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    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.[/QUOTE]
    Its just one of my personal peeves, because as a Hunter Ed and Firearms instructor I am always correcting students for misusing these terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    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!
    Thanks. That reminds me I need to write a letter to Air Canada, I didn’t appreciate having Weapons written on all my tickets/boarding pass! I also forgot to save them, or take a picture.
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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.
    Where did you bury him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 410001661 View Post
    Where did you bury him?
    The coroner concluded he would of survived had he not field dress him first .
    Time in the outdoors is never wasted

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    I have a white jacket and wear green pants or brown pants. Always have my orange hat on no matter what. I sometimes switch from white jacket to green all depends.

    Always have a orange face mask on as well.

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    I hear ya..., but the vast majority of bow & Turkey hunters wear full camo when still hunting.
    The onus is on the shooter.
    “Think safety first and then have a good hunt.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.S. View Post
    The onus is on the shooter.
    This is the bottom line...

    Regardless of how stupid people can be, assuming they are out there and being diligent with observing before raising your firearm is the best thing you can do for everyone's sake.

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    Great thread
    Comments.....
    1) Love the idea of wearing an orange hat, Never thought of that and have bow hunted now almost 10 years, Thanks
    2) This I almost guarantee you, had you been an individual that hunts once a year during gun season, you may have been trigger happy and pulled a trigger on movement, I hear so many people see movement behind a tree and shoot ,
    3) Weapons, Funny thing I was reading a season end report in Wisconsin, and they kept referring to deer being Killed, how many are Killed, Killed Killed Killed, and I am thinking the reporter should be shoot himself, I have and will always refer to my success as a Harvest, I learned this very young in my hunting days and it illustrates respect to the animal,

    Congrats to you for showing professional behavior,
    Great Post!

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    Had a somewhat similar encounter while waterfowl hunting over the weekend... hope you guys can correct me.
    Im in Camo, get to my spot an hour before sunrise, finish setting up and its almost 7am,

    Then I hear something approaching me from behind ... after a couple mins, I notice its 2 dogs and a hunter .. so I started yelling out to make sure they know im there ...

    Since then im trying to figure out what I did incorrectly and what I should do in future to avoid this ? I had my orange vest tied to a tree maybe 10 yards behind me, but they approached from another way ...

    I guess im also lucky he was not into shooting sitting ducks / my decoys. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ata83 View Post
    Had a somewhat similar encounter while waterfowl hunting over the weekend... hope you guys can correct me.
    Im in Camo, get to my spot an hour before sunrise, finish setting up and its almost 7am,

    Then I hear something approaching me from behind ... after a couple mins, I notice its 2 dogs and a hunter .. so I started yelling out to make sure they know im there ...

    Since then im trying to figure out what I did incorrectly and what I should do in future to avoid this ? I had my orange vest tied to a tree maybe 10 yards behind me, but they approached from another way ...

    I guess im also lucky he was not into shooting sitting ducks / my decoys. lol
    I've had this happen a couple times in land and water, it's also nerve racking when canoeing through tall reeds when you know others could be set up on your path. During daylight I just call out that I'm coming through if I don't have line of sight.

    This season I had guys pull up in a boat 2 minutes after legal and could hear them talking about the "geese are right there" (my decoys and me sitting directly in the line of fire behind) I didn't have my headlamp on so I scrambled to turn the flashlight on my phone to signal my presence. This is sort of the universal signal in my experience is to turn your light on and show your position when you hear others approaching. (Some folks like to blind you with a couple million candle power spotlight)

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