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Offline BT57PA

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Basecamp Set up
« on: July 01, 2020, 08:06:24 PM »
First Time to CO so listening and learning we have decided to walk in to our unit and set up a base camp so we can be "fresher' everyday in order to cover ground. My question is where to set up the base camp. We have identified a 4 canyons that we can travel out and back from so should we camp - a few miles from those canyons, one canyon over, base of the canyon we plan to hunt - etc. Pretty open ended question and thinking there will be varied answers but if i don't ask.... Maybe Corey can address this during the next Q&A?
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Re: Basecamp Set up
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 07:22:49 AM »
Tough to know based on what you're describing, but I would camp as close as possible to a central location of the areas you want to hunt without disturbing where you think the elk will be.

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Re: Basecamp Set up
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 09:58:14 AM »
I have a favorite canyon that I hunt. I like to get right in there and camp up high, close to a spring where I can get water refilled daily. I can wake up and hit glassing spots close by, or I can be on the move bugling down into different finger ridges and drop down into them as needed. I agree that a central location would be ideal as well. Unless you KNOW where the elk are, I wouldn't worry too much about disturbing anything. I've had elk directly downwind/downhill from camp many many times overnight and they are still there in the morning. Good luck!


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