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How long do you wait

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by nwwoodsman, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    You're hunting partner is set to pick you up at 6:00am on the opening day of elk season. It's now 6:15. How long do you wait?
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    If he called and explained, and is on his way, fine.
    Other than that,...
    It's not how long you wait for him.
    It's how long before you find a new hunting partner.
     
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  3. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    If someone is more than 20 minutes late, I call them to see what's up.
     
  4. snooopidydoo

    snooopidydoo Medford Oregon Active Member

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    Should be a rule, ALWAYS at least 10 mins early.
    I'm usually 30 mins early to work, so you could imagine how early i am to hunt haha.
    Although i usually hunt alone so no waiting, sorry for your dilemma
     
  5. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends on the person. If he is normally on time and a good partner I'd lean toward patience, but if always late and not a great partner I'd be out the door. As PDX posted, a quick phone call would clear things up pretty quick - who knows, maybe a flat tire, car trouble, etc. happened?
     
  6. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Got to laugh at the "wife" option...My hunting partner is my wfe...and we would be gone at 5.45 or maybe 5.30
     
  7. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    So... how long did you wait?
     
  8. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    At 6:00 am I am parked and usually out of the rig, finding my way through the woods almost by feel. knowing exactly where I have seen my target last, from scouting the months before, and knowing by 7:00 am daylight is going to be in favor of the elk seeing me, if I make one mistake the day might be wasted.
    I bring no one to share this experience with me. I hunt elk alone.
     
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  9. Galant

    Galant portland Active Member

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    Can I come?
     
  10. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    After a kill I can use all the help I can get.
    Years back, I would get as hi up on an a hill as I could and Holler into my CB to some friends with base stations back in town. They were always ready to help pack out.
    That works two ways also, I have been there to pull there rigs out of the mud in the middle of the night and to get them off the mountain during a bad storm, etc.
    Those CBs worked ok with the dogs also.