What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby tinman » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:10 am

From Indianapolis to Sugar Island , MI. (UP) 550 miles. Buddy has a cabin on 150 acres. Much different hunting there. No trails to watch. Hunted over bait.

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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby Sailfish » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:24 pm

1400+/- miles (Ft Myers, FL - Sumner, MI)
 
Now its 1300+/- (Tampa - Sumner)
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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby PrairieShadow » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:31 am

furthest i have ever traveled to hunt deer is about 30 miles. Pretty fortunate i guess.
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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby jacannon63 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:13 am

From Pensacola Beach Fla to Grove city Penn. A long ride to hunt 5 days and not see a deer...
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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby DeerCamp » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:30 am

8 hours.. Midland MI, to Iron River MI.. I hope to go the longer distances when Im a little older..
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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby passin through » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:43 am

Northeast La to Harper TX....about 12 hrs
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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby HollM2 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:22 pm

Living in Anchorage, Alaska I am used to traveling long distances for hunting trips.  But this year takes the cake in that I am deployed to Afghanistan with the Army Corps of Engineers.  So, on R&R in January I traveled from Kabul, Afghanistan approximately 9,200 miles (24 hours on airplanes and another 3 hours driving) to Clay County, Mississippi for a two-day whitetail hunt at my Dad's place.

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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby Stickman » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:55 pm

I recently returned from a trip from Alabama to Pike county,Illinois. Hunting public land on the Illinois river. 1-7 November 2008, temp. 85 degrees all week. Saw one huge 8pt. buck cross the road in front of me at 4:30 in the morning. Day 2 saw the biggest corn fed 12 point I have ever seen at 75 yards with a doe rubbing a tree. Tried every thing to get him to come into bow range but could not get him to leave the doe and come in close enough for a shot. Saw only 1 doe and 2fawns on last day of my hunt before returning home. I would not trade this experience for anything in this world. This place has the most beautiful crop lands that I have ever seen. This place is truly in the black belt of farming. If I could I would go back in a heartbeat.

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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby jim » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:52 am

in fall of 2008 i drove from maine to kansas and iowa to deer hunt (2000 miles plus ) one way ! also went to idaho elk and deer hunting ( over 3000 miles ) one way ! they were both worth it ! 

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RE: What's the farthest you've traveled for a deer hunt?

Postby hunt4ever » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:02 am

Went from Albany, NY to Lincoln, Maine which is 470 miles each way.  Made this trip each year with my father in-law from 1972 to 1984 with mixed success.  I grew up in Lincoln, 50 miles No. of Bangor, in the 60's and hunted the area from the time I was 12 years old.  I have had much better success hunting in Upstate NY (Washington County) from 1985 until today.  Tom Mac 

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