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    Backcountry Camp. Hide or out in the Open?

    OK, here's a question for you backcountry folk. Do you like to hide your spike/backpack camp from other hunters, or do you like to keep it out in the open to hopefully detour others from coming to your respective basin, ridge, or wherever?

    I'n the past I've liked to keep my camp tucked away out of plain site, but I'm toying with the other due to hunting in a higher pressured area this season.... I'd like to think that anyone who comes accross a camp several miles back in September is a morale person and not looking to steal gear.... But i guess you never know.

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    Personally, i still have a little faith in humanity. I don't hide any of my camps weather it be a full wall tent setup or a pack pack camp, however, i do make it a habit to not leave things laying around that might temp the less than honest folks.

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    I put it where I think it is best for the hunt. I don't worry about being visible or not.

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    Same as Toad man here. I try to pick a spot in this priority.
    1) I want to be able to glass from the tent.
    2) animals and their daily movement.
    3) expected routes of others/pressure
    4) water

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    I put it were I need it.

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    I hate having someone come into 'my' hunting area because they didn't know anyone was there. Most guys will not come right in on top of you if they know you're there. So I'll put my tent where it can be seen from the most common entrance to the area.

    Other places I'll hide my camp just so people don't know there's deer there. It doesn't look like a great spot and I don't want to draw any attention to it.

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    Ya, its a tough call. I'd like to think if someone say your camp, they would turn around and move out of the area. I know I would. Just hate the idea of someone swipping some of my critical gear....

    Also, I think you can camp in the best spot for hunting and still hide or not hide your camp. Doesn't seem mutally exclusive to me.

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    I hide my camp for a multitude of reasons.

    Having said that I try to camp by water.

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    Maybe cache some of your smaller more expensive items in a little hiding spot near by your camp and just leave clothes and replaceable items in the tent if it all possible. I think each hunting spot would dictate whether it would be obvious or not. Luckily I don't have any honey holes to worry bout. Wish I had the problem though
    Cheers

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    I hide a trail cam overlooking the camp. 2 years ago, I had a close encounter of the unexpected kind.

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