Hey So Cal Folks - Traffic?

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Hey So Cal Folks - Traffic?

Postby worknem » Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:02 am

Question for you So Cal guys. How much does peak traffic times effect your travel to and from hunting? Do you plan around it when stratigizing your trips? How many years back has this been necessary for you?

Asking as it's becoming more and more of a factor for me every season here up north. During the week it's all commute stuff and the weekends it's folks goin every which way at all time of day and night.

Last season for traveling hunts I found myself doing the NOAA channel for the current and forecast weather while tuning in the local AM for traffic pinch points.

Sure used to be refreshing to be out on the Interstate on Sunday morn at 0400 and be about the only vehicle out there. Sign of the times I guess.

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Postby caduckgunner » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:50 pm

thats why lotto times are 10:30 PM at Wister & 3:00 AM :eek: at San Jacinto. I guess you just get used to it.
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Postby tstrong » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:34 pm

The main problem the last few years has been the big trucks. They try and pass each other and really slow everything down. I travel from Orange County and hunt the Fresno area. I travel 11pmish.
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Postby PinTeal » Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:18 am

My dad's time...from bed to boat is ~20 minutes

No traffic issues when you live 2 miles (crow flight) from your spot :)


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Postby caduckgunner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:09 am

I'm about 30 - 40 min. form Baldwin lake (next to Big Bear). But I have to get a boat to hunt there. Thats a close drive for SoCal duck hunting.
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Postby tstrong » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:31 pm

Use to hunt Baldwin in the 80's sure do miss that place. I have a 14 ft up in Bishop but it has a V-Hull and need to scout the area for the water depth. I hope I get up there - love to hunt in the cold.
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Postby caduckgunner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:34 pm

I drew #13 for opening day, but my friends boat motor went boom! Thank God I also drew #48 @ San Jacinto. I thinj this is the first time Baldwin has been open in 5-6 years.
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