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#6030152 - 11/15/15 06:39 AM Hunting alone
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I know that you deer hunters sit in a blind alone, but how many of you go hunting alone? I hunted quail alone at times over the years but no longer do. How about you?
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#6030156 - 11/15/15 07:00 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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Registered: 11/22/09
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Since no one I know bird hunts, I'll be hunting alone. I like to duck hunt also and finding a guide that will ask a group to let an outsider in is tough.
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#6030161 - 11/15/15 07:03 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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I prefer to hunt alone, will go out with groups here when asked to but prefer to hunt by myself when I can.

going solo means you got no one to blame for any flubs and foopahs, you can do it your way with no criticism.
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#6030183 - 11/15/15 07:29 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: hopalong]
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Originally Posted By: hopalong
I prefer to hunt alone, will go out with groups here when asked to but prefer to hunt by myself when I can.

going solo means you got no one to blame for any flubs and foopahs, you can do it your way with no criticism.
roflmao I don't miss when I'm alone!
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#6030198 - 11/15/15 07:41 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I know that you deer hunters sit in a blind alone, but how many of you go hunting alone? I hunted quail alone at times over the years but no longer do. How about you?


Bill, I've hunted squirrel alone, but it just wasn't any fun. If I've got to go alone, I'd just as soon stay at home.Ive never been much of a deer hunter. Sitting in a blind ain't my style. I can't explain it, but sitting in a field for dove or on a log for squirrel never bothered me, but sitting in an enclosed box was too darn boring.


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#6030205 - 11/15/15 07:47 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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I enjoy my alone time in a blind but I like to know someone else is on the lease and knows where I am. When I get my big blind standing I will enjoy sitting in my big blind with a friend. Or a dog.

Add nasty cold wet weather and sitting in a nice warm blind gets even better. And naps, oh yeah. They are real nice.
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#6030268 - 11/15/15 08:36 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
tex70 Online   content
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I sometimes dove hunt alone & it doesn't bother me a bit. I too found sitting in a blind boring, yet another reason i don't deer hunt anymore, with cost being the main reason

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#6030301 - 11/15/15 09:04 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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Registered: 04/13/08
Posts: 604
Loc: stephenville
I work weekends and my family that I hunt with me does not. I spend most of my time at the lease by myself. It gets a little lonely sometimes and other times it is ok. That is fixing to change on 11-30-2015 since the weekend shift I supervise is being consolidated to weekday and nights and I will have weekends off again. I am sure going to miss those 4 days off every week.

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#6030310 - 11/15/15 09:07 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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I don't hunt from a blind much. I've walked many a mile and hunted on the ground many days all by myself. As a teen I couldn't sit in one place long. Later I learned to bring a book along. I can stay out for hours if I have a book, water, and some snacks.
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#6030313 - 11/15/15 09:10 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: Cast]
MikeTX Offline
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Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 177
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: Cast
I enjoy my alone time in a blind but I like to know someone else is on the lease and knows where I am. When I get my big blind standing I will enjoy sitting in my big blind with a friend. Or a dog.

Add nasty cold wet weather and sitting in a nice warm blind gets even better. And naps, oh yeah. They are real nice.


I enjoy the group and the talk over breakfast after the hunt, but don't have much opportunity for that anymore.

I considered a lease earlier this year, but one of the restrictions was that I couldn't bring anyone with me. I don't want to be out on one far away from home and alone where no one knows where I'm at.

Trying to find that sweet spot (affordable lease, closer to home, allows someone else) isn't easy. Until then, I'm just sticking to reliable day lease options.

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#6030316 - 11/15/15 09:11 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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Little opportunity to dove hunt, which was my hunting thing but did about 95% of the night fishing for catfish/white bass/crappie with just my dog(s). Have perty much been a loner since my late teens and just seemed to prefer it that way.

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#6030330 - 11/15/15 09:20 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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huntsolo here... People say i stink.. rofl In their defence, i do tend ta fart a lot... flag
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#6030337 - 11/15/15 09:25 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Almost went duck hunting alone this morning. Slept in instead. I've done it and will plenty more but prefer to be with my boys or amigo.
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#6030413 - 11/15/15 10:11 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: BuckRage]
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Registered: 10/08/08
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Loc: Caddo Mills, Texas
Prefer to actually hunt alone. I think independence breeds a stronger person, knowing you and only you can do it.
Campsite get togethers are a different story, make it a party. Joke telling, BS, men with same ideals, etc. I recall one night Stub, Erathkid, and myself solved all the worlds problems in one night.
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#6030418 - 11/15/15 10:13 AM Re: Hunting alone [Re: bill oxner]
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That woulda been a good evening. Wish I was there.
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