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    It's easier, sure, but a good hunting buddy or two adds a lot of good fun and conversation, not to mention help.

    To each his own. I've hunted both ways and love hunting with a good friend, even with an acquaintance if they're ethical and reliable, hunt hard but don't party hard, and don't take themselves too seriously.

    On the other hand, I think good friends are rare and always have been.

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    Well it's been awhile since I've been on this site and thought I'd give an up date. I met a guy on another forum who lives in Nebraska along with me. Only problem is he lives on the other side of the state. Which works great for me cause this is where we hunt. So he does all the scouting and all I have to do is show up to hunt. He is a pastor and loves to hunt as much as I do. Along with great to have a good conversation with. I believe I found my hunting partner! Funny how the world wide Web has helped me again!

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    When I lived in SD I had a buddy who was real big into waterfowl and pheasant hunting. We hunted together all the time and got along fine. We started applying for an elk license in the Black Hills - took us 10 years but we finally drew a tag. Well, in that 10 years he had gained over 50 pounds. I kept telling him he better start getting in shape. He started about a week before the season started. He didn't have much equipment so I furnished him a rifle and sleeping bag, plus I had all the camping equipment. The day before we were to leave he told me he couldn't leave at the time I wanted to so he would drive out separate. Well, I got to the campground, set up the tent, his cot, rolled out his sleeping bag, gathered wood, then he showed up. Most of our hunting for the next week consisted of him giving me a ride to the top of a ridge, I would hunt the ridge down to the road, and he would pick me up on the bottom. All of a sudden one morning he got up and said - I'm going home, and you're probably going to need to wash your sleeping bag because I have a rash on my feet and I think he got from the bag. (couldn't be from his 1000 gr goretex boots in 75 degree weather) Loaded up "his" stuff and left. So when I left a few days later I had to take the entire camp down, including rolling up the funky sleeping bag and cot he slept in. Funny part of this whole story is my thoughts were - I guess he's just not a big game hunter - oh well. He has not spoken to me since - HE'S MAD AT ME!!! Fast forward a few years - I retired from the military and my wife got a job offer in Wyoming. I thought - that's great! A good friend of mine lives in Wyoming and we used to hunt together all the time. Well, I've been here four years and my buddy got into a business venture that just doesn't give him any time to hunt, and I found out that the town we live in is very hard to meet people, especially hunters. (most everyone I talk to, as soon as I say I like to hunt big game, they zip their lip and change the subject). I'm at the age where I really don't feel safe heading out across the mountains alone, so here I am, living in hunting paradise with nowhere to go and no one to go with.

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    I'm very lucky in having great partners. I've been hunting with my cousin since we were 8yrs old with BB guns. we've hunted so long together that we think alike. I also have a young friend that's very much like a little brother to me. I've taught him how I like to hunt and what works for me out in the field.

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    I have never been able to find anyone who would pay there fair share on hunting trips. I always ended up with almost all the expenses. My truck, trailor and gear and always ended up paying for almost all the fuel.It sure is frustrating to have so called hunting buddies get alligator arms when its time to pay up! No more of that for me. Now just me, wife and the dog .

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    The guy I met is awesome and loves to hunt as hard as I do. I couldn't tell you ask the stuff he has done for me in the past two years. With that all said I know what it's like to have a hunting partner who let's you do all the work then complains when you don't see what your wanting to see. Very frustrating!

 

 

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