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I wonder if the idea that

I wonder if the idea that people are missing is it isn't just enough to get away from people, you need to determine where you go so you're not only getting away from people, but the deer too?

You make some good points and I think they are applicable to white tail too. I hunt by a guy's house and I like to get away from it, but I probably am overlooking a good set up place near the house.

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Game

Is going to be where it feels safe. If that's in thick hellacious cover hunters are too lazy or scared or impatient to hunt, or cover that hunters pass by thinking a big buck would never be living there, they are going to stay there unless pushed out by someone willing to to do it. But, in general after the shooting starts game, big bucks, or bulls, will either find a hole like that or move as far from human intrusion as possible. It's still a good rule of thumb to be willing to walk as far as it takes to get away from those areas during second or third season where there is blaze orange on every knob, hill, and ridge, to start getting into game. Unless of course you are in an area where hunting pressure from all directions keeps game moving back and forth which lasts awhile till the survivors bug out and go completaly nocturnal.

Private property is another difference. If you're hunting private which has a limited amount of hunting pressure as compared to public land you can be hunting land laced with roads and see and kill game right next to roads because the animals are for the most part safer there and will seek it out as opposed to the blm crawling with hunters.

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How far do you walk in?

This year, I went approximately 1.5 miles from my camp / truck.  Last year, I went 12 miles from my truck and spent 7 days in the Rawah Wilderness of Colorado.  I got a nice 5x5 muley this year and it was a lot of work, two trips in and out.  Last year, I ate tag soup! 

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i usually have a 4.6 mile

i usually have a 4.6 mile hike to where i hunt the longest i have ever hiked was 23 mile and i wouldn't stay over night i pack in and then pack out

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How long did it take you to

How long did it take you to hike in and then back out in the same day?

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Distance is questionable

On this last season while helping a friend to tag her first buck we walked on average about 3-5 miles per day, as the nevada mountains allow you to go to a spot and then glass for quite some time. I know that while scouting for that very hunt her boyfriend and I average 10 miles a day, just getting use to the area and finding all the little nooks and crannies. Overall it was worth it, however I feel as hough this will be considered miniscule, compared to my backcountry hunt this coming fall (assuming I draw a tag). I estimate packing in 10 mile sjust to get started.

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