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Remote hunt hunting partner? #7839201
04/05/23 08:08 PM
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Maine, Aroostook
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The caribou thread got me thinking of some of my past hunts. I'm wondering how many of you guys have lived in a tent for ten days with a partner or partners and what your experiences were like.

I've been on multiple fly-in hunts with quite a few different guys. Blisters, aching muscles, bad weather, poor hunting and other things tend to reveal what kind of partner you have. I found it tends to bring out the best and the worst in people. Some guys were solid, other guys I never hunted with again. You learn a lot about someone when you live in a tent with them. Any good or bad stories to share? I have some of both.

Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839208
04/05/23 08:12 PM
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Hay get stuck in a 30 or 40 foot sail boat for a week with a sourpuss. I hae had that experience more than good ones. Same thing......jk


Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free. Whats supposed to be ain't always is.
Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839227
04/05/23 08:31 PM
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Marion Kansas
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No tent but one fella a friend brought along one a 5 day hunt I had had enough of in 3 days. Wouldn't get more than 200 yds from the truck but after 2 days I'd learned how much he had spent on every piece of hunting gear had along down to his pants which cost more than my bow. Also heard about how every buck he did see would have been dead if he would have had his "creed".

Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839296
04/05/23 09:49 PM
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West Central MN
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Went out west on an antelope hunt years back. One guy didn't want to hunt but volunteered to stay back in camp to do the chores be the camp cook. Cold cereal for breakfast, ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch and tomato soup for supper was all he could muster. Fortunately we got our goats and went home early.


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839347
04/05/23 11:17 PM
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Minnesota
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I was going to trade books with one Camp partner...but- 5 feet between bunks and he Picked his nose constantly- openly. I told him when he was ready to trade books that I wasn't finished with mine yet!

Gross ....Looking back I should have said " Pick A Winner! "


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Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839348
04/05/23 11:24 PM
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I've guided a few score of hunters in the past twenty some years. I've been very fortunate. The majority of them I would enjoy hunting with in any circumstances (guided or as friends). A few of them have actually become great friends who I do hunt with.
I can only think of maybe four of them who were either ultimate bores, or just plain obnoxious.
BTW, I'm referring to remote hunts exclusively.


"My life is better than your vacation"
Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839350
04/05/23 11:28 PM
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A buddy of mine used to go hunting with me for a couple weeks every year, he said I snore to much so now he wears earplugs when he sleeps. My family and I ( 4 of us ) lived in a 12x16 canvas tent, we all survived ;0)

Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839362
04/05/23 11:50 PM
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Much like being in the military!


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Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839416
04/06/23 05:14 AM
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went to Idaho on an elk hunt back off roadway, it rain every day and snow at night , we left after 11 days, never saw an elk, we had nothing left that was dry, I would go back in a heartbeat. Was suppose to be 6 of us only two ended up going frown

Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839418
04/06/23 05:19 AM
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Henry Co, IL
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Know your hunting buddies before you leave for remote hunting. I've done many, only a few minor problems.

Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839510
04/06/23 07:42 AM
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Went fishing in Florida with my Brother in Law. Turned out he was from California and a Tree Hugger. He tried to forbid me to Catch and Keep. Told him I only release the ones too small to eat!! He got mad and would not talk to me if I kept those fish. FINALLY had a Quiet fun time.


God please keep they 19 fallen UBB miners out of trouble up there.
Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839522
04/06/23 07:50 AM
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Central, SD
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Either you have mutual respect or an Alpha/ Beta thing going on if not things might get tough working together .


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839530
04/06/23 07:54 AM
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I have lived in a tent with another for more than ten days while trapping. You can be comfortable in a tent. I like these to sleep on with a sleeping bag. Need wool blankets or another sleeping bag under your sleeping bag between you and the matress or its cold sleeping.

https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Camping-Mattress-Folding-Operated/dp/B00AU6AUSQ?th=1

I have an old basin thats ceramic on metal for washing yourself. Use chinette paper plates plastic silverware. Can be tossed in the stove to dispose of. Cook mostly with a black iron skillet. Steel pot. Both can be cleaned by boiling water in them when needed.

You go through huge amounts of fire wood keeping a tent warm.

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Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839532
04/06/23 07:58 AM
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I have lived in a tent while hunting a lot and with different people but have known them all beforehand. No problems we are all there for one reason and our outdoor interests are the same. Besides some of the small issues we each have just don't let the small things bother you and have fun and hunt seriously.


I will say I'm a solo hunter all most 100% of the time. I pack in and pack everything out by myself and spend months at a time sole hunting. I like the solitude in life better.


Give me a fish, I will eat for a day. Teach me to fish, I will eat for a lifetime
Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839533
04/06/23 08:01 AM
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Lady camp cook used her Dutch oven to prepare a birthday cake for me. Colorado elk camp about 15 years ago.

Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839538
04/06/23 08:10 AM
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Plenty of posts on going with the right person.

I like a tent because it will go anywhere a 4wd will or a mule. The pack in camps I have helped set up take multiple trips or a pack train to get everything you want to be comfortable. Loading paniers takes experience. If you go that route and its new to you find somebody that knows how.

A camper just wont take being drug down rough two tracks. I tried that and sometimes you just cant get back in where you want. I ended up selling mine. it wasn't a huge affair eitherand still needed constant repair.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: waggler] #7839571
04/06/23 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by waggler
I've guided a few score of hunters in the past twenty some years. I've been very fortunate. The majority of them I would enjoy hunting with in any circumstances (guided or as friends). A few of them have actually become great friends who I do hunt with.
I can only think of maybe four of them who were either ultimate bores, or just plain obnoxious.
BTW, I'm referring to remote hunts exclusively.

I can relate to the this! A couple Id have to think twice about pulling out of a river but the vast majority ended up being great folks!


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Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: newhouse114] #7839582
04/06/23 08:57 AM
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Maine, Aroostook
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Originally Posted by newhouse114
Originally Posted by waggler
I've guided a few score of hunters in the past twenty some years. I've been very fortunate. The majority of them I would enjoy hunting with in any circumstances (guided or as friends). A few of them have actually become great friends who I do hunt with.
I can only think of maybe four of them who were either ultimate bores, or just plain obnoxious.
BTW, I'm referring to remote hunts exclusively.

I can relate to the this! A couple Id have to think twice about pulling out of a river but the vast majority ended up being great folks!

Is there a difference between a client and a partner of choice? I think so. Like snowy, the crapshoot of finding a solid partner drove me to many a solo hunt.

Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839622
04/06/23 09:38 AM
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With the right company you can pick fly droppings out of pepper and have a blast! Attitude can make or break a trip!


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: Remote hunt hunting partner? [Re: Posco] #7839625
04/06/23 09:40 AM
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Spent a week on the Boundry waters with a buddy, great time but drove me nuts , I would get up 3:30 make breakfast and go fishing, he would get up about 8, Id sackout about 8 and him about midnight.

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