Lost Hunters Sleep Under Goat Skin
A father and son went hunting Sunday in the Bridger Mountains of Montana to fill their goat tag. After shooting their goat, they added the extra weight of the goat carcass to their packs. Then instead of returning the way they came, they chose a different route and assumed going downhill would be an easier task now that their packs had the extra weight. This was not the case, it was a very strenuous hike down and the pair got disoriented.
Nightfall was setting in on the pair. They started a fire, called their family to let them know they were lost, and their assumed location. Their cellphone died soon after the call. For extra warmth the men slept under the fresh goat skin.
The family of the lost men called 911, and responders got out around 11 pm but could not find the pair. Monday a helicopter was dispatched as well. Gallatin County Search and Rescue were able to find the men Monday morning and they were unharmed.
"Once again we remind hunters to be prepared," Incident Commander Deputy Mark Hernandez of the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said in the release. "A day trip can turn into a back country overnight stay very quickly. We urge hunters to take extra clothing, fire-making supplies, a first aid kit, a charged cell phone, extra food and extra water." The duo did do the right thing by calling after realizing they were lost, and building a fire and staying in the area. Glad that they were found safe and are home now. From KRTV.com.