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#46 StrayCat

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 18:12

RIP to the woman. Unfortunate accident. 

 

Silly topic for a gun control debate - pretty much universally accepted that farmers can own and use guns. 

 

Big groundhogs in Ohio. They all have long hair as well, apparently. 

Have you ever seen a woman from the buckeye state?  One could easily be mistaken for a groundhog; especially at 165' !

 

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 22:34

Go Blue!


BOUYAH !!!!!!

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 22:38

Sounds like the farmer has bad eyesight.  He is almost 80.  Would be pretty hard otherwise to mistake the woman for a groundhog.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:23

If only they banned pellet guns, this tragedy would never have happened!

 

 

Obligatory /s tag.

One guy had a pellet gun, the other had the rifle.

 

Always be damned sure what you are aiming at.

 

Don't fire at just anything moving in the bushes.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:44

^ yup. And not just for firearms. About 40 years ago I took an arrow in my upper arm because someone wasn't watching what he was doing. Fortunately not a broadhead, a small game point at long enough a range it barely penetrated the skin, but still.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 14:52

^ yup. And not just for firearms. About 40 years ago I took an arrow in my upper arm because someone wasn't watching what he was doing. Fortunately not a broadhead, a small game point at long enough a range it barely penetrated the skin, but still.

 

Are you sure it wasn't to your knee? :p



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:36

No, the scar is on my left upper arm. Pretty sure it wasn't my knee. Glad as hell it was small game and not deer season or I'd have been hit with something like these,

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:59

For god sake. If you don't know what it is you're aiming at, then you shouldn't even be aiming at all, whether he had bad eyesight or not, that's the law of the land.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 19:27

No, the scar is on my left upper arm. Pretty sure it wasn't my knee. Glad as hell it was small game and not deer season or I'd have been hit with something like these,
 

 

Dude! You totally need to play more Skyrim! :p



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:05

I was sitting there, minding my own business with a blaze orange vest on, when WHAP! a bullet-point arrow is sticking out of my arm.

Pulled it out and was prepping my stitch kit to sew it closed when this idiot walks up looking for his arrow. I showed him the wound, broke the arrow, threw it at his feet then put my 12 guage automatic on my lap.

Never saw him again.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:54

I was sitting there, minding my own business with a blaze orange vest on, when WHAP! a bullet-point arrow is sticking out of my arm.

Pulled it out and was prepping my stitch kit to sew it closed when this idiot walks up looking for his arrow. I showed him the wound, broke the arrow, threw it at his feet then put my 12 guage automatic on my lap.

Never saw him again.

 

OK you're no longer known as DocM around here.. Now you're Rambo! :p

 

(And the arrow to the knee is a joke reference to a well known line of dialogue in Skyrim, btw. :p )



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:56

I don't play video games, so the reference eluded me.

No big deal closing your own wounds for experienced hunters & campers in these parts, especially those of us who take a tent deep into the north woods for 2-4 weeks to relax & decompress. File under 'Basic Skills.'