In light of the Solo Hunt thread I thought I'd start this one with a different spin on it. This is my favorite way to hunt.
For years hunting in Montana and up here moose hunting I went with a partner but once we got ready to hunt we would split up for the day. Hunt two different stands or two different drainages, etc. but have a rendezvous time and place. I like having a partner along but do not like hunting side by side with one if I don't have too. You double your chances of seeing game, get to move at your own pace, enjoy the solitude, etc. Usually us hunters are looking for one legal critter, sometimes but not too often you spot two at the same time and both guys can get a crack at them. When you spot an animal alone there's no question as to who gets the shot if one presents itself. One guy can be much quieter than two and when you stop moving you don't have to worry that your partner may still be moving and spook the game you just spotted. You can stalk game at your own pace ( or call) and get closer for the thrill of it were as your partner may want to start flinging hail mary shots. But, when you knock one down you can get your partner to help you out and share the experience with someone. Or if you are unsuccessful your partner may have knocked one down and you get share in the joy of his success.
When hunting like this you need to know how fast your partner moves and how well he will stick to the plan, etc. If he says he's going one way and goes another then you may end up on top of each other and defeat the whole purpose of splitting up.
The exception here for me was last year sheep hunting in new country on a walk in hunt 20 miles from the truck. We hunted side by side the whole time. It worked out but someday I would like to sheep hunt my old way if the conditions are right.
Yup, I like hunting solo with a partner. I say it's a win win.