When I was younger I used to go with my cousins a lot but they pretty much grew away from it. But I'm still pretty fortunate my hunting partner is still my Dad. After all he is the one who taught me what I know and got me started. Now I handle all the applications and research while he waits until I tell him where we are hunting for the year.
I met a couple of new friends while getting my master's degree. Some of them really like to hunt. One guy can be somewhat of an a%&hole when it comes to hunting. He want's to learn all your tricks and places to hunt but when it comes to him sharing his places to go and ideas he's a bit shady about it. But I got another good friend that I met out here and we get along fairly well when it comes to sharing research ideas so this year him and I put in and got drawn to go archery elk hunting in NM. So we'll see if how that works out.