Re: Have You Ever Backpack Hunted?
I said no.
Didn't take the camp gear. When I called for my dad, when I was still a kid, we went out the eve. before. The elk weren't answering us/me durring the day. Had great moonlight, and thought we could try tracking them by their buggles in the night. It was a fun night, too bad we weren't successful.
The situation is the same every time I go hunt antelope. We can't seem to get away from the land owner before sun-up. We end up crossing the fence, about the same time the ant. herd does 1000yds from us. We end up trying to head them off with the low ridge between us and the herd. Never pans out. We end up following them 4+mi, no roads in bentonite flats, 'till we get close enough to shoot.
I'd like to go in the eve before to get the land owner business out of the way. Take a bivy sack and suck it up for the night. Sleep in the ambush hide, and shoot them when they cross the fence in the morning. Should be three mi. back to the truck from there.
There are only two seasons: Hunting season, and Getting Ready for Hunting season. -DAD