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colt_45
15:34:13 Wed
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Dead Eye [d---] and the apology :

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woodsman1st
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Cute...but gallows humor and more fodder for the anti-gun nuts.
It's sad, but accidents do happen.

I knew 2 young men in their teens that went out deer hunting; both excellent shots. After spotting a nice buck the first young man braced himself against the trunk of a tree and took aim at the buck through his scope. His friend not seeing his friend taking aim stepped in front of the rifle just as the trigger was pulled. He was killed instantly. The young shooter spent several months in a hospital, under therapy for severe depression; two weeks after being released he took his own life. He just could not live with the knowledge that he had killed his lifelong friend.

That was back in the late 60's. That is when I decided to become a hunter safety instructor, and stayed with that for 15 or so years.

That was also an accident, very simular to Cheneys; an unseen companion stepping into the line of fire...happens every year.

Consequently, I urge everyone to take a little time to teach firearms safety to all new hunters regardless of age. While I do not like adding more gun laws; I would like to see a bill requireing all new gun owners be required to take a firearms safety class prior the purchase of their first firearm....REGARDLESS OF AGE OF THE APPLICANT.

That's my two cents worth on this subject.

  
bushbasher
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Geez, all the crap I've given you and you stand up for me reedog. Thanks, I'll try to be more understanding. Hey woodsman. My story was about a bunch of high school kids too. No we didn't have all the luxuries that you seem to thin hunters carry. I didn't shoot I ducked but the shot was good. It was about 75 yards and the deer was on a panic run.
I had gun safety when I was young. It was put on by the local police. They spent about 15 minutes talking about it then the rest of the time we shot at targets. You need to take it seriously to get something out of it and I doubt Cheney did. Remember its a sport and its lots more fun to be a little late than sorry.
I had same thing happen to me once shooting quail and I turned and my friends head was right in front of my gun. Thank god I didn't shoot. That bird was so trivial in my life it would have been the worst mistake of my life. It's about machoism and being the best great hunter that puts people in jeopardy.

  
colt_45
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woodsman1st ---------------------- I would be the last person on this board to be anti-gun . I have 2 safes full ( and this you wont like ) several scattered around the house .
But I'm sure we both know that not everyone should be allowed to own a 'beany flipper " , let alone a gun .
Gun safety is important unless it's carried to the point of making the gun ineffective .
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woodsman1st
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I agree with you Reddog, 100%. I also have a few guns placed around the house; I also carry full time and have for many years; as do my 3 daughters and my son.

You know the old saying: "Just because I am paranoid, doesn't mean they are not after me". lol

I particularly agree with your last sentence.

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I wish I had a few luxuries when I go fishing and hunting; particularly now that my knees creak, grate and ache. The only luxury I now have is a 30 year old, 15 foot travel trailer that I restored. I still use the coleman lantern and stove I was given as a wedding present back in 1959. I miss the days when I could just pitch a spike camp in any kind of weather, way back in the boonies. Getting old really sucks !

Hunter Safety training has really changed since you took it I guess. Even when I was teaching it, 15 hours of classroom study was required; and then a written test. The last day was on the shooting range. ...IF you passed the written test. My 9 year old Grandson will be taking it this year in time for turkey season; and my son tells me that the training is even longer now...much longer. I don't remember just what he told me; but I believe it is something like 30 hours or more now...I think that is great.

I agree with a lot of what you say in your last sentence BB; that is something that good instructors will stress.

I have found that one of the most dangerous situations that can happen while hunting, is when a bird flies between you and your hunting partner. That happened to my son and I this year while duck hunting. I was swinging left on the bird and my son was swinging right on the bird; we saw each other and our gun barrels went up and the bird got away. Sure glad I was hunting with my son that day and not some stranger.
My backside still has shot in it from hunting on a reserve when I was 18 or so. I was swinging on a pheasant as was some stranger; I spun right around instantly as soon as I saw him; and my backside was peppered pretty good with a load of 6 shot. That smarted pretty good. Consequently I never hunt in crowds of any kind; never hunt with strangers.

One of the most frightening things that can happen while out hunting, is to be looking through your binnoculars for a buck, or whatever, and see some moron looking back at you through his scope. That has happened to me several times in 50 or so years of hunting. That's what caused me to take up bow hunting many years ago. Can't pull a bow any more due to torn rotator cuff surgery, from geting bucked off some worthless horse; so I am back to gun hunting once again. That also is an issue that is normally stressed during hunter safety training.

  
woodsman1st
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How a fish saved my life...true story!

