While I enjoy hunting in the company of a few good friends, I most look forward to the days I get to hunt by myself.
Sure there’s the avoidance of any witnesses to those easy shots missed; however, I think there are two basic reasons why I like hunting alone best.
First, when I hunt alone, I am free to follow my dog without worrying about asking permission from the group or staying in line for safety.
Second, I value solitude. Sometimes I just want to be quiet, think and walk. I’m not a fan of planning the hunt, hunting the plan and post-hunt evaluation. That level of analysis is best left for the cubicle.
Give me a section of grass, I’ll turn the pup loose and follow. Personally, that’s my idea of the perfect day afield.
When you’re pheasant hunting, which do you prefer:
A) Just me & my dog wandering the landscape.
B) Small group of one or two other hunters to focus on the best cover.
C) Large group of hunters to push big chunks of cover toward blockers.
The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Vice President of Marketing. Follow Bob on Twitter @BobStPierre and listen to Bob and Billy Hildebrand every Saturday morning on FAN Outdoors radio on KFAN FM100.3.