Ha! Yeah ivory that is true and I have no camper or RV. I have done a lot of backpacking trips where you know how much water you will need (because it is a set distance and time) and exactly where water holes are if needed. Back in Colorado, we could always find a spring or a creek but this country out here is a different ball game-even up in the higher country it can get pretty dry.never really hunted anywhere where there wasnt a spring creek or river within a mile or two. filtration systems are awesome. and coyoting out is not having ur big motor home or camper with ya i think thats called glamping..
Caching is what we have done in low water areas. We left three gallons from an archery trip at the top of a hill we planned to camp at in rifle season.
Here's a shot of my minimal camp during deer rifle season in Nevada. Scott's comment on caching water made me think of this camp and picture to share with you, I had scouted this area in August and packed 3-gallons of water into this location. The spot I cached the water was not a very good hiding place evidently. When I came back in rifle season the 2.5-gallon container was emptied of my water. The smaller .5-gallon container was there still full. So, I made do with the lessor amount plus what I carried in at the time. I's a mystery to me what happened to my water. I wouldn't have been too surprised to find some of it gone if an archery hunter stumbled on it and took a badly needed drink.
Aside from the water issue this little camp served me well. My timing for heading into the area was a little off in that I thought the storm was over as I packed in to the area. My plan was to have a nice evening hunt as skies were clearing and deer would be coming out to feed. Instead the storm decided to loop back around on top of me reducing visibility to zip and turned from rain to snow. Cleared in the predawn hours leaving a 2" blanket of snow. The deer were out at daylight and well into the sunny morning hours. I saw 21-bucks that morning!
Yeah, good question ivory; I also have heard deer get most of their water from food, especially those that inhabit drier regions and smaller deer, like coues can stay cool on less.thats awesome and sounds fun, from what ive read and have seen.... mule deer get alot of thier water via the food they eat, they can go longer periods of time without droping down to a water hole. allways amazes me when i find deer miles away from a water source. how about elk though???