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Old 03-22-2021, 08:35 AM   #1
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Just wondering who has the most remote camp. Post them up with pics. Could be a fish camp only accessible by boat, could be a remote camp with no electricity. Just curious if there are any places left like that.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:35 AM   #2
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Before I bought my own place, I leased 9k acres in kent County. Camp had electric and a water well so not primitive but it was 7.5 miles through the property from the paved fm road. About a 25 min drive from gate to camp. You never heard or saw a sole save for other hunters out there. You would resent 1 one plane that might fly over for the weekend because it invaded your air space.

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Old 03-22-2021, 09:47 AM   #3
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I hunted 4700 acres in Edwards county. We had water and electricity but the county road was 20 miles after you left the blacktop and took between one and two hours depending on the road conditions. There were four water crossings that were not passible after a big rain.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:48 AM   #4
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We 12k in Hall co, camp is a 20 min ride from gate.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:53 AM   #5
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Out west hunting we hiked in 6 miles last year. At 9k elevation.

The year prior, 7 miles in. I think we were at 7k for that one.

Both times camped next to water. Had battery backups for charging phones.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:59 AM   #6
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I can see Burger King and a liquor store from my stand, so I’m out. Different issues altogether- making sure to lock my truck, people parked in front of the gate doing who knows what, even a police chase through the property with k9 and thermal drones.
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:00 AM   #7
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Our "camp" is usually up in the forest somewhere or if we draw LQ elk , we set up on our 1 acre lot within the NF.
Our lot is about 1 hr from home and has no water or power. We're working on getting a well put in.

We spent 21 days in this wall tent last year and probably do about the same this year with a trip west for moose, we hope.
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:09 AM   #8
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^^^thats cool wytex!^^^
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:09 AM   #9
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Just wondering who has the most remote camp. Post them up with pics. Could be a fish camp only accessible by boat, could be a remote camp with no electricity. Just curious if there are any places left like that.
I hunted a place in Pearsall that didn't have water or electricity
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:16 AM   #10
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Lots of drop camps still in use. Alaska especially
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:19 AM   #11
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Cool post up pics if you got them.
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:30 AM   #12
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Our "camp" is usually up in the forest somewhere or if we draw LQ elk , we set up on our 1 acre lot within the NF.
Our lot is about 1 hr from home and has no water or power. We're working on getting a well put in.

We spent 21 days in this wall tent last year and probably do about the same this year with a trip west for moose, we hope.
This looks absolutely idyllic!
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:59 AM   #13
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Moose camp in my super secret area of AK. Was home for over 2 weeks in 2019 and will be home for almost 3 this September 2021. Will take this location to my grave. No water besides a river, and no electricity. Over 100 miles from anything, an hour and a half bush flight to the nearest bush runway.


Our ranch here in TX isnít exactly remote being as town is 20 miles but all we have is a well and gravity fed water from there. Makes weekends hunting deer a nice getaway to unplug from everything.


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Old 03-22-2021, 11:14 AM   #14
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56 miles down a dirt road in AZ..thought we would be alone..... we werent.... we had couse deer tags, i think it was in october. We entered at seven springs road then followed some rabdom fire roads. We had 3 tents and one guy pulled a travel trailer out there he had rigged to pull down sketchy dirt roads lol.

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Old 03-22-2021, 11:26 AM   #15
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We have had some pretty remote camps
1. Walker ranch 20 miles of dirt county roads then 10 miles and two dry creek crossing, no electrical, no water, and if it rained you were pretty much not getting out till it dries out
2. Kennedy ranch , 14 miles of sand road to camp area , no electric, rain made for easygoing on travel
3. Mule deer camp north of van horn , very cruddy road about 40 miles couple hours of driving in teeth jarring roads

Nothing really really remote considering you could drive to them

Forgot Mexico, dirt road, about 20 gates with different keys, no electric or water
Rain and you better have some supplies there
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Old 03-22-2021, 12:51 PM   #16
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^^^thats cool wytex!^^^

While primitive it's certainly not really remote , we drive right in and several really nice "cabins" right down the road.
That pic was Sept 14, 2018.
This pic was Sept 8,2020, seemed more remote last year for sure with 1 1/2 ft of snow.
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:05 PM   #17
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I've ever been in was the Northwest Territories Canada. I'd love to do that again.

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Old 03-22-2021, 04:11 PM   #18
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It's an hour drive to the nearest Walmart... does that qualify?
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:15 PM   #19
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My lease camphouse is about 45 mins off the blacktop. 3 he round trip if you forgot something and have to run to Del Rio.
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:33 PM   #20
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Not super remote but very unique. I've spent a few nights in **** and Charlie's tea room and helped with some of the guys that keep it up. If you ever go to Caddo Lake you probably know this creepy old house.

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Old 03-22-2021, 04:41 PM   #21
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Moose camp in my super secret area of AK. Was home for over 2 weeks in 2019 and will be home for almost 3 this September 2021. Will take this location to my grave. No water besides a river, and no electricity. Over 100 miles from anything, an hour and a half bush flight to the nearest bush runway.


Our ranch here in TX isnít exactly remote being as town is 20 miles but all we have is a well and gravity fed water from there. Makes weekends hunting deer a nice getaway to unplug from everything.


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a quick google search of this image and the definition that pops up is Leisure, so i don't believe you
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:41 PM   #22
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45 minute charter boat ride out of Seward AK, no pics of camp handy but remote as I have done. Spent a week in a tent with no way out just had to hope the boat showed up when he was scheduled to be there.

