that good last year. If you hunt on the CRIT land make sure you obey EVERY RULE. Game rules speeding etc. I saw some guys check in their doves one year at the check station and they got tickets for having them all in one bag even though they were short of limits. Seems like they take the opportunity to make some money off of the hunters. They will be aggressive about enforcing all laws. It may be too late to get a room. Camping can be pretty tough without air conditioning.           Fubar

(Edited by Fubar at 7:34 pm on July 16, 2001)
 

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Last I heard the motels were gouging the hunters pretty hard for the rooms in Blythe and Yuma. Not sure if Parker motels are doing the same. Anybody have any rates they paid. I seem to remember somebody grumbling about $100.00 a night.

If you don't mind taking a few hours to get a limit and like to shoot where it's 80 degrees, try the San Bernardino Mountains. Yes, I did say the mountains. Plenty of doves up there, just find a water source.
 

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I've been shooting on the CRIT reservation for seven years now.  Even with last year's 80 degree weather there were lots of birds.  However, WAY TOO MANY NUTS out there.  I'm heading back down south of Blythe this year to a friends field.  The birds aren't as thick, but my eleven year old daughter will be safe.  With the Labor Day weekend at the same time you'll strike out on cheap accomidations.  We've got a trailer on the CA side but the River Rats take up most of the rooms.  Yes, the CRIT are strict and we've been checked EVERY YEAR.  Just be legal and nothing to worry.  Last year our hot spot was two streets south of Agnes Wilson and three fields back toward the river.  We had about 200 other hunters join us.  Shoot straight.
 

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You might try the Flying J in Ehrenberg (sp) AZ. It is on the South end of the CRIT.
 

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Hotel prices for the opener, in Blythe, Yuma, or El Centro are Jacked-up for the weekend. Hotel rooms in Parker are always a bit high, and it may now be too late to get a decent room in any of those towns. I drove through El Centro on opening day, 4 years ago on vacation (not hunting), and was shocked to find that the only room we could get was over $150! When I asked why, the clerk asked if we were hunting. " No? OK, we can put you in for $69!" I know it is about 2 hours north, but you may want to consider crashing in Laughlin, Nevada each night, and invest the money you save in hunting equipment, or in the casinos. There should still be enough doves to go around, when you get down to the CRIT.
 

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if you have a trailer the EMERALD COVE RESORT is excellent. it is on the parker strip about 6.5 miles up the river from the wyatt earp ca. post office, on the ca. side. it is about 35 min. back to blythe from there. i have been doing that for two years now. i am a member but it is still reasonable for non-members and if you set up to sit in on a seminar you just might get your stay for free. it is totally familly oriented with two large pools, bar and grill, three jacuzzis, river rat club for the kids, pool voleyball tourneys and beach front spaces. i would highly recomend it to anyone with a family. my 7 and 5 year olds love it. there is just enough party to be fun but subdued enough to feel safe and comfortable. crit land and blm land are just across the road to the west. try this phone number for info 1-760-663-3737 

(Edited by tinner at 9:13 pm on Nov. 4, 2001)
 

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We have stayed in the Best Western in Parker for the last 8 years. Prices have climbed from $65 to around $100 for next year. You can call and see if they have openings but I doubt it. If they dont you should call a few weeks before the opener as there are often a few cancellations. With the opener landing on a weekend of course it is more crowded. The great thing about staying there is they set up cleaning tables for you outside and turn a wink when you let the dogs into the rooms. I just  reserve for the next year when I check in and my buddies do the same so we have adjoining rooms. Yeah it's hot, but if you do a little scouting and can shoot your done in 15 minutes. Since you can only hunt till noon some guys go across to California to hunt the evening. Good Luck.
 

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