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TIM B
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Do ya park? Be it truck or 4 wheeler etc?

W the truck there are spots I have to walk 1000 yds

But w the wheeler I get as close as I can....I think the wheeler is less disruptive than me actually walking through
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Varies with me as I hunt public land and use my bike or canoe to escape the madness. My bike rides are probably 1000 yds with a short walk to follow and my canoe usually much less distance perhaps 100-400 yd paddle with a 100 -400 yd walk from the water.
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I walk out the back door to the woods just one flight shot away.

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1000 yds is about a 1/2 mile. I'd just walk ( if possible) to avoid the detection.
With people using ATVs etc today I'd think 1/2 mile wouldn't get you far from other folks.
Remember you picked that stand spot for a reason. Why drive in a screw it all up.

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T Lail
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on our farm it varies......sometimes drive the tractor within 50 yards of one stand....had a scrape made right beside my Jeep once in our open pasture......so go figure ????? [dunno]

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pavan
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500 yards on the short ones, over a mile on the long one.

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I only hunt private ground so seldom over 1/4 mile anymore.

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ChuckC
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It depends..... on a lot of things. I generally walk in though, have little fear of walking.

Back in Illinois ( in the 70s), public land shotgun season, I remember one fella parked right under his tree every year, and he generally got shooting. Doubt that would work for bow hunting though.

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You have no fear of walking? At the moment, I can barely walk. Moving leaves around this noon, I got a sneezing fit that took me to the ground. A perfect day for my wife to get close to her 14" six pointer again and not shoot. She had it around her for 10 to 12 minutes last night, as close as 5 or 6 yards and she said she never had a chance to get the bow up. She claimed it had made her and kept staring her down from different positions. It is one of those things when one is a semi-still hunter. You can get into things that blind or tree sitter closer to the car does not.

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On my property the closest is 230 yards and the farthest is 800. When I ground hunt on public land, it could be any distance.
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Not me. Bad knees and when it’s cold they ache even more. I hunt private ground and usually park around 100 yards from my stand. I pull off in the brush and kind of hide the bike but it is black and forest green so it doesn’t draw much attention. I just make sure I’m walking into the wind to my stand.

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ChuckC
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Pavan. maybe I should add " at the moment" ( I have little fear of walking). I hurt my knee last night, and although there is no pain when relaxed, if I make a certain move ( almost like hyperextending the leg) i feel it.... wowie !
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I use a 4 wheeler for getting within 100 yards of a few of my stands, walk up to a mile to another, and sometimes have my wife drop me off within a couple hundred yards of another.

I was scheduled to have a knee replaced until they diagnose me with A-fib. Today I carried my Summit stand, fanny pack and extra clothes a mile back to the house. I just keep pushing it.

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Depends on where I'm hunting. I'm pretty much always on public and certain areas I walk waaaaaaay back in. Others I can shoot an arrow back to the truck.
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My SUV stays in the garage and I walk 300 yards to my stand. ;-)

Stand #2 is about 700 yards from my back door.

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