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Mopar1973Man

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Well I'm home quick... The hunter walk past his trail missed camp and didn't return to camp that night but walked into base camp we had at the bottom of the mountain. So it was a nice ride on the ATV...The hunter had a good sense of humor he standing there next to the Sheriff and said, " Yeap! I'm the one you want to kick the crap out off. Everyone row up and take your shot!" I laughed a bit and told it best that your still sucking air and alive to tell us you OK. That's the good news! :thumbup2:

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i got lose for about 2 hours on Friday. I came out a road i had never been on and ended up about 20 miles of courses. I have lived and hunted my all my life in the Colockum area and i could not have told you where i was. Ended up calling my dad at work when my cell phone finally connected and he found on a map by land marks where i was. Thank god for my dad and he always has a map of the area in is dump truck. I felt like a ___ not knowing but i had never been to that side in my life. Needless to say my 4 hour quick trip turned in to a 9 hour grind on some of the worst roads you can imagine. Good news is that i did see a lot of elk and did get a shot. Which i missed :banghead: . That why you always have a full tank when you leave the house. That is the one think my dad always has drilled into my head.

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To JagI and others who reponded to Mike's S&R activities let me explain a little about what takes place here in the wilderness area. A hunter/hiker gets lost and as night falls the sheriff's office begins to get the calls. There are 62 miles of canyon floor here covered with ranches, homesteads and spit-size communities. The call goes out to the S&R members about 3AM to prepare for a search. In a relay form, each member calls his partner or other member. A designated base camp is already given and to meet there at daybreak. At 3AM Mike has notified me that a search is activated and he begins to go in and out the door checking and re-checking is gear. He puts it all together, may have a stack of toast and oj., and sits down at the computer to kinda unwind. He's calling his partner in the middle of the night and bouncing procedures off of one another. Diesel (our doberman) is excited because he thinks he's going and he's racing right along behind Mike. It is still dark but daybreak is just over the ridge now and Mike goes out the door. Just another S&R!!!!!!!!

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Mom,He wasn't "lost".............he only didn't know where he was!!!!:duh: I've gone on a couple hunting trips to Colorado with "guys" like that, and I wouldn't trust them with anything, let alone my life or someone else's!!! In the camps I was in, it wasn't hard to spot them.:cookoo: I often wonder why we take such pains to "save" folks like that??!!!:smart::shrug: Doesn't matter whether it's out by you and Mike, or in the inner city or even suburbia like where I'm at...............I cannot help but think sometimes that we're not improving the species at all..................based on the daily news and such!!!:soap:Sorry, had to vent...............went pheasant hunting at the state place on a Sunday, and all the weekend warriors were out!!!!:duh::cookoo: LaterJoe

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