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    Just before sunrise I hear "snap". Then "rustle, rustle", "crunch", "snap, snap" and so on...

    From my tree stand my eyes track the path of travel of the sounds through the ticket. Then a glimpse of white! More glimpses of white as it moves toward one of my shooting lanes. I move my thumb to the crossbow safety ready to switch it.

    But now I can tell its going to be out of range by its direction. So I relax, take my thumb off the safety and peer in the morning light to see if its going to have antlers.

    Nope, no antlers. Because its not a deer. Its a bow hunter late going to his stand. He's wearing brown camo and...
    a white toque!!! (BTW there's zero snow)

    Pro tip: Don't dress like a deer.
    "What calm deer hunter's heart has not skipped a beat when the stillness of a cold November morning is broken by the echoes of hounds tonguing yonder?" -Anonymous-

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    It truly takes all kinds. That's where packing a paintball gun would've been handy, "tag! You are it!"

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    This is public land I'm guessing. Thats absolutely crazy, Guys got a death wish being dressed like that walking at daily in the bush

    Once I was walking across a field in about a foot of snow in all snow camo. It was about 10minutes before daylight in the dead of winter coyote hunting. Had my coyote decoy under my arm and got about 200 yards from the property line and I heard whistling.

    Went over and it was the neighbour doing the same thing, Im almost positive he had the scope on me by the way he talked (wasn't sure what I was in the dark just seeing wierd white silhouette)

    Makes me sick thinking about it and now I don't carry that decoy under my arm, This is private property far from eye sight from the road too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninepointer View Post
    Just before sunrise I hear "snap". Then "rustle, rustle", "crunch", "snap, snap" and so on...

    From my tree stand my eyes track the path of travel of the sounds through the ticket. Then a glimpse of white! More glimpses of white as it moves toward one of my shooting lanes. I move my thumb to the crossbow safety ready to switch it.

    But now I can tell its going to be out of range by its direction. So I relax, take my thumb off the safety and peer in the morning light to see if its going to have antlers.

    Nope, no antlers. Because its not a deer. Its a bow hunter late going to his stand. He's wearing brown camo and...
    a white toque!!! (BTW there's zero snow)

    Pro tip: Don't dress like a deer.
    First thing my hunter ed Instructor Dave Macintosh taught me. Don't wear white. Not even a white shirt.
    "When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on"
    - Theodore Roosevelt

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    Yep... natural selection is guaranteed, & Darwin was right.
    And a strong remainder to identify your target & the backstop before even thinking to push the safety.
    “Think safety first and then have a good hunt.”
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    That's a scary encounter for sure.... I always wear an orange hat while walking in or out when bow hunting. I've had a bow hunter walk out in full camo while I was bird hunting in thick cedars it really is scary to think what could happen in these scenarios.

    Did you manage to talk to the guy? Obviously he's oblivious to how dangerous that can be!

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    Safety reminder: It’s the person with the weapon’s responsibility to make 100% sure of the target and what is beyond it before raising it or touching the trigger/safety. You might lose some game by doing this sometimes but the alternative is unthinkable. If in doubt, even a bit, do not touch that gun or bow!

    For those of you that like to hunt in the dark, you must be able to see well before even thinking of shooting. Before sunrise and after sunset you cannot see well. Also make sure of the half hour before and after legality - before and after that your weapon must be cased.
    Last edited by Ahuntr300; November 22nd, 2020 at 12:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahuntr300 View Post
    Safety reminder: It’s the person with the weapon’s responsibility to make 100% sure of the target and what is beyond it before raising it or touching the trigger/safety. You might lose some game by doing this sometimes but the alternative is unthinkable. If in doubt, even a bit, do not touch that gun or bow!

    For those of you that like to hunt in the dark, you must be able to see well before even thinking of shooting. Before sunrise and after sunset you cannot see well. Also make sure of the half hour before and after legality - before and after that your weapon must be cased.
    Please stop calling firearms “weapons”!!
    It is bad enough when non-hunters use that misleading term, but unforgivable for a hunter to make that reference!
    By definition, a weapon is something used to inflict bodily harm. We use FIREARMS to HUNT legal game, not people!
    Hunters keep using that W word to describe their firearms, then complain about our guns being taken away...DUH!
    Last edited by genec; November 22nd, 2020 at 09:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahuntr300 View Post
    Safety reminder: It’s the person with the weapon’s responsibility to make 100% sure of the target and what is beyond it before raising it or touching the trigger/safety. You might lose some game by doing this sometimes but the alternative is unthinkable. If in doubt, even a bit, do not touch that gun or bow!

    For those of you that like to hunt in the dark, you must be able to see well before even thinking of shooting. Before sunrise and after sunset you cannot see well. Also make sure of the half hour before and after legality - before and after that your weapon must be cased.
    That's a good reminder on the legal responsibility.
    Thing is one would be foolish to put their safety in the trust that someone else will do everything prefectly.
    Accidents happen, its everyones responsibility to reduce the probability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    That's a good reminder on the legal responsibility.
    Thing is one would be foolish to put their safety in the trust that someone else will do everything prefectly.
    Accidents happen, its everyones responsibility to reduce the probability.
    Agreed. Someone should not go in the woods without taking precautions against other people during hunting season. Wearing a white hat during deer season or carrying a decoy is pretty dangerous.

    Genec, I wanted to generalize bow or firearm as this is a bowhunting thread. You are right, the use of the "w" word is not good - my bad.

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