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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #120 on: October 10, 2017, 06:14:52 PM »
I also really enjoy it when people put a little pup tent up right at the head of a skid road or park an old vehicle there and try to make people think that someone's down the road so no one hunts it and drives right by
Plenty of scams out there

Yeah, fair amount of no trespassing signs on public property.


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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #121 on: October 10, 2017, 07:01:32 PM »
I set my camp up the end of September and will be there until the end of late buck.   :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

You must have a nice camp. Probably hot and cold running water.

Yes I have hot and cold water in my trailer. Doesn't everyone? Besides this way I get a parking spot also.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #122 on: October 10, 2017, 08:07:47 PM »
Isn't this better than the old days when my great uncles would pack in sinks, pipes to be able to run springs into camp, 55 gallon barrels for storage, etc and leave them there for years?       What about the guys who legitimately build small cabins for camps and I stumble upon them while goofing around?      Ghost camps simply tell me I don't need to hunt around that area. 

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #123 on: October 10, 2017, 08:14:08 PM »
Isn't this better than the old days when my great uncles would pack in sinks, pipes to be able to run springs into camp, 55 gallon barrels for storage, etc and leave them there for years?       What about the guys who legitimately build small cabins for camps and I stumble upon them while goofing around?      Ghost camps simply tell me I don't need to hunt around that area.

If I stumble upon a cabin in wilderness. Iím marking it on gps and will use it if empty. Iíve found a couple. But a napkin would shield me better from the weather. Then them broken down things would.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #124 on: October 11, 2017, 07:19:52 AM »
I wish more of you would setup ghost camps.  Then I could scout the good areas from my truck without have to hike  :chuckle: :chuckle:

I do that every year before the opener. Dead give away!  :chuckle:
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #125 on: October 11, 2017, 08:10:07 AM »
From the responses on this thread, I think there are many people on this site and this thread who use the Ghost Camp as a method.  It shows how popular this approach is to saving a camp site.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #126 on: October 11, 2017, 08:53:18 AM »
Wow, good thing I bought a large bag of popcorn. :chuckle:

Is it hard to just find another spot??? There's plenty of other spots past that one that I think are better. But that's just me. :chuckle:

When you draw basically a GOV tag every year, a SPOT should not be an issue :IBCOOL:

I know right?! They should just let those of us that "Draw GOV tags" camp where ever we want, anytime we want. :chuckle:

Why don't you just "Draw a parking/camping Permit" as a match to your Gov tag.   :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :chuckle:

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #127 on: October 11, 2017, 10:05:00 AM »
Hereís something to think about. Some are up in arms about a ghost camp where you drive to. But what about all the guys that hunt the backcountry and scout all summer long. They find a nice little area to call home for the season. So week before the season you put a weeks worth of gear in a pack and hike back 5,8,10 even 14 miles. To come into the area you scouted out three months earlier. Loan and behold you see an outfitters camp their. Not a soul around. They had a ghost camp set up. Now remember you packed in a week early to scout tell opening day. These guys set up camps early and they know they wonít be occupied tell day or two before season. But yet you donít see nor hear anything about this. Why is that?

 Not that I care cause I always have a few spots picked out. I just move on to the next one. But itís funny how some are up in arms over a sight you DROVE to. Drive to a new one then.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #128 on: October 11, 2017, 12:00:28 PM »
Haven't witnessed that. The outfitters I know usually take people in a day or 2 before season. Some a little earlier but those might be guys who want to fish, camp, or bear hunt before the season opens. I have no problem with that. If you don't like it get away from the trail.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #129 on: October 11, 2017, 01:58:42 PM »
Haven't witnessed that. The outfitters I know usually take people in a day or 2 before season. Some a little earlier but those might be guys who want to fish, camp, or bear hunt before the season opens. I have no problem with that. If you don't like it get away from the trail.

