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  • Atv,s have changed how I hunt along with age,how close do you get where park from where you hunt?

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  • #2
    Sometime I'm as close as 1/4 mile, but occasionally hunt 2 miles from the SUV. Motorized vehicles are not allowed past the gates in the WMA's where I hunt. That's why I have a game cart... 58 years young ;-)

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    • #3
      I'm seldom more than a mile from my parked vehicle. Our own land lies in the valley between two paved roads, and the state lands I hunt all have a very useful network of driveable logging roads.

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      • #4
        I have a couple places I drive my ATV right up to. Cover the front, side and back with camo and take a seat on the side of the ATV with my gun across the seat. Does not seem to bother the deer at all.
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        • #5
          I haven't fire up an ATV in a couple of years now...welk, NOT to hunt anyway.
          I can park within a quarter mile of any of my stands.
          A quarter in and a quarter out and I get my half mile walk in on hunting days! LOL!
          Yeah. Age, a metallic hip, crushed heel and a half dozen other old breaks and walking hurts, but a quarter mile stroll through the woods makes me feel better! LOL!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
            I have a couple places I drive my ATV right up to. Cover the front, side and back with camo and take a seat on the side of the ATV with my gun across the seat. Does not seem to bother the deer at all.
            I like it! Great way to use the ATV

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
              I have a couple places I drive my ATV right up to. Cover the front, side and back with camo and take a seat on the side of the ATV with my gun across the seat. Does not seem to bother the deer at all.
              How far can you shoot in that spot? Looks a lot like where I hunt except without the snow.

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              • #8
                Since I hunt private land, I can drive my golf cart to within a couple of hundred yards of my chosen stand. On some stands, due to terrain, I can get a good deal closer than that without fear of spooking game. I always park and approach from downwind.

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                • #9
                  A while back ,I planted some Egyptian wheat it grows to 10' I drive my ATV in to it, and walk to my stand about 30yd. check it out on YouTube Egyptian Wheat as a cover.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                    I have a couple places I drive my ATV right up to. Cover the front, side and back with camo and take a seat on the side of the ATV with my gun across the seat. Does not seem to bother the deer at all.
                    I am on a little 10' high hill and off to the left is actually where I get the deer. At the bottom there is a small spring where I keep a mineral block, then a grassy area for about 80yds. That is where the deer come from and then 10yds from me make a turn to go around a beaver pond and go out of sight. So, I have a lot of 20 to 30yd shot opportunities.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                      I have a couple places I drive my ATV right up to. Cover the front, side and back with camo and take a seat on the side of the ATV with my gun across the seat. Does not seem to bother the deer at all.
                      Doc, You are one together old man hunter, That looks like up state NY. I don't miss the snow,but thanks;-))

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                        I have a couple places I drive my ATV right up to. Cover the front, side and back with camo and take a seat on the side of the ATV with my gun across the seat. Does not seem to bother the deer at all.
                        Jimbo, the woods looks thick. Did you blasé out shooting lanes?
                        Maybe we should look for a sale on a four wheeler for brother Pig Hunter?
                        He could take in a cot and a sleeping bag for an afternoon nap after lunch. ?

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                        • #13
                          Most of my stands are within a couple hundred yards of old tote roads. I always walk in but the walking distance depends on the wind and which stand I select.

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                          • #14
                            Depending on the property I'm hunting, I'll either get far enough away from the road that my 4-wheeler is out of sight and then walk from there or drive on in and park within a couple hundred yards of where I'm hunting. I have hunted off the 4wheeler as jhjimbo does, but rarely do so as many of my preferred hunting sites don't work well for such a method.

                            As a side note, in my county it is rare to get more than ½ mile from a maintained road and 40-160 acre parcels are the norm.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                              I have a couple places I drive my ATV right up to. Cover the front, side and back with camo and take a seat on the side of the ATV with my gun across the seat. Does not seem to bother the deer at all.
                              LOL! Can't use motorized vehicles where I hunt.

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