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To go or not to go huntning along?

A lot of hunters, today prefer to go hunting along un the woods, but is it safe to challenge nature all by youself?

Despite the danger of animal attack, you can run on unequal hunters or just random trespassers.

Today, with different appliances like GPS and cell phones tracking systems, chances to get lost reduced significantly, all you need is just to make an emergency call and in 10 minutes the help will be on the way and in another 10 minutes you’ll see a helicopter over your head. There are always exceptions, but you can never foresee everything in your life. You never know….

Lee Van Luvender (22) left his home at 7 a.m. to go hunting and was found shortly after 10 a.m., lying dead outside his Jeep in a parking area off Hypsie Gap Road by another hunter. Upper Tunkhannock Creek. Van Luvender was wearing hunting clothes, carrying a hunting license and had been shot multiple times as reported by local police

After all the question of hunting along question highly rouse in local hunting communities.

If you are injured and unable to contact someone, a companion can always provide you with first help and get some help. But you need fully trust you companion. Hunting used to be more social kind of sport and you could see a loot of groups or families reserving this or that spot to settle for hunting weekend out. But lately most of people can take just on or two days to get off the city and some times it’s doesn’t match friend’s schedules, lack of hunting societies , etc… all that very important factors push hunter to go along.

May be that made hunting on private property is preferable. Because when you are dealing with public land, there are always a lot of problems with who shot what. In cases when one hunter wounded retreating deer and finished by another hunter, then both hunters claim to the kill… And some guys filled with after hunting excitement and adrenaline rushes are hardly could be controlled…

The question is to go or not to go along….

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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To go or not to go huntning along?

There is a certain amount of danger in doing anything and in doing nothing.
Live right, trust the lord and enjoy life. I would not give up my time alone in the woods. For what it is worth, most killings like you described are not random shootings.

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Location: Melvina, Wi.
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Right on Black Bear- not enough folks today are willing to take the conquences for their actions.

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Location: OlyWa
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If you can't go with me, I am going alone. I can't kill 'em from the couch, so if alone it is, so be it.

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Location: ontario
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The most dangerous part of hunting is from the time you start up the pickup in the driveway til you get off the freeway.

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Location: Hallettsville Texas
Joined: 12/21/2007
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It works really well with a partner if he hunts the same way you do.You work great as a team.Someone that hunts as hard as you do.But absolutley hate some one that gotta stop for a smoke,coughs,is slow,talks,makes to much noise.Like to be just as quiet as the deer,stay in the brush.Yep one time I was alone in the brush.Right in the middle of a big pack of wild hogs.I was looking for a tree real quick.A boar maybe 400 pounds old and gray with big tusk pass 20' from me.A big sow with pigletts looking at me.I just stayed very still,did not move.Lucky they kept going.Hunt alone?That can be a 50/50 question.Not only will those hogs kill you,they will eat you too.If you do hunt alone leave a note on the kitchen table,take your cell phone,at least let someone know your out hunting alone.Just in case you may find your self in a buch of wild hogs(poor man's grizzly).

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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billythekidrock wrote:
If you can't go with me, I am going alone. I can't kill 'em from the couch, so if alone it is, so be it.

Billy, That reminds me of a time I was scouting for bear bait sites and I found where some guy hauled an old couch way back in the woods overlooking a deer trail. Couch potato hunting stand or redneck hunting stand?

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Location: Palmer Ak
Joined: 03/24/2007
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hunt alone ,hunt any time you can,I do and the critters here are big an real.

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Location: OlyWa
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blackbear wrote:
billythekidrock wrote:
If you can't go with me, I am going alone. I can't kill 'em from the couch, so if alone it is, so be it.

Billy, That reminds me of a time I was scouting for bear bait sites and I found where some guy hauled an old couch way back in the woods overlooking a deer trail. Couch potato hunting stand or redneck hunting stand?

So you can kill one from the couch? Wow..I need to learn that one..

LOL..Great post.

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Location: Virginia
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It was definitely a RED NECK hunting stand. Thumbs up Big smile

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Dad died when I was a kid. A man who lived in the area was an avid fisherman. He took me along and we had years of good times fishing together. Lots of kids without a father around if you want someone to hunt with you.