Well, here I am sitting 400 miles closer to my final destination. I am sitting at my sisters house going over everything that I have and what I may need to pick up since there is a Cabela's just a few miles away and I will have tomorrow (Wednesday) to take care of any loose ends. Then I'll be on my way north away from computers, cell phones, TV, and all the modern conveniences known to modern man.
I have checked the weather for the last time and it looks like some rain and some sun but you never know when you get out into the sticks. It looks like the ride into the camp will be a wet one but it should dry out after that. I'm glad that I have good rain gear.
So, I will leave the forums to my capable friends here and wish luck to those who are waiting for that credit card hit or email telling them about the adventure that they will embark on this coming fall. As for me I'll have to check everything when I get home.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...