My response was to kiddoggy. I wasn't scrutinizing you and I actually said 10 miles per day in flatter desert country seems reasonable.I dont think i said anything about hiking 10 miles in the mountains, this area of Region Y is more rolling wooded hills with mixed coulees, not many places you can get up high and glass for hours. You would be staring at the same meadow and that doesnt take hours to cover. Everyone is so quick to scrutinize when you dont really have a clue what the situation is. I guess that is the way of the world nowadays.
this is totally terrain driven. where I live, trees to the top, you can't see, you have to walk and glass. not everywhere is the wide open in the west.that's why they call it hunting instead of killing.
I have two questions...…..
why do folks walk 10 miles a day hunting , instead of getting up high and letting the eyes do the walking?????
when folks claim they walk 10 miles a day how many do you folks think they really hike ??? my guess is two or three.
That buck has some cool dark horns! My widest buck was killed pretty close to a recent burn and has dark antlers, but not quite like that. Congrats on the buck!I already posted the story and pictures "Mountain Mule Deer 2019" but I figured I'd put a couple in this thread as well. I got this dark antlered buck on a solo backpacking trip in the Kootenay Rockies of Southern British Columbia.View attachment 28653View attachment 28654
It was a perfect day to be up in the high country.
ExactlyNot to Hijack the thread but I had my OnX tracker on while I was in Colorado this year and it said I had walked 97 miles in 6 days of hunting. I only looked through my Bino's 5 times while I was hunting. Too thick to effectivley use them 99% of the time.
Everyones areas are different from state to state and from Unit to Unit.