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#6945993 - 11/04/17 10:34 AM How close is too close
Rajun Cajun17 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/26/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Alvarado TX
New to the forum, gotta question. Hunting on public land (archery only). Got set up in my tree and noticed about 100yrds behind me another hunter was setting up. We are on a fence row, thin bottle neck of timber. I shine my light so they know I'm here. He sets up anyway. How close is too close?

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#6946420 - 11/04/17 05:54 PM Re: How close is too close [Re: Rajun Cajun17]
crankbait745 Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/15/12
Posts: 284
Loc: Forney
That's too close in my opinion. Would hope about 300yards.

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#6946601 - 11/04/17 08:58 PM Re: How close is too close [Re: crankbait745]
Unpredictable Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/24/17
Posts: 10
Loc: Seabrook, TX
Originally Posted By: crankbait745
That's too close in my opinion. Would hope about 300yards.

I agree. Anything less than 300 is too close.

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#6947311 - 11/05/17 04:58 PM Re: How close is too close [Re: Rajun Cajun17]
Erny Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2099
Loc: Smith County
That is one of the real disvantages to Hunting public land. It’s not so much about finding animals as it is about avoiding other hunters. Give it a couple of weeks and the other hunters will all but disappear.

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#6947411 - 11/05/17 06:20 PM Re: How close is too close [Re: Rajun Cajun17]
swampthang Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 541
Loc: DFW
If the woods were really thick and I couldn't see the other hunter I would be fine with 150 yards. Late season when all the leaves are off the trees,200 yards.

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#6965015 - 11/18/17 03:08 PM Re: How close is too close [Re: Rajun Cajun17]
tholloway Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/11/10
Posts: 92
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
yeah, I'm with yall, early season gets pretty crowded, but towards the end its like you have your very own 500 acre plot of gods country to enjoy.200 yards is what I try and keep from any one else

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#6969944 - 11/22/17 07:01 PM Re: How close is too close [Re: Rajun Cajun17]
CB327 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/20/04
Posts: 16
Archery only, 100 yards is enough especially in a funneling area.

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#6974144 - 11/27/17 02:46 PM Re: How close is too close [Re: Rajun Cajun17]
ducknbass Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 8644
Up wind or down?

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