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Title: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on July 26, 2021, 12:08:49 PM
Hey Gang, the guy I hunted with for part of the week last year drew for Nile unit this year and I already have my western archery tag. I'm going to rent a 17 or 18 foot trailer and hunt near Indian Heaven again. If anyone would like to join me, please speak up. I'm planning on going up around the 9th and staying until the 18th or 19th. You're welcome to share the trailer that I'm renting. If you want to pitch in, that's fine. I'll be putting out a few cams ahead of time to try and narrow down the prospects. Any takers?

I'm 63, not in terrible shape and don't think hunting is great without at least another person in camp. If you already hunt with a group of guys on the wetside and I could join, I'd look at that too. Let me know! Thanks,
PMan
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on July 27, 2021, 05:13:34 PM
No camps with space for another? I'm a good guy to have in camp and I cook my butt off.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: rtspring on July 27, 2021, 05:28:39 PM
They mess up this whole new draw for  archery elk over here, I will hunt with ya next year If I canít draw a eastside tag.   
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: Farmer72 on July 27, 2021, 05:36:12 PM
I would have taken you up on it in a heart beat since I got a multi season tag but I got drawn for a quality eastside tag for the same time.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: Netminder01 on July 28, 2021, 07:32:33 AM
I'm opting out of archery this year or I'd take you up on this, Dang! I haven't put in the work, best not to fling arrows until I do.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: Yuhboyrob on August 08, 2021, 07:33:16 PM
I'm pretty new to hunting and this year will be my first elk hunt, 26 years old and would be willing to meet up with you if you'd like. I was planning on hunting 560 and have set some cams and gone down there on a few scouting trips, but I wouldn't mind hunting Indian Heaven at all either. I planned on solo hunting but like you said, I feel like it would be a lot better to have someone else to enjoy it with. I'd definitely be willing to throw down on the costs too, but if you don't want to go with a new hunter I totally understand as well.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on August 09, 2021, 08:17:51 PM
I'm pretty new to hunting and this year will be my first elk hunt, 26 years old and would be willing to meet up with you if you'd like. I was planning on hunting 560 and have set some cams and gone down there on a few scouting trips, but I wouldn't mind hunting Indian Heaven at all either. I planned on solo hunting but like you said, I feel like it would be a lot better to have someone else to enjoy it with. I'd definitely be willing to throw down on the costs too, but if you don't want to go with a new hunter I totally understand as well.
PM sent
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: Angus on August 09, 2021, 08:41:59 PM
If I hadn't already paid to play on Weyerhaeuser land I would definitely be interested. Looks like I'll be doing the solo thing again this year.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on August 14, 2021, 12:56:42 PM
Yuhboyrob is going to join me. Nice talk on the phone and sounds like a committed hunter. :tup:
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: duckmen1 on August 14, 2021, 04:50:40 PM
Congrats guys on connecting and hope for you guys to have a great future hunting partner to go with. Look forward to this years hunting story adventures. Good partners are hard to come by and trust. Treat each other well and enjoy this years adventures. Gain a great partner and may success come your way.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: gee_unit360 on August 14, 2021, 04:58:17 PM
Yuhboyrob is going to join me. Nice talk on the phone and sounds like a committed hunter. :tup:

Sounds like you got a young packer!!
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: wadu1 on August 14, 2021, 04:58:51 PM
Watch your back  Yuhboyrob, @pianoman9701 will sit back and have a cigar with an adult beverage while you wash the dishes :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: Good on you he's a great guy, you'll have good time. :tup:
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on August 15, 2021, 06:23:53 AM
 :tup: I cook, he cleans!
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: Yuhboyrob on August 15, 2021, 08:31:53 PM
Hey Iíll clean all day for a good meal, I donít mind! Haha Iím definitely excited to get out and hunt this year. Went into a Covid slump like a lot of us, but motivation to hunt has helped to get me out of it and drop 30 lbs. Iím ready for some hard huntin and good memories!
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on August 16, 2021, 08:50:27 AM
Hey Iíll clean all day for a good meal, I donít mind! Haha Iím definitely excited to get out and hunt this year. Went into a Covid slump like a lot of us, but motivation to hunt has helped to get me out of it and drop 30 lbs. Iím ready for some hard huntin and good memories!

