Partner Can't Go

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by bkmosiman, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. bkmosiman

    bkmosiman New Member

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    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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  2. kraigwy

    kraigwy Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Great advice!

     
  4. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. bkmosiman

    bkmosiman New Member

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    Had a good talk with the wife and my hunting partner. I leave in the morning.
     
  6. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. 7STDUBBERU

    7STDUBBERU Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear you are going. Take care and give us a run down when you get back.
     
  8. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Buy a Spot Messenger. Then you can check in anytime, and she can always see where you are. If you get into trouble hit the 911 button and get the SAR heading your way pronto.

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    Or, you can turn the tracking on and they can see where you are at in near real time. The Spot sends coordinates every 10 minutes.

    It's very hand, the cost is reasonable. Most of all it will give your wife peace of mind.


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  9. bkmosiman

    bkmosiman New Member

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    I'm glad I went. I didn't see anything shootable, but there was more to the trip than that. The coyotes howling entertained me all one night. I get to hear them at home, but these guys kept it up all night. And I got to get up close and personal with a moose, 30 yards. There were two others in the area and it was fun to watch them and compare their antlers. I had no problems and was able to check in every eve. I would do it again with no reservations.
    Thanks to all for the encouragment and advice.
    Brad