I hunt three different farms. The one is right out my front door, the other two are within 10-15 minute drives. I'd like to make an out of state hunt one of these years, maybe Missouri or Indiana for a 10-12 day hunt.
I have always hunted right here in my home state of Ohio and I've never ventured more than 1/2 hour away from home. But depending on the circumstances I would drive further if presented the right opportunity.
That's a cool goal Ex, have you killed one in WI yet? If not I could put you on some really good public ground here in western Wisconsin. There are a few whoppers shot every season off of these spots. Just a thought
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....