 :tup: We'll have a good trip, for sure.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on October 14, 2021, 12:39:33 PM
I see my "partner" hasn't posted on the forum again since we returned from hunting. We hunted together for 9 days. He had his first close experience with elk ever. He learned to pick wild mushrooms and which ones to pick (which at times seemed to excite him more than hunting). We had a heated trailer. He never cooked a meal or offered to clean up after, promised to contribute something for trailer expense, and I haven't heard from him since. But I can see why he got no value out of the trip. He already knew everything about elk hunting and archery from watching YouTube videos and 9 months shooting a bow. I texted him on the 30th to see if he would contribute anything and a shocking surprise, no response. Ah, kids nowadays.  :chuckle: This may be it for the Pianoman. Not sure how worth it it is anymore.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: Special T on October 14, 2021, 01:45:00 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: 257wbymagkiller on October 14, 2021, 03:32:25 PM
Well dang know that I know you have low standards for someone in camp. I call dibs on the next time you go out  :chuckle:

That sucks. Sorry to hear that. The young generation is so lost.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on October 14, 2021, 03:39:08 PM
Well dang know that I know you have low standards for someone in camp. I call dibs on the next time you go out  :chuckle:

That sucks. Sorry to hear that. The young generation is so lost.

I'm sure you'd be welcome in my camp any time.  :tup: I do have low standards!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: IFunk on October 14, 2021, 03:50:32 PM
That's an unfortunate story.  When I saw your offer last year to camp it read like an ad for an mycologist/elk outfitter.  Only you're not out 10 thousand dollars.  8)
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on October 14, 2021, 03:54:41 PM
That's an unfortunate story.  When I saw your offer last year to camp it read like an ad for an mycologist/elk outfitter.  Only you're not out 10 thousand dollars.  8)

I would say that "you live and you learn." But I'll give anyone a chance to be a stand up guy and actually share camp with me. It's hard to know who you're inviting for what is to me the most important two weeks of the year. That's why I'm unsure I'll keep doing this.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: duckmen1 on October 14, 2021, 03:57:27 PM
Bad partners get the boot and never look back. Go solo or find a better partner. Works out much better then dragging feet of a useless partner. And future seasons success will reflect that. As well as the experiences are more memorable.

Sorry for the bad experience. Hope you find a partner worth keeping around.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: Bogie85 on October 15, 2021, 11:42:23 PM
Pianoman, if you go out for late archery elk. Count me in, I am still a newer hunter but I donít complain. I will bust my butt, carry my share, donate cash where necessary. And I can cook some stuff pretty well. I only know elk hunting in theory, from reading books and wee are watching videos. But I would assume I donít know a damn thing. I hunted solo for them early archery but didnít see anything.

And as a new hunter, let me apologize to you for that guy that ruins it for newbies like me. I didnít grow up hunting and never had family to teach me. I just decided I really wanted to do it. So I have been busting my hump for 5 years to get a blacktail but havenít been successful yet. But I have learned a lot from generous people like you and others on this forum that ended up with me being successful for getting turkey. Dream bird hunt for me and ended in an epic way. I am beyond grateful that people havenít given up on newbies completely. But I havenít asked to hunt with elk hunters yet because I just assumed that was one no one would want to take a newbie and that I would need to put in my effort to at least get my first blacktail before I could even ask. To wrap it up, If you happen to hunt late archery elk west side let me know. I would be happy to tag along even to just help carry meat out and bring my sidearm for bear protection/try to call for you.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: pianoman9701 on October 16, 2021, 07:15:32 AM
Pianoman, if you go out for late archery elk. Count me in, I am still a newer hunter but I donít complain. I will bust my butt, carry my share, donate cash where necessary. And I can cook some stuff pretty well. I only know elk hunting in theory, from reading books and wee are watching videos. But I would assume I donít know a damn thing. I hunted solo for them early archery but didnít see anything.

