As the old Special Forces adage goes, “Two is one, one is none,” meaning without a buddy watching your back you’re done. While it’s not the exact same as having a good hunting buddy, I would say they are definitely similar. When you have someone you train with and hunt with that brings his own set of skills to the table, it will make you better. You will have someone to map study with, run theories by and glass better. You will not only hunt better but come tough times, you will have someone to suffer with. You will have someone by your side helping to deal with bad weather, grueling miles, sketchy climbs, long nights, pack outs and everything between. I have a circle of friends I trust and hunt with and with a buddy on a hunt we are safer and hunt more effectively.