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Old 01-24-2011, 10:43 PM
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Hunt swapping

I am considering taking a guy to wyoming to my spot for a deer/antelope combo in return he will take me to his elk spot in colorado. Here are my concerns: His trophy pictures of elk are nice but nothing I saw was over 300" and he has more time on his hands than I do. Which has me wondering if I decide to not hunt my spot one year and hunt a other state will I return to a city of hunters in my area. He says not to worry that he would never do that because I could do it to his spot as well. So what are your thoughts? anyone else done this and what was your experience?
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:56 PM
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If you have a good spot to hunt bucks I would not show anyone!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:38 AM
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I've had good and bad experiences at this. I took a guy I work with to one of my public land turkey hunting hot spots and the next year him and his whole family set up camp there. They hunted there for several years.
Took me a long time to trust anyone again, but I have and it's done ok. I've been given places to hunt by folks and I can assure you I wouldn't tell a sole because I've been there.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:32 PM
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The part where you said "his trophies" if he doesn't shoot the same quality animals you do,you better think long and hard. I see the same thing here with the local whitetail guys, "man come see the nice buck I got" looking at it I.m thinking "I would have never even raised my scope to look at it."...............
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:13 PM
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I have only taken a couple good friends to my honeyholes out in Wyoming and they had to literally sign a blood oath that they would not tell anyone where they went and would not go back out there unless it was with me. It has worked out fine, but I doubt that I would do what you are thinking about with someone I didn't know. I thought I knew a guy pretty well after several years on a BB I frequented and we also had many emails back and forth with each other. I decided to take him up on a hunt in "his" area last year. He was a lousy shot and missed two book antelope I found for him the first day, then shot a small 10" one that night and said it was because he couldn't get close enough to the good ones, LOL! The next morning I said we better hit the water hole and get his doe tag filled so we could get serious about deer hunting. He came up with some lame excuse about having a sore throat and a cold coming on and went back to MN, leaving me out there by myself where I had never been before. I was out there for almost two weeks, hunted hard, and there weren't enough deer in that whole Region to warrant the G&F selling tags! I learned a lesson the hard way there!!!

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Old 02-06-2011, 04:42 PM
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I am considering taking a guy to wyoming to my spot for a deer/antelope combo in return he will take me to his elk spot in colorado. Here are my concerns: His trophy pictures of elk are nice but nothing I saw was over 300" and he has more time on his hands than I do. Which has me wondering if I decide to not hunt my spot one year and hunt a other state will I return to a city of hunters in my area. He says not to worry that he would never do that because I could do it to his spot as well. So what are your thoughts? anyone else done this and what was your experience?
If he hasn't gotten a 300" there then you probably won't either. I would not take the risk.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:44 AM
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I might trade him a goat hunt for an elk hunt as good tags are hard for a nr to draw and plentifull otherwise. If you have a mulie honey-hole I'd think long and hard about shareing it!
I've shared a lot of dog towns over the years........Shared some great shooting for the most part but really regret shareing with a couple of individuals!
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