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Offline dvmagernbk

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Where should I pitch my tent? (not "where should I hunt")
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:10:48 PM »
New hunter here planning a 2018 back country backpack hunt. I found a similar thread in this Backcountry forum from a few years ago, but this question wasn't answered. Let's say I've scouted my area before early season archery and have found mule deer. Let's say they are bedded down on a northern facing slop or a bench or in a shaded area or whatnot and that water and food for them is nearby.

Where is the best place to pitch my camp? How far away from this area? Is it okay to be on the same slope, just secluded but higher up? Do I want to be on the other side of that slope (like the other side of the mountain or something) and come over/around and down on them? Cross wind all the time?

Any advice on where I should set up my tent?

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Re: Where should I pitch my tent? (not "where should I hunt")
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 03:17:07 PM »
I'm in the same boat, except that I'm leaving tomorrow to try my luck without knowing the best answer to your question  :chuckle:

If I find a buck I want but don't have time to get to him, I'd try to camp in a location where I won't be blowing my scent onto him, but where I could still be at a glassing spot by dawn to try and find him again.  I hammock camp pretty light and fast, so I don't mind being relatively close to where I think they'll be hanging out.

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Re: Where should I pitch my tent? (not "where should I hunt")
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 03:29:01 PM »
A flat spot he won't see or smell you.