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Travel to Hunt #6044557 11/23/15 12:00 PM
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What is the farthest you would drive to deer hunt?... "Drive"... aim

Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts] #6044582 11/23/15 12:33 PM
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No more than 80 miles which also is the distance of my ranch to the house

Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts] #6044587 11/23/15 12:39 PM
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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

Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts] #6044628 11/23/15 01:21 PM
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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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I traveled to Montana for a field trial.


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Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts] #6044764 11/23/15 02:30 PM
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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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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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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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3.5 hours almost every week.


Re: Travel to Hunt [Re: General Guts] #6045364 11/23/15 06:51 PM
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Probably no more than 5 hours unless it was a great place, then just double it to 10 hours.


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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.
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I drove 1250 miles each way to hunt in Wyoming.

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75 miles from our drive to the gate of our place in Runnels county.


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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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It's three hours to our place.

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45 minutes to our place in Callahan county rifle

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3.5 hours each way to our south texas lease which I do almost every week during season. Have driven to Idaho with a trailer and Polaris to elk hunt. Pretty much will drive anywhere if its a good hunt


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Idaho to Arizona for Coues deer is about 1000 miles. Going down to South texas for Whitetail and turkey is about 1800 miles. We are serious about our hunting trips. smile

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IMO, the length of the drive is proportional to the length of the hunt. Weekend at the place, not more than 6 hours. 6-8 days chasing elk or mule deer, may be 15-18 hours?


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I have been driving to West Texas to hunt for 8 yrs now. It is 425 miles now from my house to ranch HQ. I also have been going to Western Kansas for 4 yrs now. That is 925 miles. I also have made the trip from Ft. Stockton twice in Dec back to Kansas just to hunt for 2 days then back. That is 660 miles. Was on a lease in Jayton that was 325 miles door to gate and I hunted it every weekend for 3 yrs.


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Traveled 2 1/2 hours to my lease for 5 years untill we lost it. Now I go where ever I can hunt, including 17 hours to Colorado for elk this year.


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6 hours from Katy to my ranch in Del Rio. No problemo.


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I drive 3 hours to hunt the family ranch in Cotulla.

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as far as necessary.

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18 hours on the road for a hunt is better than one hour in the office. The farthest I have driven is Flagstaff, AZ.


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