Some hunters prefer the solitude, but if you’re a new hunter it’s very important to use the buddy system, these seven reasons will make clear why hunting with a friend is a rewarding and helpful experience.
Bottom line, if you or your buddy gets hurt, there’s always someone to help. The most important thing is to know where each is located and communicate effectively
- Assisting with the Hunt
Having a buddy to help follow a blood trail or drag large game out of the woods is just common sense. Many hands make light the work and often a buddy can help you keep your sense keen.
- Good Advice
Especially for new hunters, having a buddy helps navigate the initial hiccups of hunting. A buddy will be able to provide reassurance of methods and if nothing else, can take pictures of the game you bag!
- Setting Up Near Each Other
You don’t want to ruin your buddy’s shots, but being able to see and hear your buddy keeps the mind calm.
- Covers All Areas for Good Shots
You only have a certain area of visibility, having a buddy adds another set of eyes and can even help you set up a great shot
Have prearranged times to meet up with your buddy, this way if the buddy isn’t there, or you’re not there one person can look for the other. This is especially important for safety.
Animals communicate with each other, so establishing a series of calls or signals is vital to having a great hunt. Don’t over-communicate, as that can ruin your buddy’s hunt.
New hunters should definitely have a buddy, but the buddy system is especially good for experienced hunters because the most important thing on a hunt is to be safe, and having a buddy increases safety greatly.