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Tent camping during the rifle season

Just curious, but how many out there camp in a tent ( either wall- type or a standard 3 season cabin-type tent ) during the rifle elk / deer seasons?

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
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Tent camping during the rifle season

I live within biking distance of the trailhead I access from. So I set up a tent on the opposite end of the canyon. Depending on which direction the wind is going to come from I either stay home if it is from the S/SW or sleep in the tent if it is from the N/NW . It is a 3 season backpacking tent. From where I set up camp I can glass a bunch of excellent browse areas and have good acess to a creek bottom that is only accessable on foot. Thumbs up

I also stash a bivy sack. If the game has been pushed I can rally out and head on after them without having to break down camp.

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Location: Upper Snake River
Joined: 09/01/2006
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Tent camping during the rifle season

Yes I do, 16 X 20 cook tent, 12 X 14 sleep tent and a couple 12 X 12 Colemans for spiking, dependent on how many people are going or how long camp will be up (soometimes our wall tents will be up from Mid Sept until late Oct.
They are in areas not legally accessible by bicycles or motoized.
This year may not be out so long becuase I may go into the Selway for only a week or two instead of hunting elk local, just to see some new country.

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Tent camping during the rifle season

Spent every season tent camping for many years, until the dog ate the bottom of our tent. I repaired that tent many times but I think it's seen its last days. We should invest in a new one and might someday. Now we either tent trailer camp, cabin or small tent, that we backpack in with. Some good memories in that old, heavy army tent. We usually didn't run the propane at night and took turns lighting the propane in the mornings at 0 dark 30. Wish I had a video of us shaken like a quakie leaf, waiting for those burners to light in our unders @ 20 below. LOL!

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Location: Puyallup, WA / Grand Rapids, MI
Joined: 10/24/2007
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Tent camping during the rifle season

Yeah, either a big 3 season tent if I'm camping by the road, or an ancient pup tent if I'm in the backcountry.

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Location: IDAHO
Joined: 05/04/2007
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Tent camping during the rifle season

12x12 cook tent and 14x16 sleeping and card playing tent for us.A 9x9 kelty noah's tarp if the backpack goes on!

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Location: Nebraska
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Tent camping during the rifle season

wall tents for us also.

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Location: Colorado
Joined: 03/03/2007
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Tent camping during the rifle season

I've done some cushy wall tents with heaters and cots and also backpacked in with a four season two-man tent. Taking the latter route with my 14 year old son in the San Juan's this year--will be at a higher elevation than before, likely 10,500. This is the situation to ensure that we hunt areas uphill of our trail used for packing out ;0

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Tent camping during the rifle season

This will be my firts hunting out of a tent.....we always had a hunting trailer, but we have moved to an area where we just cannot get the trailer safely.

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