Last year I took a retirement trip through Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Came back and the stock market tanked so I went back to work. Now I need another retirement trip and was thinking of trying for chukars and valley quail in Idaho. However snakes scare the c#$% out of me for my dogs. I know I deal with bears routinely, but there is no way I can think of to train them to avoid snakes. How can I avoid them, are some areas worse than others, What time of year is best to avoid them? Oh and blue-green algae worries me too, how bad is that?