Hunted in several other states out west that were remote but not really as truck was right there. Have also spike camped quite a bit out west.
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:49 PM   #23
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Default Pretty cool.

1.5 mi off-road by ATV only. No water or lectric.

Percolator and wood/charcoal grill and cast iron skillet on a propane burner.. Room for 2-3 cots.

Love it. But losing it.

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Old 03-22-2021, 07:15 PM   #24
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I was in Iraan, Texas about 13 or so years ago and hunted a 40,000ac lease as a guest.
That place was seriously isolated, to me anyway. I remember the caretaker saying it takes him 45 mins to drive the kids to the bus stop. West Texas is how I imagined the old west would have been.
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Old 03-22-2021, 07:55 PM   #25
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Most remote was a drop camp on a small mountain lake (just big enough to land a float plane) about an hour west of Lake Iliamna, Alaska. This was pre cell phone so for 10 days, we had no communication with the outside world. Back then, in an emergency, you would spread a blue tarp by the lake/landing strip and any plane that saw it would land.
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:09 PM   #26
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I make a trip every August to my buddies cabin at the land cut. 43 miles by water from my house in Flour Bluff.
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:36 PM   #27
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I make a trip every August to my buddies cabin at the land cut. 43 miles by water from my house in Flour Bluff.
Iím sure Iíve been by it. In fact I was by it last August. We went out of marker 37. Yíall hooked into one of those giant wind mills for power?
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:42 PM   #28
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Hunted in Mexico Del rio area about 15 years ago, 62 miles down a dirt road 25 gates and took 3.5 hours.
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:42 PM   #29
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Iím sure Iíve been by it. In fact I was by it last August. We went out of marker 37. Yíall hooked into one of those giant wind mills for power?
No windmill power be we have enough generator to run ac. The cabin is on the corner of the channel to the airplane tail.
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:53 PM   #30
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I make a trip every August to my buddies cabin at the land cut. 43 miles by water from my house in Flour Bluff.
A friend of mine has a place on a spoils island in Roloffís Cut not far past the mouth of Baffin. It feels very isolated when we are there mid-week when there is no one else around. I enjoy those times the best.
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:53 PM   #31
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My camp is so remote it doesn't exist. If I want to stay the night at the lease its pitching a tent.

Cool pictures! I like yalls setup
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:09 PM   #32
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Louisiana has some extremely remote fishing camps in the marsh. Sadly they’re becoming a thing of the past like the dinosaurs. Hurricanes and coastal erosion erode 100 yds every hour





There are lots of remote “boat only” camps in the Atchafalaya Basin


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Old 03-22-2021, 09:19 PM   #33
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Hunted in Mexico Del rio area about 15 years ago, 62 miles down a dirt road 25 gates and took 3.5 hours.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:19 PM   #34
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Louisiana has some extremely remote fishing camps in the marsh. Sadly theyíre becoming a thing of the past like the dinosaurs. Hurricanes and coastal erosion erode 100 yds every hour




That camp is awesome!

I stayed at a dumpy barge camp 30 minutes South of Morgan City. Loved every minute of it. Talk about remote! Pictures wonít load


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Old 03-22-2021, 09:23 PM   #35
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A long float plane flight out of Pickle Lake Ontario to a private lake cabin. Spent over a week there fishing and exploring. My good friend and his brother and me and the old Indian man that worked for their dad. We were about 14 years old. Built a new dock for the plane out of trees we cut, stripped and hauled in a boat back to the cabin. Caught so may walleye and pike I couldn't even guess. Moose, wolves bears. I was in heaven at that age. Want to go back someday with my sons.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:48 PM   #36
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Most remote camp I ever stayed in was a yurt in the nomadic region of the Altai mountain range in Western Mongolia.There was the occasional nomadic marmot hunters that drifted between China and Mongolia but days away from anything. We were chasing Argali Sheep and Ibex in the Gobi desert...another place well beyond BFE. Pretty cool.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:57 PM   #37
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If you rode to your "remote" camp in your daily driver.....
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:17 PM   #38
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I’ve done the backpack, gear, tent, food, bow, etc into the Gila if that counts. Even if it doesn’t, that’s the most remote I’ve been on foot.
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:24 PM   #39
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I hunted NW Kimble county 20 years ago. The ranch had water and electricity but were 45 minutes to Junction. I just sold my place that was 25 southwest of Rocksprings. The camp house was 2 miles/20 minutes from the highway. Water came from a rain cache and electricity was from solar panels and generator. No cell service near the camp house.
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Old 03-23-2021, 02:42 AM   #40
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I'm sort of working on a deal for a place in Ninilchik, AK - it's way remote.

it's just a fish camp with no power but a mighty powerful view.

trying not to act too interested to see just how cheap I can get it.
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:44 PM   #41
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I remember several remote fish camps we stayed at up near flin flon on the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border. some of them were a boat ride and then portage over to another lake and camp on the shore.
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:13 PM   #42
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About 1.5 hr super cub flight to a dried river bed under a glacier in Alaska. Saw nothing for at least 50 miles on the flight in. I'm sure someone could have gotten there by boat because we were 100 yards from a navigable river, but I doubt anyone was within 30 miles of us.
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:21 AM   #43
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Whitetail camp: 21 miles off pavement to entrance. 6 miles from there through woods to camp site
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