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Offline Curly

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Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« on: February 03, 2018, 05:14:17 PM »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/robert...s-baltimore-maryland-hunter-unconscious/

BALTIMORE -- A Maryland waterfowl hunter was flown to the hospital Thursday after he was struck unconscious by a duck he had just shot out of the sky, authorities say, CBS Baltimore reports. Robert Meilhammer, 51, was hunting with others in Easton near the Miles River shortly before 5 p.m. when the dead goose fell from the sky.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police said the hunter was sent to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was treated for head and facial injuries. Meilhammer has been listed in stable condition, officials said.

Officials drove Meilhammer to Easton Airport via ambulance out of an abundance of caution. He was then airlifted to the trauma center.

Maryland Natural Resources Police, Talbot County Sheriff's Office deputies and local EMS responded to the scene.
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Re: Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 05:19:00 PM »
I've had to duck the goose a lot

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Re: Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 05:31:16 PM »
I caught a mallard a few years ago that I had just shot. Thought that was pretty cool.
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Re: Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 06:14:26 PM »
I took a glancing blow from a mallard I shot overhead on my left side. I wasn't able to fully move out of the way and just tried to lean out of the way. It hit me on my back shoulder and hip...it really hurt!
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Re: Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 06:17:22 PM »
Cousin cracked a rib by a falling duck. Big group came in, few guys shot and one of the hit birds went directly into the blind. Cousin was watching a bird he hit and didn't see it coming.  :yike:
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Re: Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 07:23:32 PM »
He must not have know how to play duck duck goose.  :chuckle:
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Re: Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 07:38:37 PM »
 :yeah:    :yike:

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Re: Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 08:37:38 PM »
Got hit with a wigeon a few years back when we had a flock overhead and had a goose hit me in the chest in a layout blind years back.  Also had to dodge a few in years past.  Seems to happen more when in larger groups as you may not see what someone else is shooting at.
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Re: Ever get hit by a falling goose?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 09:07:10 PM »
I got this one on my GoPro. Pretty dang close

 

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