I have hunted two previous years and this year will be my first solo hunt. I'm pretty nervous/excited on being on my own and would love some words of advice.
The two previous years hunting, were with a small group where I learned a lot, but due to a falling out with that group, I am now determined to hunt solo this 3rd rifle season.
The fortunate thing about this unit and the public lands, is that I don't have to hike backcountry for miles and I am not camping in the backcountry. The bull elk I got last year was at most, a mile from the road and any mule deer we got, were able to be dragged to the trucks. I am planning to get a good packing-out backpack in case I get lucky again this year with a bull or cow. That is one of the pieces of equipment that I did not have the last two years. But is there anything else that would be desirable? Anything game I do get, will be transported to the processor down in Kremmling, so even that aspect is easy.
Any words of advice or suggestions? The big worry I have is solo field dressing and transporting of deer and elk, since before it was with two other guys who could help.