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    Thanks for the thread hskrhntr. My wife thinks I have to be just about the craziest/dumbest guy around for heading out to Wyoming this fall by myself for my first western hunt. My group and I were supposed to burn our four antelope points this year but then they all had something come up. I'm a bit more of a diehard than they are so I pulled a second chance antelope tag in a unit that has some big chunks of public land where you can get several miles from the nearest public road. I'd really prefer not to be making this trip alone, but I couldn't wait anymore and just decided I was going to figure out how to get it done.

    I know, antelope is probably the physically easiest DIY backpack hunt a guy can do and probably the safest barring a freak lightning storm. However, this will be my first hunt outside of Wisconsin and my first time ever backpacking and camping. My wife is worried I'm going to die out there, but at least now I can show her that according to this thread, dozens of guys do a lot more dangerous solo hunts than I'm planning and live to post about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEWHunter View Post
    Thanks for the thread hskrhntr. My wife thinks I have to be just about the craziest/dumbest guy around for heading out to Wyoming this fall by myself for my first western hunt. My group and I were supposed to burn our four antelope points this year but then they all had something come up. I'm a bit more of a diehard than they are so I pulled a second chance antelope tag in a unit that has some big chunks of public land where you can get several miles from the nearest public road. I'd really prefer not to be making this trip alone, but I couldn't wait anymore and just decided I was going to figure out how to get it done.

    I know, antelope is probably the physically easiest DIY backpack hunt a guy can do and probably the safest barring a freak lightning storm. However, this will be my first hunt outside of Wisconsin and my first time ever backpacking and camping. My wife is worried I'm going to die out there, but at least now I can show her that according to this thread, dozens of guys do a lot more dangerous solo hunts than I'm planning and live to post about them.
    I keep my life insurance premium paid, that helps my wife relax. Lol!

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    I am like alot of you. I hunt alone 90% of the time. I used to have a good hunting partner for a few years that would hike and backpack in with me and stay days and have a good time. We don't really talk much anymore and he has other hobbies that interest him more. I think it's hard for me to find good partners is because i rarely find somebody as passionate about it as i am. They want to do it and say they will but when time comes, seems something always comes up and i go alone. Or they don't prepare like alot of people. I about hiked my overweight friend to death one year elk hunting. I got into pretty good shape and lost about 30 pounds before hunting season, he wanted to go with and the first big ridge we climbed took him forever and i thought i would be packing him out. needless to say he said NEVER again will he go elk hunting with me. We still hunt coyotes or deer where its not hard walking, but no more mountains for that guy. haha. I can't complain about hunting alone, i have taken my biggest mule deer,elk and whitetail hunting alone. All those trips i asked someone to go and they couldn't or didn't want to. They were disapointed after i got back though. Since i have became a member of this forum, i have talked to a few of you guys on the phone, but havn't actually met anyone yet. I gave some advice to a guy on an elk area that he had max points for and drew. I told him i would show him around and spots i have shot elk. I am willing to help people as long as i get help in return. I think thats how we all could make friends and potential hunting partners.

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    For me it depends on the length of the trip. If it's a day or weekend trip I'd rather hunt alone. Fewer variables to worry about: how's his scent control? Is he going to step on that twig? But for a longer trip I'd MUCH rather have a buddy. I'm hunting in Colorado now in areas where there's zero cell service for an hour's drive any direction. I'm pretty crazy about safety - my IFAK has stuff you guys would probably laugh at me carrying, like a chest seal (buys a few hours if you get a gunshot wound). But even so. Slip, knock your head, land in the stream, and it's "do I have a buddy with me or not?" whether you make it back out.

    All you guys hunting with people who can't stand the altitude... do you just hop in the car with random folks you know and "go hunting?" The guy I'm considering hunting with this season, we've been out scouting like 4-5 times in our target GMU and a few others, 5-10 mile hikes to collect data and get "eyes on the scene". I would never hunt with somebody I've never been out with before. Maybe it's just me but I feel like I wouldn't even call it a "hunting buddy" if it's the first time out with them...

 

 
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