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Ghost camp
« on: October 08, 2017, 06:51:54 AM »
Is this one of those ghost camps?

Prime spot, taped off, $10 tent flapping in the breeze.  How long can you reserve public land in this manner?


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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 07:08:10 AM »
About as long as it would take to set up my camp right next to their tent.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 07:36:38 AM »
The Ephrata Boys better hurry back. :chuckle:
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 07:37:33 AM »
About as long as it would take to set up my camp right next to their tent.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 07:53:20 AM »
What ghost camp?   :chuckle:

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 07:57:53 AM »
Not much different than hauling your trailer or RV up a week or two early and leaving it empty to claim your turf.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 08:13:23 AM »
One small tent in the entire area. I'd take down the ribbon and set up. Public land.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 08:15:08 AM »
Looks like abandoned garbage on public land.  I just clean that stuff up.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 08:35:04 AM »
I agree in taking it down but be smart. Don't camp there. Let an unsuspecting camper take the space after you cleaned it up. That way when the guy and his buddies that left the tent show up in the middle of the night drunk you don't have do deal with the threats and cursing. You can camp a couple of spaces over and watch the fireworks.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 09:10:33 AM »
It certainly doesn't look like any place special.  Why would anyone have heartburn over it?  Just move on and find your own place to camp.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 09:11:04 AM »
I agree in taking it down but be smart. Don't camp there. Let an unsuspecting camper take the space after you cleaned it up. That way when the guy and his buddies that left the tent show up in the middle of the night drunk you don't have do deal with the threats and cursing. You can camp a couple of spaces over and watch the fireworks.
This is possibly the most unsportsmanlike thing I have ever read.There is something wrong with this guy.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2017, 09:19:32 AM »
had one next to us all elk season couple years back
cracked me up
never anyone there
finally someone dropped a deuce in front of it
laughed everytime I went past it
no it was not me that did
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2017, 09:21:14 AM »
Contact an LEO, let them know it's suspicious and let them make the decision. When the guys show up, let them know the LEO took it down and give them his card.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 09:48:49 AM »
All I want to know is what kind of tent is that?  Maybe it's the angle, but I can't figure out what the heck is going on there.  It looks like parts from four different tents somehow erected to a single structure.

I agree with calling the local game warden or police, you can probably get him to come through and pull it out and nail his card to a tree there.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2017, 10:11:20 AM »
Maybe bad weather set in and they had to leave in a hurry.  :dunno:   :chuckle:

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2017, 10:37:27 AM »
It certainly doesn't look like any place special.  Why would anyone have heartburn over it?  Just move on and find your own place to camp.

Agree.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2017, 01:14:54 PM »
I agree in taking it down but be smart. Don't camp there. Let an unsuspecting camper take the space after you cleaned it up. That way when the guy and his buddies that left the tent show up in the middle of the night drunk you don't have do deal with the threats and cursing. You can camp a couple of spaces over and watch the fireworks.
This is possibly the most unsportsmanlike thing I have ever read.There is something wrong with this guy.

Sorry. I thought everyone could figure out that my solution especially about letting someone else take the blame for removing the tent was a joke. You seem so upset over my comment that I have to ask: Is that your tent we are talking about?

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2017, 01:55:25 PM »
I agree in taking it down but be smart. Don't camp there. Let an unsuspecting camper take the space after you cleaned it up. That way when the guy and his buddies that left the tent show up in the middle of the night drunk you don't have do deal with the threats and cursing. You can camp a couple of spaces over and watch the fireworks.
This is possibly the most unsportsmanlike thing I have ever read.There is something wrong with this guy.

Sorry. I thought everyone could figure out that my solution especially about letting someone else take the blame for removing the tent was a joke. You seem so upset over my comment that I have to ask: Is that your tent we are talking about?

Joke or not I agree with you. This stuff makes me so mad. Camp there or don't. No 'reservations'.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2017, 03:13:42 PM »
No one likes ghost camps to reserve a spot, but if you are going to set one up, at least put a little effort into it so it might look half believable. 

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2017, 05:39:14 PM »
Yes definitely contact a LEO and waste as much peoples time and tax dollars as possible.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2017, 05:44:37 PM »
Personally I just move on.   The world is big enough to let the ephrata boys have their fun.   I guess I live in Yakima country and am used to ghost camps.   No, I don’t like them, but....
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2017, 09:20:54 PM »
just a thought,i set up my kids 16 19 tent last year next hole from mine.hunters came in tore the tent down packed it up and set up their own.i came in about halfway through their set uop and politely asked them what they were doing.they said we didnt think anyone was really gonna camp here so we tore it down to set up ours.he said we have camped here every year for the past ten years.i said i have camped over there with my kids the past 12 years and this year the boys want their own camp.wasnt getting any where with these guys so,i call warden office,up comes one about an hour and a half later..............down came their camp up went the boys camp and after their running off at the mouth with the warden off the mountain they went.


             that old tent without supplies yet might be a first timer on his or her own,leave it alone and move on.if they got there first your loss...public land.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2017, 01:01:07 AM »
How’s that old saying go...... oh yea........EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM.......move on.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2017, 07:04:43 AM »
Personally I just move on.   The world is big enough to let the ephrata boys have their fun.   I guess I live in Yakima country and am used to ghost camps.   No, I don’t like them, but....
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2017, 07:33:08 AM »
I've been reading through the replies on and based on some of them, have come up with a new plan for next year. I'm going to buy about ten tents at Goodwill and place them at the ten best campsites I can find, a week before hunting. I figure at least a couple of them will be left alone and I'll get the pick of which one I want. As suggested, hopefully anyone who wants to camp there will just move on because there's plenty of land. I know: NF and state land rules say that you can't leave stuff unattended for more than 24 hours but who follows the rules, right? 1 ghost camp, ten ghost camps; what's the difference? Afterall, if I've camped there once, twice, five times, or never before, I actually have a right to keep others out, right?

Sorry for the sarcasm but if you're doing this to your fellow hunters, that sucks. It's wrong, it's selfish, and if I see it, I'm calling NF or DNR or the WDFW to have them removed. A littering/dumping charge would be an added bonus. Total BS.
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