Bahahahahaha. Get away from the trail. Thatís cute.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #130 on: October 11, 2017, 02:38:21 PM »
Hereís something to think about. Some are up in arms about a ghost camp where you drive to. But what about all the guys that hunt the backcountry and scout all summer long. They find a nice little area to call home for the season. So week before the season you put a weeks worth of gear in a pack and hike back 5,8,10 even 14 miles. To come into the area you scouted out three months earlier. Loan and behold you see an outfitters camp their. Not a soul around. They had a ghost camp set up. Now remember you packed in a week early to scout tell opening day. These guys set up camps early and they know they wonít be occupied tell day or two before season. But yet you donít see nor hear anything about this. Why is that?

 Not that I care cause I always have a few spots picked out. I just move on to the next one. But itís funny how some are up in arms over a sight you DROVE to. Drive to a new one then.

What if you made your way into the draw and no camp was set up but there was signs and red tape up that said Ephrata boy's outfitters  (reserved)
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #131 on: October 11, 2017, 03:03:48 PM »
Hereís something to think about. Some are up in arms about a ghost camp where you drive to. But what about all the guys that hunt the backcountry and scout all summer long. They find a nice little area to call home for the season. So week before the season you put a weeks worth of gear in a pack and hike back 5,8,10 even 14 miles. To come into the area you scouted out three months earlier. Loan and behold you see an outfitters camp their. Not a soul around. They had a ghost camp set up. Now remember you packed in a week early to scout tell opening day. These guys set up camps early and they know they wonít be occupied tell day or two before season. But yet you donít see nor hear anything about this. Why is that?

 Not that I care cause I always have a few spots picked out. I just move on to the next one. But itís funny how some are up in arms over a sight you DROVE to. Drive to a new one then.

What if you made your way into the draw and no camp was set up but there was signs and red tape up that said Ephrata boy's outfitters  (reserved)

With or without a $10 tent inside ribbon?

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #132 on: October 11, 2017, 03:07:57 PM »
Hereís something to think about. Some are up in arms about a ghost camp where you drive to. But what about all the guys that hunt the backcountry and scout all summer long. They find a nice little area to call home for the season. So week before the season you put a weeks worth of gear in a pack and hike back 5,8,10 even 14 miles. To come into the area you scouted out three months earlier. Loan and behold you see an outfitters camp their. Not a soul around. They had a ghost camp set up. Now remember you packed in a week early to scout tell opening day. These guys set up camps early and they know they wonít be occupied tell day or two before season. But yet you donít see nor hear anything about this. Why is that?

 Not that I care cause I always have a few spots picked out. I just move on to the next one. But itís funny how some are up in arms over a sight you DROVE to. Drive to a new one then.
Usually an outfitter has permission in their issued usfs permits that permit them to put and leave camps up throughout the season.  Same with some public back country camps have/had usfs issues permits to leave camps up.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #133 on: October 11, 2017, 03:14:13 PM »
Hereís something to think about. Some are up in arms about a ghost camp where you drive to. But what about all the guys that hunt the backcountry and scout all summer long. They find a nice little area to call home for the season. So week before the season you put a weeks worth of gear in a pack and hike back 5,8,10 even 14 miles. To come into the area you scouted out three months earlier. Loan and behold you see an outfitters camp their. Not a soul around. They had a ghost camp set up. Now remember you packed in a week early to scout tell opening day. These guys set up camps early and they know they wonít be occupied tell day or two before season. But yet you donít see nor hear anything about this. Why is that?

 Not that I care cause I always have a few spots picked out. I just move on to the next one. But itís funny how some are up in arms over a sight you DROVE to. Drive to a new one then.
Usually an outfitter has permission in their issued usfs permits that permit them to put and leave camps up throughout the season.  Same with some public back country camps have/had usfs issues permits to leave camps up.

Good info. Thanks. Never knew that. Nor did I take time to look into it. Cause honestly never bothered me. I just ďgot off the trailĒ even more

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #134 on: October 11, 2017, 03:40:36 PM »
Guys complain about people leaving items in the woods all year.
Then the same folks complaining leave dozens of cameras in the woods for the whole year.


Seems like both parties are littering to me.


 

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