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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Doing outfitted hunts solo

Do you prefer to take your outfitted hunts solo? Or do you like going with another? Seems like it's difficult to make plans, and everyone agree with everything. Lately i prefer to take my hunting trips solo. Seems i'm not getting any younger, just tired of waiting for guys to make up their mind and commit to a trip.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 03:13 PM
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About 3/4th of the trips that I've gone on have been solo. It's nice to have a buddy, but I do not like larger groups at all. The bigger the group you have, the more likely you are to have problems. I have never had an issue with going alone, and in fact it kinda enhances the adventure aspect of things.
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I've done the vast majority of my outfitted hunts alone, but in the past ten years I've done quite a few with a small group of companions. I'm getting to the age where I'm getting reluctant to travel alone. This season I have three hunts booked, two I'll be alone, one I'll have traveling companions.
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I used to do the group thing with friends and I guess when I was younger I had more patience in getting things organized. Now I pretty much go it alone as if I had waited on buddies to make decisions or waited on them to raise funds then I would have missed out on allot of hunting over the years. I am doing a hunt this October with my 2 best friends and it has been exacerbating at times. 2+ years in the planning and even now can't make decisions over travel. So much easier to just deal with yourself.
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The few I have gone on I went with a small group of close friends. I prefer this as I get sick of talking to myself. I'm just not very good company.
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I flew to Utah 6 times to hunt, always with a group of 4. We went moose hunting 10 times, usually with a group of 4. When flying, it’s always good to travel with others...you can drop of gear curbside at airport with a buddy, you can have someone get the rental while another babysits bags etc. You also have more eyes on the road when traveling, and you can split expenses.

But the main reason is it’s a lot more fun sharing the trip with friends or family. I’d never go on a trip without companions. Wouldn’t be the same without having others along. That’s why I liked the 2x1 moose hunts...I got to see 19 moose shot over the years.
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Honestly, I'd rather go by myself. The only down side being I don't enjoy long drives half-way across the country alone, especially as I get older.

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i prefer to take my wife she can drop me off and go to the nearest motel and do her thing shop. site see.spas while i hunt
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 08:23 PM
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I went to Colorado on an elk hunt last fall and went with a buddy, which for that kinda terrain, I consider necessary so that someone knows where I am if I don't come back at night.

He is in air force and stationed in Kansas, so I drove from PA to Kansas (and back at the end) solo, and that wasn't the most fun I've ever had. But....the trip was worth it by far, so I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

That wasn't an outfitted hunt, though.

I haven't done an outfitted hunt solo, although I would. Just depends on if it's something I want to do and don't have buddies who want to go, too.
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went on a moose hunt last fall with my friend and we had a great time. he can't go this year, but I have been giving some thought on going myself. its an outfitted hunt and I would be in camp with whoever there was room with at the time. I need to decide fairly soon.
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