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Old Today, 01:59 PM   #26
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Midwest turkeys are more respectful.
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Old Today, 02:40 PM   #27
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Stand?
ATV??



Stand - what Western Hunters do after sitting and glassing for a few hours

ATV - Eastern speak for "horse"...............

OK, I get it now.

Elk learn pretty fast what horses look like, smell like and during hunting season, who is riding them.
500 yards is about right
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Old Today, 02:47 PM   #28
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I guess that if there's any one thing I've learned about critters, it's that there is no such thing as "always" in their behavior.

Lots of "generally" or "mostly", yeah, but no "always".
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on't hunt from ATVs, but use them for transportation. I doubt you guys are walking miles from your house. You are taking a truck or riding something.
Not up loose shale slopes you aren't............You're not walking very easily either, but sometimes that's the only way to get where you need to go. I tried not to walk more then 3-4 miles from truck or camp. The way the weather can change it just wasn't too smart.
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Not up loose shale slopes you aren't............You're not walking very easily either, but sometimes that's the only way to get where you need to go. I tried not to walk more then 3-4 miles from truck or camp. The way the weather can change it just wasn't too smart.
Rule #1 in hunting camp:
Don't be stupid.

Rule #2:
Don't hike any higher or any farther than you want to drag or pack a deer/elk back out by yourself. (Others are likely to help out, but you have to plan on doing it yourself.)

I made the mistake of checking out a little area I hadn't hiked into before, during the season, while armed, in 2012. I figured I wouldn't see anything; so what was the worry about breaking rule #2?...
Dropped a bull elk, too high and too deep.
Took three days to pack him down off the mountain.
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