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Old 10-02-2008, 08:21 PM
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Well, two unfortunate hunter deaths in two years and both hunters were hunting alone.

Whether it be grizzly bears, chance of getting lost, falling and breaking a leg or whatever, I think everyone can agree it isn't safe to hunt alone.

Most times I have buddies I hunt with but recently two of them have moved off to Sask and the others don't take a significant amount of days off to hunt. What I'm saying is they hunt there days off then leave camp to go back to work.

What do you say we compile a list of guys who would like to have hunting partners. This is not to say it will be permanant but a list that will give a hunter the option to contact another hunter in the same situation that might want to get out for a couple of days or even a day hunt.

Throw some ideas out there guys and see if can get em to float. Alot of new friendships were made this way and some for a lifetime.

If we get something together maybe the mods would keep it pinned to the top for us.
What do you thingk....lets hear some ideas.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:24 PM
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I think that is a great suggestion, im always getting stood up by my regular hunting buddies due to random things happening the last minute.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:27 PM
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Sounds like a plan... I know my wife would be much happier with me not hunting alone 50% of the time!
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:35 PM
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i absolutely refuse to go out alone unless im somewhere very near populated area, on freinds land ect, way too many unseen variables, and too much risk weather, getting lost, being preyed, ( not sure bout you all but ive crossed some awfully big kitty tracks the last few weeks), and last but not least personal injury. Very easy walking the woods to slip, break an ankle or whatever.
Very good idea to compose a list of different people who are looking to get out with others, so they arent putting themselves at risk, when they dont have to.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:44 PM
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yup, sounds like a good idea. I'm in.

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Old 10-02-2008, 08:45 PM
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Excellent idea. Maybe the mods could put up a sticky post?
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:46 PM
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I have a job where the shift is not written in stone. Where I will be in a week from now I do not know, nor how long I will be there. Nor do I know how many days off I will have at the end of the job. Most of my hunting buddies are in the same boat. It is very hard to get together. I will continue to hunt alone, got no choice. Yes I do take more precautions than when I am with a buddy.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:13 PM
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The way I look at it, nothing in life is safe and hunting by yourself is probably still one of the safest things you can do, if you do it properly. Gotta be safer than mountain climbing. I don't mind hunting with a buddy on occasion, but like Greta Garbo, sometimes I just want to be alone. I always leave a time when I'll be back and exactly where I'll be going. In the event of my getting eaten by a bear, I tell my wife Turnaround is Fair Play.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:45 PM
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I like to be in the bush alone. But I do leave a map at home and an expected time back. Mrs. has a list of people she can call if need be.
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The way I look at it, nothing in life is safe and hunting by yourself is probably still one of the safest things you can do, if you do it properly. Gotta be safer than mountain climbing. I don't mind hunting with a buddy on occasion, but like Greta Garbo, sometimes I just want to be alone. I always leave a time when I'll be back and exactly where I'll be going. In the event of my getting eaten by a bear, I tell my wife Turnaround is Fair Play.
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Iím newby on the forum. I just read this and I see the post is a bit old but I u derstand this I hunt and I trapped as a junior partner in K country for 8 years on a line. I think itís safe if you are prepared. For emergencies and a good flight plan left at home for anyone to follow. You also canít go beyond where your quad or sled breaks down and you have to walk back. So distance and have a stabber knife on your front belt and a good small rifle. I still carry a new Henry colt .44 rifle on top of my regular rifle hunting and I still go 4-5 days on my own hunting ,,,just got back from northern Alberta Ö.11am cell phone call everyday to home helps
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Old 09-28-2021, 03:55 PM
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I have a job where the shift is not written in stone. Where I will be in a week from now I do not know, nor how long I will be there. Nor do I know how many days off I will have at the end of the job. Most of my hunting buddies are in the same boat. It is very hard to get together. I will continue to hunt alone, got no choice. Yes I do take more precautions than when I am with a buddy.
I'm kind of in the same boat given the busy time of year for me is hunting season. With that, I do hunt by myself some but I pick where I hunt differently due to the number of bears then I do when I'm with someone. Having said that, biggest suggestion I could ever give when hunting in bear country alone is keep your darn head on a swivel and eyes/ears open. If you hear a twig snap don't go trotting off after it without considering it may be something you don't want to tangle with. That happened to my FIL last year when we were hunting. Heard some snapping brush he took off thinking it was an elk, I hung back and said I don't think so. Come to find out later that day it was a 560-600# griz.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:55 PM
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I think that is a great suggestion, I'm always getting stood up by my regular hunting buddies due to random things happening the last minute.
Hello, Thank you for the suggestion dragon1, I am new to hunting and to the forum. I seek a small game hunting partner for non traditional meat harvest such as Beaver, Ground Hog, Rabbit. I am a teacher in Red Deer. Also interested in helping any landowner with problem wildlife listed.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:17 PM
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I think this is a pretty dog gone good idea!
My name is Trevor and I have a Muley buck tag in 148. My buddies forgot to put in their draws this year so I will be goin it alone unless someone else is interested. Feel free to pm me. Will also be attempting to fill gen WT tag as well in the same area.

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Old 10-04-2008, 07:23 PM
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Going for a walk Sat oct 4, sw of gp, leaving before dawn, whitetail hunting
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:19 PM
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:48 PM
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Spend the money and get yourself a " Find Me Spot" to keep in touch when you are away and there is no cel service.

