Hunting with RVs

Planning CampOctober is that time of year to start thinking about indoors. Throwing up fall decorations in every shade between red and yellow, pulling out our favorite soup recipes, moving boots and scarves to the front of our closets – it’s endless on the rituals we have made each Fall.

Maybe the thought of RV isn’t really top of mind. In my house, October means camp.
Hunting camp to be exact.

RV Hunting

Weeks of planning go into finding the perfect spot for this group.. You can say these guys (and gals) are the RVers who don’t celebrate the last hurrah of the Summer with a final camping weekend. These campers take their RVs straight through Fall and one of the biggest trips of the year is hunting camp.

Hunting with RVs

If you ask any of them, coming home with a buck is less than 5% of why they do this each and every year. It can be a highlight for sure, but traditions are just that – something we do because we simply love it. Our group of guys take their RVs into the woods and “get lost” every Fall around their RVs, the group cook tent, campfires and tall tales.

Hunting Camp

There’s something to waking up before the sun and getting to your spot you found the day before. Knowing how many steps it takes you to get there because you’re tracking without daylight. Settling in and quieting yourself, and when you move around throughout the morning you do so with very deliberate moves, always looking for signs and knowing which way the wind is blowing. It’s a forced quiet that can feel like hours and times when hours feel like moments. You are up with the sun and around midday you find yourself back to camp.

Up with the sun

Camp has another feel to it. It’s louder there with sounds of breakfast, lunch and dinner cooking. Gear unpacking, log splitting, campfire crackling … but most of all laughter and stories of the day.

Campfire and Tall Tales

RVs are great for hunting camp. They bring the essentials from home. After a day in the woods hiking, you need a place to rest and recharge. GoRVing agrees and says “New ultra-light Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels make it easy to get in and out of the woods and convenient to get out of the cold. Outdoor showers mean clean gear for the next day. Full kitchens give you the option of dinner prepared indoors or over a roaring campfire. Locking storage compartments also let you store your gear safely overnight.”

Another great tip we found was from StayHunting.com where they suggest, “After you’ve decided you need an RV to make your camping or hunting trips more comfortable, you’ll want to make sure you choose an RV that is appropriate for the climate you’ll be in. For instance, if you’re hunting in a cold-weather area, you’ll need an RV with a heated underbelly and enclosed tanks.” They also recommend, “You wouldn’t believe how many people pack a motor home with hunting supplies, food, clothes, and forget basics like a jumper cable for their home on wheels. However, when the battery goes dead or a tire goes flat – everyone remembers they should’ve packed basic car tools as well.”

Montana

Our group also brings along a wall tent for a communal space for a stove and cooking and eating. Because we live in Washington state, we aren’t guaranteed rain free weather, so a bigger space instead of the RVs to break bread together is best. We recommend a Montana Wall Tent you can find at any Cabela’s or BassPro Shop.

We are taking 30% off ALL RV covers and accessories now through the end of October with discount code: FALLRV on our site. Just in time for the season. We hope you share the code with friends and family and we hope to be a part of protecting your next adventure outdoors.

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Hunting with RVs

The Golden Days of October

So Halloween’s in a week. All tricks aside, we are working on a treat of a Halloween Sale. And if you’re like a lot of us, the spooky decorations are out, candy is filling more and more of your grocery list as the days pass and you’ve got fresh meat in the fridge. Wait, what?

“October is hardly the Grand Beginning. It’s more like the Big Transition, when after three weeks of bowhunting elk in backcountry solitude and wildness, I’m hankering for a change of pace.”

Yep, our friends over at Outdoor Life have written about their favorite parts of game hunting in these glorious 31 days of October here.

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We have gear for any sort of game this month and through the rest of season too at www.classicaccessories.com

 

Source: Steve Pennanz | John Taylor | Bill Buckley | Michael Pearce | Ron Spomer

Photo Credits:
Lance Kruger
Donald M Jones
Brian Grossenbacher
Mark Raycroft
Donald M Jones 
Denver Bryan

The Golden Days of October

Ever run into a wild animal while you’re golfing?

After our coworker ran into a rattlesnake a couple weeks ago on a Palm Springs course, we got to thinking… What other animals mosey onto golf courses?

 

 

1. If this isn’t listed as a hazard, it should be. Meet the golf ball-hoarding fox, he lives in Switzerland.


2. Okay, it’s another fox – but he’s a babe.


3. Staring contest.

4. Chicken? Laying eggs.

Have you ran into a wild animal while you were golfing? Tell us in the comments!

 

Ever run into a wild animal while you’re golfing?