- May 16, 2020
Hey all, Just for fun... Would you rather dump that buck of a lifetime on a solo-alpine hunt or bring home a couple of shooters with your favorite hunting partner?
I like both for different reasons, but as I’ve matured (gotten old and crusty) I’ve found there’s nothing better than a solid hunting partner. Helps with the haul out too!I've made a habit of shooters with partners. Never killed the biggest critter in the unit.
You know what? I'm ok with that. Last couple hunts i haven't been able to have my hunting partners with me during the hunt and it was kind of hollow.
but this next tag i'm gonna draw, I'll be applying solo. If i draw it i'm gonna really try hard to have my partners help me scout.
Shooter is in the eye of the beholder like arts beauty. I’m implying your shooter. Now don’t get greedy...Great question. "Shooter" still implies pretty big -- depending on who's definition you use -- though perhaps not quite "trophy" grade, so I'll expand it a little further to ask: trophy solo or "legal" with buddies?
Last year I went West with my brother, cousin, and 2 buddies. We all filled our tags with legal bucks, but none were trophies and probably none were "shooters" for many on this Forum, but we had a BLAST. Maybe it's my age, but hands-down I'd rather share the successes and failures of a hunt with good friends and family.
Different experiences = different rewards That’s math!!!I guess that since I often hunt solo,,,or at least I did back in the day, I'll take the trophy solo.
The last number of years, my youngest brother is my hunting partner on most hunts. I really enjoyed the hunt when he killed his first bull elk.
There are positives to both scenarios. However,, I would never let the lack of a hunting partner from stopping me from hunting.