Just wanted to see how many guys are in your hunting party. We normally had 6 which I thought was a good number. Over the years we have been fairly successful and we get different and more guys wanting to go with us. Our fearless leader has the more the merrier attitude and has never turned anyone who has wanted to hunt with us away.
Our camp over 12 years has a better than 80% success on elk so I can't fault the guys who want to go with us. Last year our camp grew to 9. Before we left I admit I wasn't too exited about the trip and all the extra gear of 3 more guys. We had to take another pickup, 3 more atv's etc. We had a great time everyone seemed to get along. We could all hunt pretty much where we wanted to with no conflicts if anyone esle in our camp.
Well it actully turned out to be a great week. We killed 3-6x6 bulls that were all over 300 inches 2 of them were right at 330. A 5x5 bull ,2-4x4 bulls and 2 cows. The guy who didn't fill his cow tag didn't hunt very hard and pretty much if it didn't just walk up to him was going to be pretty safe.
Well as the year passed so did the stories of all the elk we shot and all the ones we could of and you guessed it all of a sudden our camp has the potential to grow to as many as 13. Now 3 of the new guys are in high school and it will be fun to add their enthusiasum and excitement to the camp as well as some young strong backs will be nice to have around. My question is when is when does it become too many?