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pseshooter300
09-10-2012, 12:08 PM
I have been doing research for a year i guess now for a Wyoming antelope hunt. And i have yet to find anyone in my area that wants to do a hunt like this. Im not really looking for someone to hunt with all the time just a travel partner and a camp partner. Dont half to hunt together. I live in east TN i realize Wyoming is a long way off and a lot of gas. Maybe im just on a rant. I would not care to do it by myself but just trying to save some on travel expense. Im not giving up though.

lookinforwater
09-13-2013, 08:24 PM
A lot of people from the Midwest act like deer and turkey hunting is the only thing to do,and I am from the Midwest and wish I lived closer to the mountains.

mattdeere
09-14-2013, 07:53 AM
What area are you wanting to hunt? I might be interested in sharing a camp but I live in California so traveling together would be difficult.

Alabama
09-14-2013, 09:16 AM
I live in southeast Alabama and I have the same problem. I've been on 4 hunts out west and 3 have been solo. I always have people that say "I would love to go" and "count me in" but at the end of the day they aren't disciplined enough to save the money or vacation time. I was going to go on a DIY elk hunt this year, but of course the 2 guys that were going with me have backed out when I told them we needed to buy our tags and gear needed. I put in a lot of hours researching OTC units, pouring over maps, etc. It's frustrating but that's life I guess! That's my rant for the day.

When are you planning on going? Do you have a tag for this year or are you asking for next year? Archery or rifle?

2brassballs
09-14-2013, 05:22 PM
I'm in south east also. I'm always down to hunt just name time and place

canvsbk
09-14-2013, 08:19 PM
Is this where I say me too? They all say they want to go right up to the point where you have to apply for tags. So you tell 'em to buy a preference point and go next year. Never happens. Solo here too again, Colorado elk 6 then Wyoming pronghorn 21. Gonna love it.

Kentucky hunter
09-14-2013, 08:33 PM
Keep me in mind guys just in case one year my guys back out

BobT
09-15-2013, 04:58 AM
I try to go to Wyoming for pronghorns every year, I have done it both ways, sometimes a couple hundred extra on gas is well spent! I would be open to sharing a camp and expenses, how many p-points do you have?

Bob

2brassballs
09-15-2013, 06:04 AM
Bob I have 1 point

robsev
09-15-2013, 07:58 AM
Not much different even if you live out here. I moved to Wyoming from SD 3 1/2 years ago. Everyone I talk to either doesn't hunt, or won't disclose any information or invite you along. I've hunted alone and had to find places to go on my own since I moved here.

Colorado Cowboy
09-15-2013, 08:20 AM
I've lived here in SW Colorado since I retired 13 years ago. Most of the longtime residents still consider me (and other new residents) as outsiders. I've had good luck getting permission to hunt waterfowl on private property, but big game is a different story. A lot of the farmers bitch and cry to G & F about the damage the elk & deer do to their hay, but ask permission to hunt (and help them out), forget it, you'd do better asking to borrow their best pickup truck! That unfortunately is a fact and I suspect the same in other western states.

mattdeere
09-15-2013, 08:58 AM
I have 2 PP for antelope and 2 PP for deer if you guys want to put in for an area and share a camp next year? PM me if interested.

MTHusker
09-15-2013, 11:04 AM
If any of you gentleman down south have any hog hunting and would be interested in doing some goat hunting or deer hunting up here in Montana let me know, maybe we can work something out.

2brassballs
09-15-2013, 03:31 PM
MThusker buddy you name time and date come down to south or central Florida and we can go chase some hogs

MTHusker
09-16-2013, 01:40 PM
Bob I have 1 point

Sent you a P.M.

BobT
09-16-2013, 04:50 PM
Bob I have 1 point

Me too, I blew mine last year. I'm booked for this year but might get something going for next.

Bob

Eberle
09-17-2013, 06:52 AM
If any of you gentleman down south have any hog hunting and would be interested in doing some goat hunting or deer hunting up here in Montana let me know, maybe we can work something out.

I've got hogs come on down! I've got a buddy with dogs unless you want to stand hunt them over corn.

Eberle
09-17-2013, 07:03 AM
I've been on solo's & with groups. It is a blast if you got some die-hard hunters. I'd rather solo as have to put up with a homesick wimp though. I can't stand taking someone out west, they tag out & want to go home immediately. If I set 10 days aside to go out west, I stay the 10 days. If we all tag out, we scout for future hunts. If I drive a 1000 miles, I'm going to enjoy my stay. That is my rule, I tell them up front "If you can't run with the Big Dogs stay on the porch!"

