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Fatal Arizona Elk Hunting Accident

FATHER WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF TODD. TODD WAS AND AVID OUTDOORSMAN AND A TERRIFIC MAN. FATHER WAS PROUD TO KNOW HIM. WE FEEL DEEP SORROW FOR HIS FAMILY AND THE REST OF HIS FRIENDS.

HUNT HARD BE SAFE

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I hear you, AZMB, sounds like a sad accident. The people Todd was hunting with probably feel terrible.

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I feel for the family and hunting party and am truely sorry for the loss of a sportsman.

I was in the same unit on a hunt that started the 18th of November. Opening day my strategy was to get into an area before day light and hope to see the elk moving into the trees towards me. It was a pretty full moon right around that time and the elk had already moved passed me by the time shooting light came...I had plenty of orange on, just as the G & F spokesman said in the article...and I had several shots tear past me towards targets up above me at a range I felt was too close for comfort...I moved out into open area asap and got down to the level I thought the shots were coming from. The area was thickly wooded...I couldn't see them. Could they see me? I don't know.

Accidents, as horrible as the consequences are, will happen. There is a lot more involved than knowing exactly where your particular hunting party is....there are, many times, several hundred other hunters where you are that don't necessiarly know where you are going to be....

Just take the time, that sometimes you don't think you have, to make sure of what is beyond your target. What is more precious, the life of the game, or what may be beyond if you just shoot from the hip....and miss?

Once again, I am sorry for the loss.

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Sorry, didn't realize this post was from 2002. That doesn't change the point of the message...but my story was from 2005.

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