I hunted with my dad or a couple friends when I was younger. Since I started hunting in Wyoming, it's my nephew & me or me solo like this elk season will be. I learned a long time ago there is only 3 people I can count on, ME,MYSELF & I.
Last edited by clacklin009; 08-04-2013 at 12:54 AM.
The guy I hunt with grew up a mile away, we have been hunting and fishing together since grade school. We know each other really well and work well together. The only drawback I see is that I am more driven to hunt hard than him, he sometimes gets discouraged when weather or game doesn't cooperate and we are putting in lots of effort not seeing much. Still wouldn't trade him in, I just let him do his thing and go it alone when he gets that way. He is color blind so he needs help on blood trails at times, and I seem to spot more game because I can tell greens from orange or brown. Especially when deer have their summer coats it makes a big difference.
If I was looking for someone I'd try to find someone willing to put in time going over topos, calling landowners or game wardens, etc. Someone who will put in the time and effort on the pre-hunt research is likely to be serious about hunting when you arrive. Make sure they will pull their own weight in both time and money invested on things you will both use like fuel and shelter. I like people who feel like it is a group success when our plan comes together and one of us fills a tag, not jealous. I take pride in being part of outsmarting a wise old buck or bull no matter which of us pulls the trigger.
Should have added that we flip a coin before each hunt to see who gets first shot when we are hunting together. It keeps us cooperating, not competing. When we split up it's every man for himself, but when together we follow that rule. We used to rush to beat the other one to the shot and both screw it up as kids, this makes for a better partnership.
Dewey, I think that could work, wish it didn't have to work like that.
Ah, the nostalgic aroma of a yak dung stove brewing up some tea full of herbs best left untranslated.
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It's so much easier to just hunt alone. None of these problems crop up. Come and go as you please.