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Postby Arthur Digbee » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:13 pm

There's an interesting discussion on a different blog about whether hikers move out of national forests and into national parks this time of year.

I know I certainly change my behavior during hunting season. I don't worry about small game or archery seasons, but deer opening weekend is to be avoided throughout the Midwest. I also stay away from pheasant areas because pheasant hunting rewards quick triggers.

How about the rest of you?
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby Hotoven » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:18 pm

I do keep doing my thing unless I'm bushwhacking. Then I wear bright colors. Hunters should know better, and if they don't, well that’s why we have lawyers.
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby Hotoven » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:27 pm

brabra wrote:A lawyer will not save you from being shot.

Sure he will, you just throw him in front of you! :D

you can sue to SOB who does shoot you or tries to shoot you.
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby Hotoven » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:40 pm

brabra wrote:Maybe he should sue you for being in his aim of fire. I just no not understand why Americans sue for everything. Hotoven can you please explain this to me.


Americans are money driven people. Anything they can make a buck on they will. With the right lawyer and asshole combined, a large amount of money can be made. There are wild cases out there and if you really wanted to, you could sue for just about anything.
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby Tanngrisnir3 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:51 pm

Arthur Digbee wrote:There's an interesting discussion on a different blog about whether hikers move out of national forests and into national parks this time of year.

I know I certainly change my behavior during hunting season. I don't worry about small game or archery seasons, but deer opening weekend is to be avoided throughout the Midwest. I also stay away from pheasant areas because pheasant hunting rewards quick triggers.

How about the rest of you?


I hunt and I hike, and out here in CA, there doesn't seem to be any problems (that I've ever heard of, in any case) to any significant degree where the two come into conflict.
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby ytimk » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:01 pm

This time of year in PA there is a lot of hunting going on. I just make sure to stick to the trails and I wear an orange thingy over my chest and back. Plus my day pack is yellow too.

I've never had any issues so far, but during rifle deer season here I stay out of the woods. I personally know a few people that hunt that shouldn't be in the woods and have a gun in thier hands, and I'm sure there are more people just like them. I'm sure 99% of hunters are responsible, but I know with my luck I will run into the 1%.
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby outofstep80 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:10 pm

Hotoven wrote:
brabra wrote:Maybe he should sue you for being in his aim of fire. I just no not understand why Americans sue for everything. Hotoven can you please explain this to me.


Americans are money driven people. Anything they can make a buck on they will. With the right lawyer and asshole combined, a large amount of money can be made. There are wild cases out there and if you really wanted to, you could sue for just about anything.


This is what is wrong with our country. I'm an claims rep for an insurance company. We have attorney's file suite on us for auto accidents our insured did not cause. They know they can get a few thousand out of us to go away. They understand it's cheaper than paying an attorney 22k to fight the case we know we will win. It's fucking bullshit. There is no integrity left in people.

Hotoven I'm not saying your one of those types I understand you just throwing the point out there. Not attacking you at all. But seriously, you could only sue if you live. :)

Edit: By the way I do hunt and gun season is a little scary, at least in my area. Seriously. You can't walk 50 yards without bouncing off someone.
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:41 pm

brabra wrote:A lawyer will not save you from being shot.


Wasn't that guy that Dick Cheney shot a lawyer?
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:51 pm

Fletch wrote:

Most hunters are qualified, but again, the 1% make the news. But there aren't a whole lot of sports out there that require you to take a government mandated educational course before you can enjoy that sport.


It's not just a question of qualification; some hunters think hunting is a party and like to drink a good bit when they are hunting.
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby outofstep80 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:55 pm

Buz Groshong wrote:Fletch wrote:

Most hunters are qualified, but again, the 1% make the news. But there aren't a whole lot of sports out there that require you to take a government mandated educational course before you can enjoy that sport.


It's not just a question of qualification; some hunters think hunting is a party and like to drink a good bit when they are hunting.


I would argue that those types of hunters are not qualified. Being safe is part of being qualified.
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Re: Hiking in hunting season

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:16 pm

Guys, brabra is a troll, or someone's avatar.
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