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So a buddy of mine has told me several times that if I plan on hunting on a Saturday morning, to go out to my spot Friday evening and set my climbing tree-stand on the tree I have scouted. That way it is much much easier to move to your spot without hauling a big climber on your back. He does this mostly in Thistlewaite area and sometime Shurburn. I myself would be weary about it due to someone without an honest bone to steel the climber...anyone else do this ? is this a common practice for people hunting public land? what you yall think the odds of a shady hunter coming along and stealing your climber ?

March 21, 2017 at 7:43am

Hey all... I am looking for some advice as to a good area to start research and scouting in the Kisatchie area, specifically inside the Kisatchie Hills, or somewhere around that huge area. I have spent some time in the area north of Oak Camp and was never sure of being in the right to 'traveled' by people. Also because I live about 2 hours away from that area I need to be able to camp for the night... anyone have any experience with camping inside the Kisatchie Hills? Any advice is welcome, thanks again !

March 01, 2017 at 10:04am

Anyone ever attempt this?

January 09, 2017 at 2:21pm

Hey everyone, I am new to bow hunting and would like to hunt the Thistlethwaite area for the first time in Febuary. I was hoping someone could share experiences or possible tips for the area. Thanks all

December 21, 2016 at 1:41pm
A comment titled: Re: SPOT AND STALK IN KASATCHIE in response to a report titled: SPOT AND STALK IN KASATCHIE

I learned some lessons after my first spot and stalk hunt in Kasatchie thought I would share.
-Never, ever, ever forget the snacks and water !! it will end the hunt a little earlier than planned.
-I underestimated how difficult it would be to move with the wind and how much it changes.
-My 10 year old son can be a lot quieter than I had originally thought.
-My son loves this kind of hunting, and so did I
-I was in on a doe at 50 yards and spooked her before getting a good shot. My adrenaline was going so much!! I can see how easily it is for hunters to rush into the shot and injure the deer instead of killing it.
-Online scouting is not as hard as I thought, I was convinced I was going to skunk and not see a single deer.
-I will no longer measure successful hunts based on weather or not I harvested a deer.
This was a fantastic experience for my son and I. We had a great time camping out, waking up early and walking very stealthy in the woods. Kasatchie is absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait until next season!!
....also I am addicted to buying gear for bow hunting !! lol.

January 25, 2017 at 8:33am
A comment titled: Re: SPOT AND STALK IN KASATCHIE in response to a report titled: SPOT AND STALK IN KASATCHIE

Thank you

January 11, 2017 at 7:28am
A comment titled: Re: Thistlethwaite in Febuary in response to a report titled: Thistlethwaite in Febuary

I have decided to abandon the idea of hunting in that area so late in the season, especially without someone who knows the area that I can 'tag along' with and be shown what is what over there. I have instead decided to make a hunt at Kisatchie National Forest. I am not sure that I will be successfull as it will be my first time hunting that area and the season is almost over. I would just like to spend some time in the woods and enjoy being on the hunt, hell i would be thrilled just to see a dear, especially since I have done all my scouting via the internet hahaha.

January 05, 2017 at 7:24am
A comment titled: Re: Thistlethwaite WMA in response to a report titled: Thistlethwaite WMA

I am looking for the same info, were you able to learn anything? if so im all ears!! thanks!

December 28, 2016 at 1:22pm
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