Engideer
09-17-2013, 07:29 AM
Eberle, I couldn't agree more. You don't go out there just to see how quickly you can get back. I usually am more inclined to try to figure out a way to stay one more day. I have gone solo the last 6 years to southwest Colorado, so if anyone is a elk/deer bowhunter, I would be interested in being part of a bigger group. I am a horrible cook, but I am always willing to help pack out an animal! That has to count for something. lol

Kentucky hunter
09-17-2013, 08:02 AM
I've been on solo's & with groups. It is a blast if you got some die-hard hunters. I'd rather solo as have to put up with a homesick wimp though. I can't stand taking someone out west, they tag out & want to go home immediately. If I set 10 days aside to go out west, I stay the 10 days. If we all tag out, we scout for future hunts. If I drive a 1000 miles, I'm going to enjoy my stay. That is my rule, I tell them up front "If you can't run with the Big Dogs stay on the porch!"

I like staying the the hole 10 or 15 days I have took off but if we tag out an have coolers full like heading back home an get started on the biggest job getting them in the freezer an here at home when we get back from out west deer hunting is at its best so I see it both ways

Kentucky hunter
09-17-2013, 08:05 AM
Eberle, I couldn't agree more. You don't go out there just to see how quickly you can get back. I usually am more inclined to try to figure out a way to stay one more day. I have gone solo the last 6 years to southwest Colorado, so if anyone is a elk/deer bowhunter, I would be interested in being part of a bigger group. I am a horrible cook, but I am always willing to help pack out an animal! That has to count for something. lol

If I ever load up an go an my guys stay home I will post it like meeting new people an learning new things

HuskyMusky
09-19-2013, 06:16 PM
maybe eastmans.com should have a new section for "hunt ideas" ie... CO mulie 2014? etc... linking local hunters open to traveling to hunt other areas etc...

BobT
09-19-2013, 07:55 PM
maybe eastmans.com should have a new section for "hunt ideas" ie... CO mulie 2014? etc... linking local hunters open to traveling to hunt other areas etc...

Sounds like a great idea!

mcseal2
09-19-2013, 10:23 PM
I've been on solo's & with groups. It is a blast if you got some die-hard hunters. I'd rather solo as have to put up with a homesick wimp though. I can't stand taking someone out west, they tag out & want to go home immediately. If I set 10 days aside to go out west, I stay the 10 days. If we all tag out, we scout for future hunts. If I drive a 1000 miles, I'm going to enjoy my stay. That is my rule, I tell them up front "If you can't run with the Big Dogs stay on the porch!"

Exactly how I feel. I cut an elk hunt short once and swore never to do it again. I still hunt with the same guy, but we have that issue settled now. He takes extra vacation days so if he comes back to work early they are happy, but he has the time to burn. I'm lucky, I have hunted with the same guy I started hunting with ever since. We grew up hunting small game together since our folks trusted us with BB guns and worked our way up to deer. We have certainly had bumps in the road but we can pretty much read each others minds at this point which helps. I am serious about doing research and planning hunts and he just kinda wants to know when to show up and what to bring so I handle most of that end. He always pays his half, spends his share of time behind the wheel, and does his share of the work, so we get along fine. I still like to meet new people and see other peoples methods though, you can always learn something.

fast-pirogue
09-24-2013, 01:06 PM
I mostly go solo when it comes to bow hunting, 50-100 miles from home but prefer to have a buddy along when heading out West. We're both about the same age and get along pretty well. We might not see each other for months so we always are catching up on family new's and such on the ride out. When you're 600 miles from home I like the idea of having an extra set of eyes, hands and legs along. It seems like 2 is a good number for a hunting group, lots of other stuff if you get many more than that. Just my 2 cents. Good luck to everyone this year.

tim
10-02-2013, 04:34 PM
I guess I have it pretty good, living in Idaho.

2brassballs
10-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Looking for hunting partner next month thinking about going out west for first time on a deer hunt ?

Manualman
10-09-2013, 08:27 AM
I gave up waiting for people to hunt with. I went to Cody Wy bow hunting last month and I'm going back with the rifle next month. I've heard all the BS I can take. I tell people where I'm going, if they want in great if not dont BS me. I also don't give any meat to anyone who hunts if they can't get off there butt.