September 16, 2021, 05:11:04 AM

Author Topic: Camp Low, Hunt High Help  (Read 2201 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline admptmn

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Camp Low, Hunt High Help
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:19:54 AM »
I need some advice about setting up a backcountry campsite.  I will be backpack hunting and am trying to get away from as much hunter activity as possible and get on the Elk.  The best "camping" spots are nearest the roads and lowest in elevation.  I would like to approach from the complete opposite end and more difficult area to access.  The only problem, this is higher in the valley

Any advice?  I absolutely know the importance of wind and not putting myself upwind of where the Elk may be.

If you have backpack hunted in the mountains, how do you choose an ideal overnight camping spot to keep you in the game?

Thanks for any advice.

Offline cohunter14

  • Global Moderator
  • Herd Bull
  • *****
  • Posts: 5203
    • View Profile
Re: Camp Low, Hunt High Help
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 09:05:22 AM »
Is there a way to camp just over the ridge on the other side from where you think the elk might be? Anything you can do to make sure the thermals aren't blowing straight down to where you assume the elk could be would be helpful. If you can find that situation, it sounds like you could be in a great situation with hunters pushing the elk right up to you. Either that or you could try to camp off to one side of the drainage if you assume the elk would be on one side instead of the other.

Offline Rdub

  • Raghorn
  • **
  • Posts: 161
    • View Profile
Re: Camp Low, Hunt High Help
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 08:34:52 PM »
Winds shift uphill in the morning and downhill in the afternoon here in Colorado. So understanding this it my be prudent to set up camp for the evening crosswind  and back as much as possible from any bedding areas.
Never say couldve, shouldve or wouldve, live every moment



Recent Posts

Re: 2021 Elk Meat Pole by cohunter14
[September 14, 2021, 07:33:25 AM]

Re: arrow penetration on big bull by cohunter14
[September 14, 2021, 07:30:51 AM]

Re: 2021 Elk Meat Pole by Jason Balazs
[September 13, 2021, 03:13:34 PM]

Re: Walking up, pushing bull and cows by ribo451
[September 12, 2021, 02:49:29 PM]

Re: 2021 Elk Meat Pole by ribo451
[September 12, 2021, 02:45:22 PM]