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Too many road hunters
« on: October 22, 2012, 08:44:31 PM »
Now I am not going to say I never roadhunted before because that would make me a liar, but the great majority of my time is spent back in the bush on foot or sitting and waiting. I took my Samurai out Saturday to try it out and took the wife and kids, we went on some lease roads and toured around a bit, I can say I have never seen so many road hunters doing laps and I have to chuckle 2-3 guys in a vehicle all camoed up driving around. Now I am thinking OK maybe they split up and go for a walk but I passed the same guys over and over back there doing laps. I am certain they would be more successful if they got off the roads a bit and did a little walking, maybe some calling or rattling. And before anyone says "yeah but you were doing laps too" yes I was, but I wasn't looking for a deer as I had the whole family with me, all I had was a .22 for chickens. My biggest issue with it is guys maybe shooting down roads. I won't go out west again this year it's worse every year. Last year I was down an old lease road they bermed up and seeing lots of deer and of course some guy had to drive over the berm and right to where I was sitting.

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 10:35:22 PM »
So how did the Samurai do Paul?  Did you get a chance to get it dirty and make it work a bit or just a cool ride with the family?
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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 10:56:26 PM »
I will be 60 years old next spring and yes...I road hunt.
Don't like it?
Tough beans..

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 08:24:18 AM »

Tough beans..

So would you be one of the guys with the expertise to drive up the roads signed with unpassable when wet or snowing.  Gotta love idjits that only drive on the road once a year and that once is just before freeze up so they can leave ruts for us locals to maneuver over/around. :'(

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 08:42:20 AM »
I will be 60 years old next spring and yes...I road hunt.
Don't like it?
Tough beans..

That's right Sonny I am not talking about "older guys", my dad was a professional road hunter after he hit his early 60's, right until he died. Diabetic, bad feet, etc. You can't tell me lot's of guys that are doing it aren't capable of getting out of their trucks.

So how did the Samurai do Paul?  Did you get a chance to get it dirty and make it work a bit or just a cool ride with the family?

Samurai did pretty good it's a bit rough with all the mods but that's to be expected.

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 10:54:57 AM »
I thought it was leagal to shoot off of oil patch privet roads?

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 10:57:45 AM »
Aaaaah Sonny you ole fart, I'm 60 too and I get out for the odd stroll through the bush. lol   ;)

Most of my hunting is done out of ground or tree blinds but I have been know to do the odd road hunt. WTS, I will not road hunt at prime time and screw up another hunters day who maybe sitting or still hunting. I believe there is a time and place for everything....

Does it surprise you that alot of young people don't get out of there vehicles these days. With the high tech electronic world they were brought up in some hardly get off their ass period! Remember, it was alot different when Sonny and I were growing up, right Sonny!

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 12:14:53 PM »
I gave up on road hunting a long time ago.  I figure my best chance to harvest a true Alberta Giant would be back where he lives.  A solid plan of good scouting and trying to get him in his house is a lot more rewarding then doing a drive by shooting off the mirror of the truck on land that I probably wont have permission to hunt.  The hunting experience is different for all of us.  My 70 year old Dad shot 3 animals from a blind last year (mostly due to my scouting efforts though LOL).

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 07:14:23 PM »
i laugh to at the total camo-ed up guys that dont even get out of their truck...  i was out this weekend hunting with sureshot and we were road hunting basically just looking for some good sign to set off on foot on and in the area i hunt i usually see 2 or 3 other vehicles... not this time it was more like 50... and guess what... we didnt see a single animal where usually you can fill 2 doe tags on any given day no problem

and u can shoot off a road that isnt regularily maintained... most oil roads dont count because they do see a grader (only once a year it seems)... anything that isnt maintained is fair game as far as shooting off of i guess

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 11:20:50 PM »
i love them!  where i spend most of my november, they keep the deer down in the nasty stuff along the river.  im sure they pound the odd buck off the roads, but whatever.  for the most part they help me.  i think most are hunting legally, so instead of whining about what i cant change, ive found it easier to adapt to what goes on around me.  the biggest oldest bucks have learned to avoid vehicles....and ive learned to use that traffic to push deer to me.

and for those wondering, i dont use road hunting as an intentional method....but i dont turn down a freebie if something makes an appearance while im in the truck....well, except for birds.  for them, covering more ground can certainly be an advantage.  like when there is a "COCK IN THE DITCH!!!!", lmfao.....
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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 09:39:28 AM »
Road hunters don't affect me a bit either.  I am usually so far from any road in November that it doesn't matter.  I am happy with them driving the roads, less chance they would come back in areas I frequent.

I simply love a remote wall tent camp setup where we can walk out the door after breakfast and be in prime country 50 yards down the trail.  Lots more prep and planning but well worth it. This November will be no different.  Can't wait, we leave next Wednesday.  :)
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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2012, 09:42:23 AM »
I simply love a remote wall tent camp setup where we can walk out the door after breakfast and be in prime country 50 yards down the trail.  Lots more prep and planning but well worth it. This November will be no different.  Can't wait, we leave next Wednesday.  :)

Amen to that, then some guy comes down the line with a quad at 8 am in a no morning atv zone lol

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Re: Too many road hunters
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 11:57:07 AM »
Tonnes of that shit.  That is even worse. As they drive rite by you as you are walking.  Happened to me a few different times.   >:(

Doesn't happen often up north when you are camped a ways back.  Last time it happened to me it was an outfitter with a side by side with an American in tow.  At least the American client was pissed off since we had a big bull moose and a couple of real good whitetail bucks hanging already.  He had not got a shot all week with the outfitter.....lol.

Funny story, the outfitter gave me this cock and bull story how he was allowed to ride the side by side before noon as well.  Both him and his client had rifles slung around their necks and were obviously hunting when I walked out on the line.  Probably to try to save face in front of his client.  I didn't let the scumbag off the hook and told him I would be reporting his plate number to F&W.  He warned me to leave the area as he was setting up his client down the line aways. lol.  I told him to pound sand up his arse in no uncertain terms.
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