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#6099414 - 12/23/15 11:23 PM How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total
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Registered: 07/27/10
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Just got to thinking about my miles driven for hunting. My new truck's odometer just rolled 10,000. It was on 250 when it was delivered to me on October 3.

I live 7 miles from my office and my daily driver is my get me to the ranch truck. Our place is a 235 mile round trip door to gate to door. I have averaged 2 trips a week since October. I think I'm at about 6,000 miles just to hunt since I got my new ride. We are MLD so I may keep this pace through February.

$2 diesel isn't hurting my feelings, but sub $40 oil sure does give me some free time.

Either way, if I only go once a week the rest of the season, that's another +/-2,000 miles.

8,000 miles in a season. What are yalls average season miles driven?

I'm not going to think about September dove hunting or setup for deer season miles driven.
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#6099419 - 12/23/15 11:33 PM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Our place is 75 miles from driveway to the cabin. We make about 10 trips a year for hunting and checking on the crops. For hunting only I would guess about 6 times. The kids take care of the feeders, and I rarely go with them when the fill feeders or do clean up work. So 900 miles will cover the trips but we usually also make a few side trips, so I will bump the total to about 2000.
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#6099425 - 12/23/15 11:38 PM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Were 199.7 miles from the drive way to the front gate... So 400 miles round trip. From September first until after the new year I make a minimum of two trips a month... Usually three or four. At two trips a month that's 3200 miles, so I'm guessing with all the other random trips added in probably 5,000 a year for hunting... Not including out of state trips.
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#6099426 - 12/23/15 11:39 PM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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I drive about 600 a weekend when I hunt and I've been 6 weekends.
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#6099430 - 12/23/15 11:50 PM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Door to gate to door is roughly 550 miles, plus whatever driving I do around the lease which is usually about another 15 miles. I've been 8 times since September 1st and will be making a trip down the first weekend of January and a few more in February and Marchbfor some rabbits. So for hunting, I'd say prob 6-7000 per year.
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#6099441 - 12/24/15 12:21 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Been 6 times since October 1st. 268 miles each way.
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#6099445 - 12/24/15 12:53 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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800 miles round trip. 80 miles a day while I am there. 4 trips in season, average 3-4 days while I am there. 4480

500 miles round trip. 50 miles while I am there. Average 11 trips. 6050

10,530 give or take.
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#6099485 - 12/24/15 05:43 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Trip to Western Kansas along with driving to hunting areas roundtrip -2300 miles
Trip to West Texas along with driving back and forth to lease- 1200 miles
Driving around the lease in West Texas hunting 16 daysx20/day-320 miles
Hunting at my other place 100 mile round trip- 6 trips so far 600 miles
Hunting at home 2 mile round trip per day-80 trips so far-160 miles
4580 miles so far this season. Some years it is quite a bit more.
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#6099573 - 12/24/15 07:36 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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About a 600 mile round trip.

I would say about 10-12 thousand a season.
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#6099575 - 12/24/15 07:37 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
I've been doing 925 a weekend for the past month.

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#6099596 - 12/24/15 07:50 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Trip to Western Kansas along with driving to hunting areas roundtrip -2300 miles
Trip to West Texas along with driving back and forth to lease- 1200 miles
Driving around the lease in West Texas hunting 16 daysx20/day-320 miles
Hunting at my other place 100 mile round trip- 6 trips so far 600 miles
Hunting at home 2 mile round trip per day-80 trips so far-160 miles
4580 miles so far this season. Some years it is quite a bit more.


I have a 2012 2fify with 169k
And a 2015 2fify with 49k

bang

I'm buying a damn plane with a wet bar rofl cheers
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#6099681 - 12/24/15 08:48 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
800 miles round trip. 80 miles a day while I am there. 4 trips in season, average 3-4 days while I am there. 4480

500 miles round trip. 50 miles while I am there. Average 11 trips. 6050

10,530 give or take.


How big is your lease eeks333? 80 miles a day on the property?
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#6099684 - 12/24/15 08:49 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: txshntr
800 miles round trip. 80 miles a day while I am there. 4 trips in season, average 3-4 days while I am there. 4480

500 miles round trip. 50 miles while I am there. Average 11 trips. 6050

10,530 give or take.


How big is your lease eeks333? 80 miles a day on the property?


Kansas he doesn't stay on the property.

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#6099686 - 12/24/15 08:53 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB


I have a 2012 2fify with 169k
And a 2015 2fify with 49k

bang

I'm buying a damn plane with a wet bar rofl cheers


I can't believe those Ford have held up that long, seriously, with your OCD I can't believe they haven't rattled to death and been traded in. My last 2 Fords were nothing but rattle traps. I kept everything in the tool box in the bed because the door panels and dash rattled so bad. The driver door panel on the last truck broke around the screw holes, gorilla glue and plastic weld held great, feel sorry for whoever bought that truck.
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6099694 - 12/24/15 08:56 AM Re: How many miles do you drive to hunt - season total [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: txshntr
800 miles round trip. 80 miles a day while I am there. 4 trips in season, average 3-4 days while I am there. 4480

500 miles round trip. 50 miles while I am there. Average 11 trips. 6050

10,530 give or take.


How big is your lease eeks333? 80 miles a day on the property?


Kansas he doesn't stay on the property.



That's what I figured. That or he hunts on the King Ranch
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