or have a couple of buddies, or a big family group? When I first started deer hunting way back down in the early 70's we had a big hunting party that would gather at my Uncle Coony's. There would be about 10 or 12 of us all in one big hunting party. Right around 1980 my Uncle Coony past away and the big hunting party started deminishing. First some of his son's quit hunting with us. I guess it just wasn't the same without their dad to hunt with. But some of us 1st cousins kind of kept the hunting party going on for a few short years, but eventually we have all gone our own ways and some of us do our own hunting by ourselves. I eventually found myself to be a loner out in the woods. Which was alright at first cause I quickly realized that I could be a lot more successful then I ever was before. I went from lucky to see one, to being able to successfully harvest 3 or 4 per year. But lately I'm getting back into the interest of group hunting again. Just can't get a group up. I've been trying to get my young daughters interested in hunting and they have a lot of interest in it. However, my oldest daughter (12) is getting more interested in teenage things (boys also) and is showing the lack of interest in hunting. This makes me think the other two daughters will soon follow her. So I maybe back to being a loner very soon once again. I've been trying to get a couple of cousins interested in party hunting once again but they can't make any commitments due to jobs and family events. I envy those of you who have family to hunt with. The cameraderie, cook outs, bragging, that goes on. Enjoy it this year and hope it continues next year.