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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby minnesotahunter » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:55 pm

Hawthorne wrote:20 minutes to ok hunting, 50 minutes to better hunting, 2 hrs to the best hunting. I will drive 2 hrs one way just for an evening hunt


You must be my neighbor... exact same distances and the hunting is better the further I drive.


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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby jporcello » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:57 pm

usually 15min when i hunt by my house, i did drive 3 and half hrs with in my state and i did drive 15hrs to hunt out of state this year and the last 3years
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby Ranger Matthews » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:16 am

My best spots are an hour away. I drove around 8000 miles deer hunting last year
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:41 am

The closest spot for me is 1 hour away
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby Hawthorne » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:48 am

minnesotahunter wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:20 minutes to ok hunting, 50 minutes to better hunting, 2 hrs to the best hunting. I will drive 2 hrs one way just for an evening hunt


You must be my neighbor... exact same distances and the hunting is better the further I drive.


I’m not from Minnesota but maybe we both live in a metropolitan area? The further you get out from the population the better the hunting is on public land at least. Private is a different story. I think that rule holds in most areas of the country
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby hunting_dad » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:29 am

Anywhere from 40 minutes to 3+ hours one way
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby Grizzlyadam » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:54 am

I have no need to drive any more than half an hour or so.
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby thwack16 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:46 am

10 minutes to both pieces of private. Right at 45 to the three different pieces of public I focus on. 5-15 minutes from my office to my after work public. 7 hours for my out of state public.
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby tim » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:38 pm

I routinely drive 3 hr 15- 3 hr 45 min one way to hunt one sit and drive home...and that’s after working 3rd shift all night. Pretty tired when I get home lol
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby Moose » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:40 pm

Hats off to everyone that has to drive 45mins 1 way. I know that might not seem to long to you but i get so excited to go hunting a 10min drive seems to take hours lol.
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby E72 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:58 am

Only one spot left that is close ,3 minutes . Another private piece and all the public we hunt is 45 min to an hour an a half drive one way .
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby Rich M » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:40 am

For me, there is 1 areas an hour away and a place 5.5 hours away.

If I can draw the permit I will hunt the 3 or 5-day hunt an hour from home, if not I do 2 or 3 weekend trips to the 5.5 hr place around the rut.

Most of the other places around here are about a 2+ hrs and after a couple years of doing that, I'd rather bank the drive time and go somewhere else.
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby crankn101 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:50 am

6+ hours each way but Im moving this year, im over all this driving BS
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby beartruth2 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:49 am

85 miles one way for me everything under 40 miles from home gets hammered.
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Re: Driving distance

Unread postby Acer18 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:40 am

With the new move I'm now about 2.45hrs from my old familar public pieces. Within an hour I've only got 5 public pieces here ( old house had over 60 properties of varying sizes with an hr.) I still made the 3hr drive a few times last year but camped and made a long weekend of it the second time..


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