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Grrrrrrr, hunting partner just bagged on me

It's the night before we leave and the hunting partner decided he just couldn't go.  A little frustrated about that but not much can be done about it now.  Even talked to him last week and weekend to confirm and work out meals, etc.

I guess this will be a solitary hunt now.  A little griped, but I'll get over it.

Leaving tomorrow to head over to unit 40.  It'll still be a great hunt.  I post pics and comments when I get back this weekend.  Later.

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Well, that stinks. Have a

Well, that stinks. Have a good time anyway, and good luck with the hunt.

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I don't know his situation or

I don't know his situation or yours but I have found out that there are friends/hunters that you can depend on and then there are those that you can not.  I have a few select friends/hunters that if they say that they are going to go they will go.  That is unless there is some sort of an emergency at home.  Then there are the ones that say that they'll show up and after you plan on them being them they never show up or even give you a call to let you know. 

Perhaps that is where a lot of times anymore I just prefer to do it by myself.  I only have one person to worry about and that is me.

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Yeah, I'm learning this

Yeah, I'm learning this lesson right now.  I should have known better.  Last year this was the guy who got too busy to join our group on the muzzleloader hunt.  Fortunately, there were 4 of us that made that trip so his absence wasn't too big a deal--just wasted tags for him.

This year though, no one else in our group decided to join this hunt except for Jon.  He's a good friend and still will be, but as far as reliable for a hunting partner, I think it would be best to plan around him and if decides to join a larger group, fine.  I won't be making hunting plans with Jon again for future hunts.

The part that gripes me the most (sorry if I'm still venting here) is to back out the night before we're leaving.  It won't take me too long to grab the other meals and such, but it sure is an inconvenience and adds a lot to the expense for me.

OK, I'm over it now.  Time to go to bed and get ready for a great week in the woods!

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Don't worry about

Don't worry about CoMeatHunter.  He got hooked up with my brother over in Cedaredge and they are probably having a good time.  Still hasn't responded to my emails, though -- maybe I should call and find out how the hunt is going.  Hope he shows up for our hunt in Unit201 next weekend ::whistling:

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I agree Critter. I know I can

I agree Critter. I know I can always depend on me.

Sad that it has to be that way.

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Sorry your hunting partner

Sorry your hunting partner bailed on you.  Hopefully you can still have an enjoyable and successful hunt on your own.  Good luck, and we will be waiting to hear how it goes.

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I know the feeling, i had the same thing happen 3 years ago, for a trip to MT, i ended up going by my self, but my Wife wasn't very happy about it, but i had a great time, and got my Bull Big smile . needless to say, that guy will never hunt with me again.

Kevin

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Man that sucks and I would be

Man that sucks and I would be really ticked off unless it was some big emergency. I understand your frustration but hold your head up and do your best. I like hunting with a partner but if I need to go solo I do. Great thing about having a wife and son who love to hunt is at least one is willing and able to go if not both. Hope it works out, be safe, good luck and enjoy the hunt.

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bailing

I still have some shame, because I've been that guy once before.  One year all 6 of us had planned an elk hunt as usual about a month before the application deadline.  We all drew tags, but as the spring and summer worn on, guys started dropping out one by one, until by September it was just two of us going.  I was die hard set on this trip as I am all my hunting trips.  About three days before we were to leave the two of us set who would bring what meals and went shopping.  Upon return later that night I could feel it coming on - mildly sore scratchy throat, thick mucus in my sinus,a nd a slight bronchial irritation. Next day the symptoms kept intensifying.  Just a cold I thought to myself.  Boy was I wrong.  Muscles started aching the night before we were to leave, and by 4am I had a fever of over 100F.  Full blown flu.  I could not believe it.  Had to call, but just seemed too sick to even make the call, but I did.  A week later after I was beginning to feel somewhat back to normal my friend called to say it was a good thing I got sick and we didn't go.  He said his relatives who live in the area that we were going said that the area got 3 feet of snow in 4 hours later that night and some hunters got stranded in that area.  Had we gone, we would have gotten camp set up just in time to get the blizzard.  I still feel terrible about getting sick, but I guess it was a blessing in disguise.  Sometimes things happen for a reason.

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Fortunately, I have yet to

Fortunately, I have yet to find myself in that situation.  Usually the people that Ihunt with are close friends or family, and it only happens a couple of times a year. I can imagine that would suck.  Sorry to hear that.

But, you're still not letting it stop you, and you're getting out there for a hunt.  That's the important thing.  I am still trying to find someone for my hunt out there next year, but it looks more and more like I will be going solo.  At least you have experience, I am going in cold turkey.... Wink

Best of luck!

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