Seeing as we all have had a chance to vent about the dark side of our choice in hunting partners it seems only fitting we give the other side their due.
A few people come immediately to mind for me. A good friend of mine who I have shared many trips afield. He was in it for the hiking and adventure. Up the mountain down the mountain, rain sleet snow didn't matter just happy to be there. The kicker was he didn't want to shoot anything but would help pack anything I got. Dang, wish we still lived close together.
My 12 year old boy is the real deal. A true passion for anything outdoors. What more can a dad ask for than quality time in the field with his kid. The kicker there is he WANTS to spend time with his dad. That is not always the case with kids these days.
Last summer I had a couple guys from down south up for a deer hunt. A couple hours into the 4 hour climb through devils club on 60% slope. They look over at me and say "This is fun". I knew these guys were all right.