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#6302889 - 05/18/16 02:54 PM Hunting Alone Question
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Registered: 06/20/09
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Loc: America, Texas/Houston
I'm on a lease with 6 guys total and it gets hard to get our schedules in line so at least 1 other person would be able to be at the lease the same time as me. I donít mind filling feeders alone but to do a whole hunting trip or any real heavy work seems like a bad idea just because of safety. Maybe I am just over thinking this but would like to hear yalls thoughts on being all alone on your lease or land bad idea or not a big deal?
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#6302894 - 05/18/16 03:01 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Depends a lot on you. There's a lot of people who would be fine, and a lot of others who would be very uncomfortable with it

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#6302905 - 05/18/16 03:13 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I'm OK with being alone, but alone and isolated in the badlands, hours from a hospital, with sketchy cell service? That just ain't too smart.
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#6302906 - 05/18/16 03:14 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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Originally Posted By: TxHunter87
I'm on a lease with 6 guys total and it gets hard to get our schedules in line so at least 1 other person would be able to be at the lease the same time as me. I donít mind filling feeders alone but to do a whole hunting trip or any real heavy work seems like a bad idea just because of safety. Maybe I am just over thinking this but would like to hear yalls thoughts on being all alone on your lease or land bad idea or not a big deal?


Hunt alone frequently. My wife/father know where the lease is, and where all the blinds/feeders are. I've also sent them screenshots of google maps and my Iphone has a locator app that can easily find me (as long as I keep my phone on me). If it is just me there I check in after the morning hunt, and after the evening hunt. If I'm not answering for some reason they will be coming to find me. I may spend the afternoon in the field if I get hurt but I know that at some point I'd have help coming. With that being said I don't get up on a ladder to fill feeders, or jack around on the roof of the RV unless someone else is there with me. Just try to eliminate the dangerous parts of the activity as best you can. I will say it sucks if you trap six 125 lb hogs with no one to help load them into the truck, but that is where creativity pays off.


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#6302910 - 05/18/16 03:18 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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Depends how remote the place is. As Cast said, if you're remote and contact is limited or sketchy, it might not be a good idea.
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#6302912 - 05/18/16 03:20 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
I'm OK with being alone, but alone and isolated in the badlands, hours from a hospital, with sketchy cell service? That just ain't too smart.


+1 Agreed.
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#6302914 - 05/18/16 03:21 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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#6302915 - 05/18/16 03:22 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: Cast]
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Cast
I'm OK with being alone, but alone and isolated in the badlands, hours from a hospital, with sketchy cell service? That just ain't too smart.


Sound like my ranch. Guess I should never go or just sell it

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#6302917 - 05/18/16 03:23 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: rexmitchell]
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I'm fine with hunting alone and do it plenty. We have good cell service so if something did happen you can get ahold of someone.

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#6302923 - 05/18/16 03:25 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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I will hunt alone if that's the way things work out, but I prefer company. Being remote is just part of it, if you aren't comfortable with that then go when others are there, not a big deal.
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#6302929 - 05/18/16 03:28 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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I work most weekends, so I end up hunting alone mid-week. I prefer it that way.

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#6302942 - 05/18/16 03:39 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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I prefer to hunt alone. I will admit that it's probably not the smartest thing to do, particularly as I get older.
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#6302943 - 05/18/16 03:42 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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I hunt and work alone pretty frequently. Just takes a little more focus on safety, but has it's own rewards in the way of quiet and reflection.

I love hanging out with the other guys too, but I'm darn sure not going to let lack of somebody else keep me from going. To each their own.
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#6302945 - 05/18/16 03:43 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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I hunt by myself all the time on a ranch that is very remote with no neighbors within 15 miles and no cell phone service. It is fairly rocky, desert country and I am not afraid of any wild critter out there. The only thing that does cross my mind from time to time is running across drug smugglers as I am within 20 miles of the border. Since there is no electricity or running water, I rarely hunt longer than three days before returning home.
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#6302949 - 05/18/16 03:46 PM Re: Hunting Alone Question [Re: TxHunter87]
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: Burleson Texas
I hunt by myself most of the time too even with others on the lease. But if you have bad cell service, I would be very careful. You never know when an accident will happen.
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