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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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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #135 on: October 11, 2017, 04:25:32 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.

Yet we all drive vehicles and pollute the earth. I can careless who sets what camp where or who hangs cameras on tree. Long as they pick their stuff up when done. All I care about. I can find my own spot. I donít need to ribbon it off or complain if someone sets camp right next to me. Heck you can even hang your camera on the same tree as mine. All I ask is leave my stuff alone and pick your stuff up when done.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #136 on: October 11, 2017, 05:02:39 PM »
My buddy and I have at least 4 or 5 different options on where to camp, always.  If someone got there first, move on to the next option.  Live with it.
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #137 on: October 11, 2017, 05:21:43 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?

This made me laugh out loud.  :chuckle:
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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #138 on: October 12, 2017, 08:55:17 AM »
The amount we pay to play the State and Feds should have a tent and stove set up for us before we get there.

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Re: Ghost camp
« Reply #139 on: October 13, 2017, 07:06:49 PM »
Gotta agree with RTspring here boys. No gap between deer and elk,  if your motivated enough to go pick your spot early (a week or less). Then so be it and good for you!  If you don't wanna search for a spot to camp at midnight before opening day then have at it.   BUT,  you better use that spot or have it down by opening day!!
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