Years ago, when I was about 10, my dad took me deep sea fishing on a party boat. It was a full day trip and a long ride to the fishing grounds for Yellow Tail Tuna. I got bored sitting in the cabin with all the adults on the way out; so I went topside to just look around. I spent a little time on the bow (front) and finally ended up on the fantail (rear) of the boat.
I started tossing some baitfish up to the seagulls following the boat, and got a real kick out of the way they would swoop and dive after the baitfish I was throwing at them. I leaned over the fantail to watch them dive down for the baitfish, when a huge swell caught the boat; I lost my ballance and was very suddenly in the water.

Being only a fair swimmer at best; I became panic stricken and started to scream for help. Nobody heard me! And I watched the boat gert further and further away. I started to get very tired and was having trouble staying afloat....then I started to go under the water; and my short life actually did flash before my eyes.

You have heard how a drowning man will clutch at a straw trying to stay afloat? Well that's kinda what I did. As I was going down, for what I was sure was the last time, a small Puffer fish swam by me while i was sinking. Frantically I grabbed for it; got hold of it, and due to the spines on it's back I was able to hang on. Well that little Puffer fish swelled up full of air, into a large ball, as they do when you tickle their belly. Pretty soon I was floating on the surface and holding on to that Puffer fish for dear life.

After an hour or so my Dad noticed I was missing; and the boat came back at full speed looking for me. They found me floating on the surface, still holding on to that little Puffer fish with all my might. I was a pretty tired kid when they hauled me out of that water.

I still won't eat any fish that comes out of the ocean; every time I do, I think of that little Puffer fish that saved my life, and lose my appetite.

I know that is an unusual story; but it's the absolute truth; I swear!

  
colt_45
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Hey Bushbasher --------------- We are both into salt water fish , you want to tell him what Puffers "swell" up with , or should I .
Be nice , it was a good story .
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readingeye
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Woodsman,
I want to take you on my next camping trip so the kids can hear a good story around the campfire at night.

  
woodsman1st
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ANOTHER TRUE STORY FROM WOODSY

I have a long history of telling "true storys"; my children grew up on them. My oldest daughter and I were talking the other day and I mentioned how a very few in here seemed to doubt some of my true life adventures. She got to laughing and reminded me of somethi9ng that happened to her in first grade.

Along with such true storys as the time I rescued her from the jaws of a mountain lion; ( a mountain lion had grabbed her as an infant and ran off with her. I, swinging through the trees on vines like Tarzan: caught up with the lion stuck my hand down his throat, grabbed him by the tail and plumb turned him inside out!); were many other true tales she and her brother and sisters grew up on.

Well my daughter T. grew up with such tales as my being a blood brother to Geronimo, Cochise, Danial Boone, etc. I regaled her, and her siblings, with tales of my heroics, fighting the US Calvary along side my many Indian blood brothers.
When T. was in the first grade she told her teacher of my many exploits of heroism along side of my Indian blood brothers. Well the teacher thought it best to tell T. that those stories were not true; and I was just making them up. My daughter T. came home from school in tears; telling me about her teacher. I was infuriated with the teacher; but as it was a Friday, and the teacher had broken no laws, there was nothing I could do....but man was I pissed off!

I lived in Lake Tahoe at the time; and the next day took T. up to Virginia City to see the wild mustangs. Afterwards we stopped off at the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City; a local tourist trap and a fun place to go.

Unknown to me, a friend of mine, nicknamed Tiny, was working in there on the weekends. Now Tiny was a full Apache Indian, and normally was in charge of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Carson City. Tiny was about five foot five; weighed about 250 pounds; had hair way down to his waist or so; and had the loudest voice I have ever heard.

As T. and I entered the Bucket of Blood I heard a loud, very loud, war whoop; and someone hollered out "WOODSY". There was tiny in full Indian regalia; buckskins, warpaint, full head-dress, waving a tomahawk and charging towards me. He gave me a huge bear hug; laughing and hollering all the time. Tiny was NOT a quiet man. After he got through mauling me, I went to introduce him to my daughter who was standing there with her mouth wide open and eyes bugging out of her head...slightly scared.. Well Tiny picked her up and gave her a hug as well and put her at ease. We went over to the bar and sat T. on a barstool (legal in Virginia City). Before Tiny and I could start talking, T. told Tiny what her teacher had said about my exploits as a blood brother to various Indians. Well Tiny was a true friend.

Tiny cut a thong off his buckskins; took an eagle feather out of his war bonnet, turned T. around on the bar stool, and began braiding her hair into a ponytail; weaving the buskskin thon

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