Hot days with little wind are the best. Our specific conditions were as follows: an evening hunt from 6PM to 8:30PM, temperature of 28°C and no noticeable wind. Gopher activity started to taper offer near the end, even though we were still a few hours from last light.
Gopher hunting is a great off-season activity to practice shooting while helping out property owners. I have yet to meet anybody who told me, “No, please leave the gophers alone.” There’s still a couple months until fall is here and couldn’t we all use a little more practice? Why not make it really fun.