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Old 09-27-2008, 01:01 PM
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Partner Can't Go

My partner and I drew deer tags for Region D in Wyoming. Turns out he can't go due to an illness in his family. I was wondering if there would be a group going to that region that wouldn't mind letting me "share" their campsite? Wife won't let me go without some backup.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:11 AM
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Re: Partner Can't Go

If it was Region Y, I could fix you up, even provide the horses to help you pack out. BUT!!!!

I hate it people telling me "YOU SURELY ARNT GOING ALONE' WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENS."

I refuse to spend my life sitting on my butt cause waiting for someone one else. Everytime I've had problems is with I took someone with me. Best trips I've had were just me and my horse.

I remember my last moose hunt before I retired and left Alaska. It was a boat trip where I headed up this little slough on the Big Su River. I spent 5 days watching a beaver build a damn. Never took the rifle out of camp. One of the best trips I ever had.

This year I'm taking my 12 year old Grandaughter to the Big Horns for deer/elk. Depending on the weather I plan on staying 10 days. I dont think either of us care if we shoot anything or not.

I refuse to waste my life because I dont have someone to accompany me on a hunt or land crusing trip. If something happens, I'll die happy, beats dying setting on the couch waiting.

Like they say, I'd rather spend 8 seconds in the saddle then a lifetime in the stands.

You need to talk to your wife, take the trip, and have fun. OR, take wifey.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:35 AM
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Re: Partner Can't Go

Great advice!

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If it was Region Y, I could fix you up, even provide the horses to help you pack out. BUT!!!!

I hate it people telling me "YOU SURELY ARNT GOING ALONE' WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENS."

I refuse to spend my life sitting on my butt cause waiting for someone one else. Everytime I've had problems is with I took someone with me. Best trips I've had were just me and my horse.

I remember my last moose hunt before I retired and left Alaska. It was a boat trip where I headed up this little slough on the Big Su River. I spent 5 days watching a beaver build a damn. Never took the rifle out of camp. One of the best trips I ever had.

This year I'm taking my 12 year old Grandaughter to the Big Horns for deer/elk. Depending on the weather I plan on staying 10 days. I dont think either of us care if we shoot anything or not.

I refuse to waste my life because I dont have someone to accompany me on a hunt or land crusing trip. If something happens, I'll die happy, beats dying setting on the couch waiting.

Like they say, I'd rather spend 8 seconds in the saddle then a lifetime in the stands.

You need to talk to your wife, take the trip, and have fun. OR, take wifey.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:50 PM
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Re: Partner Can't Go

I hope you can find a partner but if not you go it alone. In a couple of weeks I am going alone with a broken leg. Like many people I apply for a lot of tags needing a number of points and you rarely draw those with people you know. You just go hunt and enjoy it. I have backpacked every national forest in Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska and New Mexico. Also most of the ones in Montana, Idaho, and Utah. I did 90% of it alone because I could not find anyone who was available or could physically do the hunt. Those are 40 years of precious memories that are priceless. I just wish I had 40 more yeras to do it again. Alone or otherwise. There is no greater experience than to be alone in the wilderness.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:38 AM
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Re: Partner Can't Go

Had a good talk with the wife and my hunting partner. I leave in the morning.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:17 PM
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Re: Partner Can't Go

Enjoy your hunt. Take it slow and easy and you'll have a good time. I've hunted more on my own than with others. I'm a little more cautious and conservative when I hunt by myself.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:23 PM
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Good to hear you are going. Take care and give us a run down when you get back.
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