Discussion in 'Hunting' started by 9x56MS, Mar 8, 2021.
I've enjoyed hunting with pretty much everyone I've gone with. Can't honestly say that there's anything about someone, as long as I don't think they're an idiot anyway, That makes them out good or bad choice to be a hunting partner.
As AK Ironworker put it, attitude is almost everything. I think another piece of it is physical fitness. A lot of people are just too out of shape. Hunting, even from a 4-wheeler is a strenuous activity that is sustained for several days. I think this is why the road system is so heavily hunted.
Personal habits are important, too. I can't/won't be around, especially in close proximity, people who smoke, drink, use drugs, etc.
You could probably throw work ethic in there, too.
Is that Tyone the flows out of Lake Louise into the MacLaren? I thought that was an out and back (i.e. must have outboard) because of the Devil's canyon rapids downstream of the confluence.
We all have similar styles and similar points of view/beliefs.
And they are just people I trust to be in the woods with while carrying a firearm.
We ended up going to a treestand in the afternoon. I knew from prior years that the deer would come from over his right shoulder and told him to be prepared. At 4pm I spotted a deer right where I told him to look. I tried to coach him into position for a shot, but we spooked the deer. I told him, really pay attention to that area because we had 45 minutes of good hunting left. He looked that way for about 5 minutes and then he's looking forward again. 10 minutes later, I spot another deer right where I told him to look. I managed to coach him into position without spooking the deer and he got that one. I was very happy for him, but that was the first opening weekend that I left camp with no venison for the freezer.
My father stopped hunting with us 10 years ago and I have been trying to get him back in the woods ever since. My brother stopped 2 years ago due to a shoulder injury with surgery.
My cousin and I still hunt but he has cut back on going out substantially. So now it is my son-in-law and I but with his work schedule it is limited to weekends. Still I enjoy it.
I will have been married to her for 50 years come June.
Sense of humor.
Serious enough to put effort into it.
Not so serious that coming up empty handed spoils the hunt.
My least liked trait is "having" to shoot a limit at the expense of others. I hunted with a guy like that a couple times and now do my damdest to avoid him.
They all had a few common traits:
Respect for nature
Love of the outdoors
Safe gun handling skills
A sense of humor with the ability to talk sh_ _ as well as take it. If you're a sensitive type with a thin skin, best for you to stay home with the women folk
My wife says I am “human aggressive”.
The first time hunter, especially a young relative. It's just so satisfying to see their excitement, teach them the pointers and safety, and hoping they want to come back for more.
Second is sort of described in other posts. The person that sees the hunt, regardless of species, as an honor, a chance to get out into the wild whether or not successful, and best of all, someone I want to invite out again.
Someone with SOME KIND of standards and SELF respect.
Someone who doesn't quit.
Someone who WANTS TO HUNT.
If all they want to do is shoot their gun, we can go to the target range.
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