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Title: Road-Trip...How Many Hours?
Post by: ‘Ike’ on August 25, 2019, 06:30:06 PM
How long is your drive to hunt his year...? 13 Hours, give or take this year...Audio Book downloaded, along with several Podcasts... :upthumb:
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Post by: n2mywake on August 25, 2019, 06:46:03 PM
22 hours out depending on traffic in the bigger cities, we've made it back in 18 before... KY-CO

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Post by: DTP on August 26, 2019, 04:33:56 AM
Florida to NM


26 hours  :upthumb:
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Post by: wl704 on August 26, 2019, 04:56:26 AM
NC to CO 25hrs
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Post by: jstephens61 on August 26, 2019, 06:33:58 AM
Illinois to Wyoming, about 23 hours. Wife and I will do it in 2, maybe 3 days. No rush this year, I have the whole general season.
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Post by: sjl2012 on August 26, 2019, 07:06:03 AM
11 hours to NM, 14 hours to CO from Texas.
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Post by: cnelk on August 26, 2019, 08:01:49 AM
In 2.5 hrs I can be a mile from my truck hunting
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Post by: Bowhunter1 on August 26, 2019, 08:21:05 AM
My hunting partner this year will drive 15 hours to get to my house. Then we will load his gear in my truck and drive another 23.
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Post by: ‘Ike’ on August 26, 2019, 01:03:25 PM
Holy wow... :wtf:   I hit 80 East and it’s a straight shot!  Some of you guys are kill’n me and your dedication should be applauded!   :clap:


No matter where or how far, safe travels...
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Post by: F M on August 26, 2019, 03:03:06 PM
Without stops it's right around 18. I usually don't push it real hard so usually 21.
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Post by: bryan m on August 26, 2019, 03:20:04 PM
29 hours. Eastern West Virginia to Wyoming. My buddy and I  take turns and drive straight through.
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Post by: Rdub on August 26, 2019, 03:56:44 PM
5-1/2 hours from my front door to where I set up my wall tent including a stop at the Walmart in Craig for groceries and gas.
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Post by: nclonghunter on August 26, 2019, 05:04:09 PM
11th year making the drive.....NC to N. Colorado....28 hours. We have driven straight through a couple times or just caught a few hours sleep in a gas station parking lot. The last few years we have stopped around the 15-18 hour mark at Kansas City or Topeka and check in a hotel room. 6-7 hours sleep and a hot shower makes day 2 a lot better for arrival and setting up camp.


Last year we got there just in time for a rain to start. Put up an Easy-up that we use for a cook tent and put in the cots. Slept like babies and finished camp the next morning. Every year it plays out different!
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Post by: ribo451 on August 26, 2019, 09:24:33 PM
Wow.  A lot of you guys really travel. The areas I hunt are between five minutes and maybe 45 minutes at most. I guess I'm lucky. :-D
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Post by: DTP on August 27, 2019, 04:16:14 AM
11th year making the drive.....NC to N. Colorado....28 hours. We have driven straight through a couple times or just caught a few hours sleep in a gas station parking lot. The last few years we have stopped around the 15-18 hour mark at Kansas City or Topeka and check in a hotel room. 6-7 hours sleep and a hot shower makes day 2 a lot better for arrival and setting up camp.


Last year we got there just in time for a rain to start. Put up an Easy-up that we use for a cook tent and put in the cots. Slept like babies and finished camp the next morning. Every year it plays out different!


I'm doing the stop this year....
I usually just blitz everything through, but I don't want to show up to camp like a zombie and then try to set up.


I'll likely stop somewhere in TX, then finish out strong the next day!
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Post by: Castle Oak on August 27, 2019, 06:15:07 AM
33 hours for me from coastal NC to SW Montana.  My buddy and I always take turns driving and we stop at night.  Too old for driving marathons.  Sadly, I will be solo this year as my buddy has a groin injury.  I'm looking forward to the hunt but not the drive.  Good luck all. 
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Post by: paelk on August 27, 2019, 06:34:07 AM
24 hours for me.  Pa to Co.  year 2 for us.
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Post by: cohunter14 on August 27, 2019, 07:19:53 AM
Definitely impressive how far some of you drive! My drive is anywhere from 2-6 hours depending on the area I hunt. This year should be more of the 2-3 hour range.
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Post by: Ol Arky on August 27, 2019, 11:50:03 AM
No road trip for me but it use to take about 15 hrs  to get to elk camp in Colorado. Now it takes a hour or so to get to deer camp if and/or when I can get my wife to make the drive.
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Post by: Huntingfanatic on August 28, 2019, 02:21:08 PM
26 hrs.  1700 miles.   Ft Worth to central Idaho
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Post by: bawana on September 02, 2019, 06:14:03 PM
28 hours eastern Ohio to Idaho Falls
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Post by: Jyoung1901 on September 02, 2019, 10:26:32 PM
27 Hours for me and a buddy, Nashville TN to Central Montana.   First elk hunt ever, were gonna do the driving marathon switching off.
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Post by: Stoney1 on September 03, 2019, 04:14:27 AM
21 hours for me and a buddy. Indianapolis to an hour west of Grants, NM. 6th trip in as many years. We leave on the 9th to hunt second bow season.
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Post by: Pghhunter on September 03, 2019, 06:49:49 AM
Going to be 30 hours this year. Pittsburgh to western Wyoming. Leaving on October 12th and plan to pull into camp on Monday the 14th. Did the straight through last year and wasn’t a fan. Last year went straight through from pittsburgh to Meeker. Took 28 hrs after a few hour nap.



Going to be a fan of stopping and showering. Getting a beer and a good meal before 10 days of off grid camping. 

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Post by: Fullabull on September 03, 2019, 09:45:41 PM
Before finding out Idaho sold out of non resident elk tags I would have driven about 9-10 hrs. But now I'm driving 3 1/2 hrs in WA to old stomping grounds for 10 days instead of 16 in Idaho. It's strange how things work out. I found out my father in-law has lung cancer and its pretty bad so being close to home for my wife will be good.
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Post by: bardownsnipe on September 04, 2019, 06:19:33 PM
35 hours Ohio to Oregon!
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Post by: jpe5714 on September 05, 2019, 11:24:31 AM
30 hours to my outfitters place in central NM, then 6 more to Unit 16B in the Gila

Eastern PA
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Post by: rvanbw00 on September 11, 2019, 12:24:19 PM
24 hrs on the nose Indiana to Montana
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Post by: MTHunter on September 14, 2019, 07:19:33 PM
Depends. If its the weekend, I hike across the road so about 20 minutes. Through the week, when all the out-of-area folks are descending on the mountains here, it's about an hour up to our favorite entry point  ;-)
General Location: S.Central Montana
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Post by: jstephens61 on September 15, 2019, 08:13:07 PM
20 hours, 10 minutes and I pull out at 0700 in the morning.
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Post by: cohunter14 on September 15, 2019, 09:03:08 PM
20 hours, 10 minutes and I pull out at 0700 in the morning.


Safe travels and good luck!