I gave up on finding a new hunting partner. I hunt with my dad and brother when we get the chance. I had a good friend burn me on a backpacking spot that I showed him. He ended up bringing 3 other guys into that spot and now they all hunt it. Needless to say I found a new place to hunt.
I am taking my soon to be wife on her first elk and deer hunt this year in Colorado. If she likes it she will be my new hunting partner. She already like to go back packing and scouting with me so I am confident she will enjoy the hunting experience. A good hunting spot is getting harder and harder to come by. I am to the point that I only trust my family with keeping these places under wraps.