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#6044557 - 11/23/15 06:00 AM Travel to Hunt
General Guts Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 6734
Loc: Dallas
What is the farthest you would drive to deer hunt?... "Drive"... aim
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#6044582 - 11/23/15 06:33 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
billybob Offline
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Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 3604
Loc: Southlake, TX, Billy Bob Ranch...
No more than 80 miles which also is the distance of my ranch to the house
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#6044587 - 11/23/15 06:39 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
jhenderson Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5480
Loc: The colony
I make the trip from Tyler to Paducah and Childress occasionally. It's a hard trip to do for a weekend hunt though. Roughly 6 hours each way

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#6044628 - 11/23/15 07:21 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
stinkbelly Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 6939
Loc: Parker County, Tx
Unless it is for something like mule deer or huge white tail, I wouldn't drive more than 1.5 hours.
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#6044647 - 11/23/15 07:29 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
bill oxner Online   content
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 35329
Loc: Richmond
I traveled to Montana for a field trial.
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#6044764 - 11/23/15 08:30 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1276
Loc: Tyler, TX
I just drove 8 hours each way to hunt for a Sika deer last month. I think the longest drive one way was 18 hours, from CA to Colorado. I've done quite a few 12 hour drives one way. But if it's farther, I've flown.

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#6045101 - 11/23/15 10:46 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 6611
Loc: Podunk
Would depend on the hunt, but I have driven 35 miles to the nearest airport and hopped a airplane, But

I guess Utah is the furthest I have driven... elmer
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#6045236 - 11/23/15 11:42 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
StretchR Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 325
Loc: Hutto, TX (Williamson Co)
I drive about 3.5 hours routinely. That's close enough that I don't "have" to stay overnight to go check feeders & cameras.

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#6045272 - 11/23/15 11:57 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4314
Loc: Burleson Texas
3.5 hours almost every week.
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#6045364 - 11/23/15 12:51 PM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
BenBob Online   content
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6119
Loc: Undercover
Probably no more than 5 hours unless it was a great place, then just double it to 10 hours.
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#6045440 - 11/23/15 01:27 PM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
gary roberson Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 1198
Driving to hunt is no big deal, I drive the 13 hours back and fourth to AZ to hunt predators more than a half dozen times a year. Gas is cheap and highways are good. Just schedule not to hit Albuquerque at rush hour.
Adios,
Gary

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#6046622 - 11/23/15 10:36 PM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
Whiptail Offline
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Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 130

I drove 1250 miles each way to hunt in Wyoming.

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#6046645 - 11/23/15 10:50 PM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
dogcatcher Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 79757
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
75 miles from our drive to the gate of our place in Runnels county.
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#6046830 - 11/24/15 07:14 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
poisonivie Offline


Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7545
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
I drove 650 miles to hunt pheasant in Kansas this year. Friday I'm leaving for Palo Duro, 4 hr drive.
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#6046841 - 11/24/15 07:26 AM Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts]
Choctaw Online   content
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Registered: 11/13/04
Posts: 4636
Loc: Texoma
It's three hours to our place.
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