And as a new hunter, let me apologize to you for that guy that ruins it for newbies like me. I didnít grow up hunting and never had family to teach me. I just decided I really wanted to do it. So I have been busting my hump for 5 years to get a blacktail but havenít been successful yet. But I have learned a lot from generous people like you and others on this forum that ended up with me being successful for getting turkey. Dream bird hunt for me and ended in an epic way. I am beyond grateful that people havenít given up on newbies completely. But I havenít asked to hunt with elk hunters yet because I just assumed that was one no one would want to take a newbie and that I would need to put in my effort to at least get my first blacktail before I could even ask. To wrap it up, If you happen to hunt late archery elk west side let me know. I would be happy to tag along even to just help carry meat out and bring my sidearm for bear protection/try to call for you.

Thanks for your kind words. If I plan on late archery, it'll only be for day hunts from home in Ryderwood or Willapa Hills. Not a great deal for someone driving from Renton, but I'll still let you know. Thanks Bogie. You're a good guy.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: Bogie85 on October 16, 2021, 11:29:40 AM
Pianoman, if you go out for late archery elk. Count me in, I am still a newer hunter but I donít complain. I will bust my butt, carry my share, donate cash where necessary. And I can cook some stuff pretty well. I only know elk hunting in theory, from reading books and wee are watching videos. But I would assume I donít know a damn thing. I hunted solo for them early archery but didnít see anything.

And as a new hunter, let me apologize to you for that guy that ruins it for newbies like me. I didnít grow up hunting and never had family to teach me. I just decided I really wanted to do it. So I have been busting my hump for 5 years to get a blacktail but havenít been successful yet. But I have learned a lot from generous people like you and others on this forum that ended up with me being successful for getting turkey. Dream bird hunt for me and ended in an epic way. I am beyond grateful that people havenít given up on newbies completely. But I havenít asked to hunt with elk hunters yet because I just assumed that was one no one would want to take a newbie and that I would need to put in my effort to at least get my first blacktail before I could even ask. To wrap it up, If you happen to hunt late archery elk west side let me know. I would be happy to tag along even to just help carry meat out and bring my sidearm for bear protection/try to call for you.

Thanks for your kind words. If I plan on late archery, it'll only be for day hunts from home in Ryderwood or Willapa Hills. Not a great deal for someone driving from Renton, but I'll still let you know. Thanks Bogie. You're a good guy.

Day trips are still invaluable knowledge, I would happily drive out to learn and be some company. I drive to morton just to drop bait and come back lol, so thatís not much of a difference. Honestly I could come out the day before and look for eastern turkey and grouse too :). So it wouldnít be a waste.
Title: Re: Archery West Side Hunting Partner Needed
Post by: griz_64 on October 20, 2021, 05:37:56 AM
Pianoman, if you go out for late archery elk. Count me in, I am still a newer hunter but I donít complain. I will bust my butt, carry my share, donate cash where necessary. And I can cook some stuff pretty well. I only know elk hunting in theory, from reading books and wee are watching videos. But I would assume I donít know a damn thing. I hunted solo for them early archery but didnít see anything.

And as a new hunter, let me apologize to you for that guy that ruins it for newbies like me. I didnít grow up hunting and never had family to teach me. I just decided I really wanted to do it. So I have been busting my hump for 5 years to get a blacktail but havenít been successful yet. But I have learned a lot from generous people like you and others on this forum that ended up with me being successful for getting turkey. Dream bird hunt for me and ended in an epic way. I am beyond grateful that people havenít given up on newbies completely. But I havenít asked to hunt with elk hunters yet because I just assumed that was one no one would want to take a newbie and that I would need to put in my effort to at least get my first blacktail before I could even ask. To wrap it up, If you happen to hunt late archery elk west side let me know. I would be happy to tag along even to just help carry meat out and bring my sidearm for bear protection/try to call for you.

Thanks for your kind words. If I plan on late archery, it'll only be for day hunts from home in Ryderwood or Willapa Hills. Not a great deal for someone driving from Renton, but I'll still let you know. Thanks Bogie. You're a good guy.

Never really hunted that area, I know people that do.  Ill be out in mossyrock for late since I cant hunt winston during late season
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