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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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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2017, 10:44:04 AM »
Very sad and prayers sent to the family. Glad they got some closure and they were able to find him and be able to lay him to rest.

It said not far from his rig. That country is thick and there was a lot of people looking for him.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2017, 11:41:05 AM »
Reminds me of something that my dad and I were talking about the other day.

When I was 15(1985) my parents got a call about 7pm at night from the daughter in law of a gentleman who had gone missing. They had found his truck parked beside an asparagus field and figured he had stopped to do a bit of pheasant hunting. She asked us if we could go to the field and help search for him. So dad and I grabbed flashlights and because the field was only a mile down the road we were the first ones there. I think one of his sons was the only other person there. I set out going one way around the field, my dad another way and the son another direction. Soon after the cops showed up along with another 10-15 people. The police organized a grid search through the chest high asparagus.

To make a long story short he wasnt a hundred yards from his pickup in between a ditch and the field when one of his sons found him. I think I walked right by him in the dark with my flashlight a short time earlier and never saw him. There was nothing that could have been done anyway as he had had a massive heart attack and died. Still...he was right there, why didnt I see him?

I can remember it like it was yesterday.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2017, 12:26:16 PM »
So sad  :'(
I hunt solo often and will for sure think about this for a while. 
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2017, 01:18:20 PM »
That's a shame. Many of my family including myself hunt solo often. My hope is that it was quick. Rest easy hunter. Glad there is closure for the family, despite being such a horrible closure.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2017, 04:57:59 PM »
Very sad indeed,  prayers to his friends and family. In honor of Joel, I took a shot and left one for him.
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2017, 05:04:57 PM »
So sad. Thoughts and prayers to his family
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2017, 09:37:18 PM »
Sad, hunting solo can b risky business
I solo hunt myself, I've fallen off the mountain and was able to drag my way out. But every time I read about a hunter out solo dying in the field it sure gets me thinking about my own situation. It's got me seriously looking at a spot. Won't prevent an accident, but it might prevent a tragedy.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2017, 09:45:51 PM »
 Very sad.

 The name sounds very familiar, was he a member on here?
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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2017, 10:46:18 PM »
Reminds me of something that my dad and I were talking about the other day.

When I was 15(1985) my parents got a call about 7pm at night from the daughter in law of a gentleman who had gone missing. They had found his truck parked beside an asparagus field and figured he had stopped to do a bit of pheasant hunting. She asked us if we could go to the field and help search for him. So dad and I grabbed flashlights and because the field was only a mile down the road we were the first ones there. I think one of his sons was the only other person there. I set out going one way around the field, my dad another way and the son another direction. Soon after the cops showed up along with another 10-15 people. The police organized a grid search through the chest high asparagus.

To make a long story short he wasnt a hundred yards from his pickup in between a ditch and the field when one of his sons found him. I think I walked right by him in the dark with my flashlight a short time earlier and never saw him. There was nothing that could have been done anyway as he had had a massive heart attack and died. Still...he was right there, why didnt I see him?

I can remember it like it was yesterday.

Similar story, A cousin of mine took his own life on a hunting trip back in 1991. As we left camp that morning he told me he was headed to the same spot he shot a buck the year before, I knew the area well. That night when he didn't show up at camp we called the sheriff and the next morning a search party showed up and spent 3 days searching the area, this included 2 days with a helicopter in the air, they didn't find him. Family and friends spent 3 more days searching before we found him, he was maybe 50' from where he shot the deer the previous year, I personally searched that area 3 times and you could see numerous pieces of marker tape from SAR in the area but they never saw him either. He was wearing a blaze orange jacket, but the way he fell next to a log made him nearly invisible unless you walked within about 10' of him.
Luckily, or unluckily for him, a family friend happened to stumble across his body. Never want to go through something like that again.

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Re: Missing Elk Hunter GPNF Update on 2nd page
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2017, 08:22:38 AM »
Very sad.

 The name sounds very familiar, was he a member on here?

I thought of Pastor Joel when I read the name. He just posted yesterday so it wasnt him.

 

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