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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2017, 09:58:07 AM »

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2017, 10:49:44 AM »
Real easy to get turned around in Indian Heaven especially with fog and snow.  All the meadows look the same - have gone in a circle more than once up there.  This would be a great day for prayers to be answered.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2017, 12:14:35 PM »
My son was reading about this on Facebook. He looked at me and said "we seen cat tracks all over the 574, and every year there seems to be that much more". We hunt just south of the Forlorn Lake's. I told my son that anything is possible.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2017, 12:52:29 PM »
I hunt near the Indian race track area and with those lava fields sometimes the compass is all over the place. Definitely could be a part of the problem. Hope he turns up.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2017, 12:58:44 PM »
Wonder if SAR has an overlay map of the grid search...I look at that map and make a guess where I would hunt at...but now with this much snow you could walk right by him...still holding out hope.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2017, 01:51:49 PM »
Does anyone find it odd that he left his truck keys in the truck? Makes me wonder.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2017, 01:56:17 PM »
Lava beds and hunting alone, bad idea. Hope he is found.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2017, 02:10:18 PM »
Saying for prayers for this guy and his family. An InReach is going on my Christmas list this year.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2017, 03:05:37 PM »
Does anyone find it odd that he left his truck keys in the truck? Makes me wonder.

That is very odd  :dunno:

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2017, 03:16:19 PM »
Prayers sent for this guy to be found if it's not too late.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2017, 03:53:17 PM »
Does anyone find it odd that he left his truck keys in the truck? Makes me wonder.

That is very odd  :dunno:
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Didn't realize the keys where in his truck...very odd. Probably not normal for him.. makes one wonder.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2017, 04:33:07 PM »
I usually leave my keys in my truck. Don't really need them in the woods, and when I do it's because I'm getting back in my truck. May not be to unusual

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2017, 06:06:07 PM »
Leaving the keys in the truck is not unheard of, I've known guys that do it in case something happens. If you lose your gear or fall you still have a way out.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2017, 06:10:03 PM »
Guess I'm a little jaded. I prefer my truck is there when I get back to it...I don't trust people enough to leave my keys anywhere in the area...

In this case I guess we don't know. Could be normal for him..

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2017, 06:14:55 PM »
Leaving the keys in the truck is not unheard of, I've known guys that do it in case something happens. If you lose your gear or fall you still have a way out.

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Yep all of my family and hunting partners know exactly where I leave my keys. In an emergency, someone can get my rig. Or if I kill something far from my rig, someone can grab it and move it closer without having to come to me first.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2017, 07:29:19 PM »
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2017, 07:43:04 PM »
Leaving the keys in the truck is not unheard of, I've known guys that do it in case something happens. If you lose your gear or fall you still have a way out.

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Yep all of my family and hunting partners know exactly where I leave my keys. In an emergency, someone can get my rig. Or if I kill something far from my rig, someone can grab it and move it closer without having to come to me first.

 :yeah:. Depends on the situation how far I am from the truck, but they usually stay in the truck or somewhere else like in the bed near the tailgate.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2017, 02:42:25 PM »
I leave my keys behind, usually hide them somewhere in truck. I have this fear that ill drop or loose them in the woods and not realize it until I'm back to my rig, then id really be in a bad situation. Hopefully he was thinking the same thing.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2017, 03:10:52 PM »
I put my keys in my back pack hooked to a zipper cord with a carabiner zipped up into a pocket.All my hunting group knows this also.I do this because of fear of losing them.If i lose my huge pack then well you know.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2017, 04:30:00 PM »
tag - I sure hope he's found. Doesn't appear to be any recent update with news on the FB page.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2017, 04:34:30 PM »
Keys in my pocket, spare key on a survival lanyard around my neck and a spare hidden on or near the truck.  I loose my keys on a regular basis and don't like walking to town.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2017, 04:38:37 PM »
I take two sets usually. One for me and other to hunting partner.  Although for elk we hunt in teams, so i leave a key at camp.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2017, 09:56:46 AM »
*UPDATE*

Presler Has been found, not alive. The family doesn't have to wait tell spring for some closure. RIP!!

http://koin.com/2017/11/25/missing-vancouver-elk-hunter-found-dead/
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 11:16:12 AM by Jason »

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2017, 10:34:26 AM »
Sad, hunting solo can b risky business

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2017, 10:35:37 AM »
Damn it .prayers to the family
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