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Wednesday Would You Rather? #7228231 07/18/18 03:48 PM
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Would you rather go hunting solo by yourself, or take along a friend or family member, and why?

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I'd rather take one of my kids. Do I really need to answer why?

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Kids or solo.....


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I just like to hear other perspectives. I personally don't have kids yet, but will here in a couple years. In that regard, I didn't even think about that option as my Dad never took me, and I don't have any to take. Thanks for input. But I totally could see why, just didn't think of children when I posted. Best regards

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I really enjoy the solitude of hunting by myself, and enjoy the camaraderie of being with my wife or kids.

When hunting ELK, I'll take all the help I can find, for packers!!!

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Both, somebody else along for the camp time camaraderie, but solo during the actual hunting time. With exceptions, bird hunting never hunt alone, it is too boring.


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I enjoy hunting with other people. maybe not being side by side all the time, but enjoy hunting with a small group as opposed to being by myself at camp

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Depends on what I'm hunting. Dove hunting by myself, even when there's a lot of birds, just isn't as much fun as going with a group. Same for quail and pheasants, although the group size needs to be smaller. Deer or any other type of big game I'm fine going it alone.


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Iíd rather go with one other person. Hopefully when my daughter gets older she will want to hunt. Iíll be living the dream if that happens.

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I have spent the majority of my hunting life hunting alone. I have never had a problem hunting WT or MD alone in Texas or Kansas. The older I get the more I am starting to enjoy the extra set of eyes when glassing for MD out west. Just to much country to glass thoroughly alone. I still hunt alone a lot out there though. I still prefer to hunt alone for WT here on my own place. For me it is just something about hunting what I want, where I want, when I want and at my own pace or time frame that has always driven me to go hunting.



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When I was younger and more mad at em, I would rather go solo.

Now I enjoy both. Especially time around camp I enjoy much more with friends and family.


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Like having my son or a friend with me on the lease when hunting....makes for good company.

I do like going to the lease alone this time of year to check feeders/cameras/camper etc....

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With a friend or family member assuming they enjoy/respect the experience of it all, not just in it to kill something. Otherwise, alone all the time.

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I donít hunt or play golf alone. The only time I like to go without other people is if I have a young pup im working with.

Re: Wednesday Would You Rather? [Re: SenkoSamurai] #7228618 07/18/18 08:43 PM
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I am on the verge of having my bardoninium finished on my place, so I can't wait to get to actually have my wife out there at "camp" (which has up until now always been a hotel or my truck) to share the hunt with her. If I agree to not shoot anything she may even go sit in stand with me to watch deer. That's the best, as I have gotten her to sit a few times this summer and she enjoys seeing the deer upclose and personal.

I do enjoy taking my kids hunting. My son prefers to bow hunt alone. I get it, it is tight quarters and more scent means less deer. We always hunt together, just separate stands at different locations on the property. My daughters prefer to hunt with me still. Love that time with them. They enjoy it, my oldest is still waiting for the first kill with me, but my youngest has big buck fever bad. Its fun to watch.

I do enjoy some alone time out there though. Hog hunting I will sit all by myself and listen to the woods. Deer hunting I like hearing things wake up and go to sleep. My catharsis. I am not sure which is better for my soul, guiding my kids or personal catharsis....I think I enjoy guiding my kids more.

Got to hunt with one of my brothers last year and this year he is planning on coming again. He is anxious to kill an loved shooting a hog last year, loved it. That was fun, introducing a newbie to night hog hunting. Hoping to hook him up with some venison this year.

SO all in all, solo or with family and friends, I enjoy it. As long as it is drama free. Bring drama and you wont get an second invite.

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Texas Buckeye! THISSSSS is what I was trying to get out of someone. Thank you!

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I am in a talky kind of mood today, as you could see from one of my other posts...glad you enjoyed the post.

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both to some degree. I grew up hunting with my dad and his buddies, since I was young, I always sat with someone, mostly dad. but as I got older to where I could sit alone, that gave us more opportunities to have 2 sets of eyes in different parts of the pasture. Same went for my son & daughter, they started out with me until we both felt comfortable for them to sit alone. But it's almost always more enjoyable to have multiple people at camp for after hunting camaraderie and meals. I am sure that in the near future I will start having grandkids in the stand with me to start the process all over again.

my wife thinks it funny that I can sit in the woods all day long hunting deer but 15 minutes of fishing if they aren't biting and I am done.


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I've always enjoyed hunting with my son but I'll solo during the week because I can.

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I normally invite someone if no one else on the lease will be there but I don't want them sitting next to me while actually hunting unless I am guiding them or my kid. I enjoy the cammaderie at camp or doing work. Plus they can suck venom out if I get hit by a rattler.

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I hunt by myself about 3-4 days a week. I enjoy the peace and quiet but I also like hunting with good friends.

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If I can't take one of my Grandkids then, alone. No man has ever made a stained glass window to rival the rising or setting sun.


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Things have changed for me over the years. I have taken enough game that I no longer have anything to prove to myself. I get a bigger kick out of seeing the excitement of a family member or close friend with less experience, successfully take a desireable animal, or watching a good dog work these days.


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Hunt alone, partners at camp to cook and party with. I'm way to serious and focused about deer hunting to have someone with me. After I've got my buck, I enjoy my wife or grandson, friend or others with me. Beng alone in camp is a drag, but I do it.


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I can hunt alone and often do. I like having my children or grandchildren with me though. you just don't get that time again so take it when it's there. I have done and enjoyed a week or more alone in the woods. I am comfortable talking and answering my own questions. nothing wrong here.

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