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    How far in do you backpack?

    What's the furthest that you have backpacked in or you are capable of packing in and can realistically carry out an animal on your back? No horses.

    I remember one Eastman's episode where Nate Simmons said he was in 18 miles! That's pretty damn far. Personally 3 to 5 miles is all I've done.

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    I went in about 11 last year for mountain goat in MT. Hike about 6 miles that evening, and the rest the next morning. 18 miles is what he might have wound up going in total, but he could have started at 9, and just had to go back further to find game. I say, and this is just me, go in only as far as you have to. So people will even agree with this, there is good animals 3-5 miles in to Wilderness Areas, you just need to know your area. Hunt smarter, and harder.

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    I have hunted in as far as 11 or 12 miles. Havent had to pack anything out of there yet. I get really picky when I get that far in. I am going in there this fall. Think I am gonna line someone up with horses to come pack out my bull for me. Thats just to far to pack an elk out of on your back. I think I would pack out a deer that far, but would rather have some four legged friends for an elk.

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    Depending on which area I'm hunting.....4-9 miles in.
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    I love all the creature comforts of base camp. I only go in as far as needed, being where I set up base camp is so far into the back country as you should be to find em.
    I hike about in the day and go back to camp at night.
    Like Firearrow said, hunt smart, not hard. Although combined can be fun from time to time!
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    I usually hunt with my old man who has horses and we pack in 6 miles from the trailhead. Last year was my first season hunting archery with a friend and we backpacked in a mile and a half with a 1500' gain in elevation. Ended up packing my bull out 3 miles, and it was gnarly country. I enjoy the "work" part of the hunt too though . . . it's all part of it.
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    6-8 miles to basecamp and then hunt in a 2-3 mile radius.

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    The furthest I have packed in and out was 12 miles, on a Dall Sheep hunt with my dad. But the most difficult pack was on a backpack hunt for moose. The pack out was 6 miles, but we had to do it 3 times.

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    I went in 15 mi.s on one trip, but I didn't kill anything. I had my chances, but passed due to the size and location of the animals. I think every responsible hunter needs to assess his own ability and then weigh out what capability he has to ethically get that animal out. For every hunter and animal killed this will likely be different. I've personally witnessed too many hunters wasting game because they killed the animal in a tight spot or rough area and I've always promised myself that I would avoid doing the same. Therefore, when I hunt I always keep in the back of my mind whether or not I can get the animal out successfully if I kill it.

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    Average is 8 to 11, sometimes up to 17 or 18. Depends on the area and the duration. I've never done a hunt that was more that 5 miles back for less than 2 days of solid hunting.
    People in SUV's and suburbs will kill more game animals than a man with a bow, ever could.

 

 

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