NorCal Cazadora wrote:Hunt alone!!!! I love hunting alone - very peaceful, no one telling you to take shots you don't feel like taking, and everything's on you, successes and failures alike.
Exactly. And I don't have to worry about whether the person with me is cold, hot, bored, tired, hungry, miserable, having fun, etc. etc. Which I will end up doing if someone comes with me, especially if they're really not an outdoors person to begin with.
I wouldn't do big game hunting alone because it involves remote locations where mountain lions occasionally dine on humans, and that just doesn't seem smart. But waterfowl hunting? Lord, every place I hunt is crawling with duck hunters, so I know if I'm injured, I will be found.
It's almost the kind of the opposite here. Well, besides the mountain lions. I deer hunt on my grandparents farm, so no worries at all going out by myself there, which is rare, because so many other family hunt there. We've occasionally run into others while duck hunting, but not all the time. However the place I'm hunting has a lot of various outdoor recreational opportunities there, and I know it will be busy on Labor Day.
And as for worrying about being out there alone? You said it: You have a GUN. And when's the last time you ever heard of a predator donning camo to find some woman to rape in a marsh? Not a good place to look for women because there are hardly any women out there. I'm sorry to hear your brother-in-law doesn't see that.
Once again, EXACTLY. But then I was reminded by another family member last night that her husband's father is the world's biggest worrier. He grew up with it and apparantly it's rubbed off. (He's a really nice guy though.)
I think my husband is more worried about my tendency to be a bit accident prone and being near the water. I think he sees me getting stuck waist deep in muck trying to wade through somewhere or something. lol. I told him not to worry. If I was going to go in the water at all, I'd put a life jacket on, even if I didn't think I'd need it.
My first duck season I hunted alone a lot because my job gives me a long break at the end of duck season, so I could go out when my friends couldn't. My second duck season, I'd made so many hunting friends - men AND women - that I hardly ever went out alone, and I really missed it.
That's sounds great! I'm stuck in a 8-5 job, so the only time I can get out is on the weekends. I did find out last night that my cousin also hunts. Mostly bowhunting. I'm trying to figure out why no one in my family ever thought to mention that she hunts to me. Hello! And I have thought about seeing if my 14 year old cousin would like to go out. I think she'd enjoy it. She loves fishing and she's not bothered at all by the deer that her dad and brother bring home in November.
Go for it!
One way or another, definately! I'll be sure to post about my "adventures". :)