Originally Posted by Gene Jr.
On a backpack hunt I really prefer to hunt with THE RIGHT person. Two people that work well together makes for a very efficient sytem and hunting team.
Lately I've been hunting with my 9 year old son. It makes for more work than a solo hunt right now. I'm looking forward to when he can carry his gear and mine
Our back pack trips are mostly for spring turkey so the weather is nice and the loads are relatively light. Bigger game and longer trips as he gets older
Yes, it has to be the right partner. I also hunt solo about 80 percent of the time mostly because I have learned, most of the time the hard way, that I am the only one I can depend on. I don't have to worry about backing out at the last minute, being late, dividing food, etc. I do like the company of another person but it is very hard in finding the right hunting partner.