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Old 10-04-2008, 09:04 PM
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Hey guys, my name is Bob Bauer, i live in wetaskiwin and usually hunt west of here near Rocky Mountain House, and in and around Drayton Valley , im always looking for a partner . I have a General elk tag , a Wt tag, and a mulie tag drawn in 224. If anyone is interested send me a pm, and we can arrange a getogether.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:55 AM
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Count me in for water fowling or big game - although at times I may not be available due to hunt camp commitments (Oct 11-20, Nov 15-23).

I live in Red Deer, hunt in the Red Deer area and east for waterfowl, west of Rocky for elk/deer as well as west of Whitecourt for deer/elk. Hunt big game with lever guns although I've been known to use a modern bolt action on occasion.

PM me to arrange to talk and if agreeable, arrange to go hunting.

Update Nov.4, 2008: booked up solid to end of hunting season.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:34 AM
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I think this post is a great idea... I think it is so great in fact, that it needs its own section and breakdown. I bet this sounds like a lotta work to the mods but could be well worth it. Think about it. Not only that It could Really bring us all together as a tighter knit community, which definitely is not a bad thing in this day and age.

Hunting community
-Archery
- Gun

-Northern Alberta
Sticky: contacts(contact info, availabilities, preferences)
EG. - Any one looking for partner this weekend??
- hunting alone sun.
- looking for partner on Sat.

- Central Alberta
Sticky: contacts
-blah blah blah

- Southern AB.
Sticky: contacts
- looking for sun. partner for 316(hint, hint)
- blah blah blah
- looking for after work partners for during the week except wednesdays(another hint)


hey c'mon, c'mon.... this would be sweet as long as people post where they're supposed to and I think, understand that you could make life time friends, or just realize that people will have different styles, habits, etc. and everybody wont neccessarily work with every one else. So hopefully in those senarios, we could avoid bad talk and just chalk it up to realizing that," just because that person stalks at 20mph and I move 20yrds per hr" theres no hard feelings ...whoa maybe a little to specific. Anyways , point made...I think.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:11 PM
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It's probably just as easy for people to post where they are located and where they want to hunt and keep it simple?
But it is a great idea for people to get out hunting and meet new people.
jus my two cents werth.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:38 PM
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This is a great idea. I would like to team up with duck/geese hunters who may be thinking about taking their kids out for a hunt. I would like to get my 6 yr. old boy out before it gets too cold. I live in Calgary, SW. Hunted all my life upland and migratory birds, have many goose/duck decoys. Big game the last 7 yrs. on and off. Just need a responsible hunting partner who does not mind the young one in training.

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Old 10-10-2008, 04:50 PM
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Hi there,

Name: Tim
Live in: SE Calgary (Pennbrook)
Age: 32

Hunt: any general tag rifle,
Deer, never been on a moose, elk or sheep hunts but I would love 2.
upland and waterfowl.


contact: Tim@supremesecurity.com or pm

Thanks
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:27 AM
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im located in lethbridge, im a rookie but i got decoys up for a duck hunt anytime lemme know!!!
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:35 PM
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Hey everyone , love the idea of buddying up. I dont know how many times I have had to go out alone due to other cancelling at the last minute.
Just wanted to throw another idea out there.
Recently picked up one of the satelight trackers " SPOT "
Seems likea great idea. With the three different modes it allows you to check in , call for non lifethreatening help and life threatening help.
It wont be much good in the case of an animal attack in saving your bacon but at least if your seriously hurt and have open access to sky you stand a good chance of someone being sent to help you.
Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:39 PM
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Hello

My name is Ryan and I would love to do some water fowl hunting. Im in Calgary and have the basic gear (no decoys).

Im 23 years old but mature for my age.

Send a PM if you need a hunting partner.


PS - recently used SPOT on a caribou hunt and was VERY disappointed. Nice toy to let your wife know where you are or to alert your buddy you need help with a kill but I wouldn't feel safe trusting my life with it.
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:56 PM
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Ahaha! I finally found where I need to be!

Hi! I need someone in my area or interested in hunting in my area to partner up with. Im a green hunter, but im patient and I learn quickly. I know some really good spots out here. deer and chickens for the win! hehe

Need some experience to guide me, let me know what you know!
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:53 PM
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another rookie... name's adham (u can call me dimos), live in calgary, interested in game bird for the time being, and i'll be going for WT and/or mulies down the line...
got a couple 12ga's and calls for the birds and a 30.06 for the big game... no decoys, no boat, no retriever... wader's available though :-) ... very encouraging, eh?!

anyone interested to team up plz pm me
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:30 AM
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That is the best idea i've heard of in a long time we should include were you from so people close can contact each other lets do it!!
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:25 PM
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Anyone hunting 400-402, west part of305 or 306 this weekend?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:01 AM
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Hi Guys and Girls

My hunting buddy ( son is moving to Edmonton to join the City police this week ) and now I am short a pla to hunt with
I live in SE calgary and do the bow and rifle .
Did a lot in 412 but willing to go pretty much anywhere -- can hunt spot and stalk or a drive and spot works
Looking for elk this year maybe down south
Also ducks and geese are fun as well

If anyone is interested maybe pm me and we can chat

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