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#5549433 - 01/18/15 07:51 AM Forgot my rifle
allterrain Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/21/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Arlington Tx
On the last morning of doe and spike season I get to my hunting area and open my gun boot and it was empty. I often leave my rifle in my gun boot overnight but I forgot that I took it out last night. The first braze of light was creeping up in the horizon so it was to late to go back to camp. Loaded only with my trusty 7 1/2 inch barrel ruger 45 I bravely sit in my stand hoping for a pig to step out within 50 yards. But as hunting goes I will probably just sit in my stand for the last time this season wishing and hoping. It was a slow season for animal movement but I had a great year of hunting.
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#5549455 - 01/18/15 08:15 AM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
White Falcon Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1351
Loc: Holly Lake Ranch Tx.
But you did get to go!!

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#5549465 - 01/18/15 08:22 AM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
allterrain Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/21/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Arlington Tx
Yes i did get to hunt this morning. I enjoy every minute in the woods. Seen 4 promising young bucks this weekend.
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#5549475 - 01/18/15 08:31 AM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: White Falcon]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
Originally Posted By: White Falcon
But you did get to go!!

he had me rofl with bravely sitting in his stand with his loaded 45 flag
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#5551341 - 01/19/15 08:35 AM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
landsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4572
Loc: Annetta TX
Been there done that
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#5555558 - 01/21/15 10:02 AM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
lexingtontexas Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 230
Ouch!
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#5555738 - 01/21/15 11:27 AM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 9299
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
What's bad is when you get 30' up in a tree in your tree climber on opening morning and realize you dont have your release. Been there.
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#5555819 - 01/21/15 12:02 PM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
pigplinker Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 762
Loc: Ben Wheeler,Tx
I always practiced with fingers also just in case the release malfunctions.

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#5556020 - 01/21/15 01:05 PM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
jdickey Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 3649
Loc: Waco, Texas
At least you didn't drive 200 miles and remembered that you forgot your rifle! Did that on my very first elk hunt to New Mexico. Borrowed my cousin's rifel when I got there!
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#5556032 - 01/21/15 01:08 PM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
cyberpyrot Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/24/13
Posts: 915
Loc: Houston, TX
I would have just climbed on the feeder and waited with my buck knife.
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#5556519 - 01/21/15 05:22 PM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3022
Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
What's bad is when you get 30' up in a tree in your tree climber on opening morning and realize you dont have your release. Been there.


Ouch
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#5556809 - 01/21/15 07:46 PM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
Reverseseven Offline
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Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 2329
Loc: Weatherford
Man I only got to go to lease twice this year. I would gladly go empty handed just because

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#5557059 - 01/21/15 10:21 PM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: Reverseseven]
Emmett Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/11/08
Posts: 56
Loc: Round Rock, TX.
Originally Posted By: Reverseseven
Man I only got to go to lease twice this year. I would gladly go empty handed just because

I'm with you on that one..
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#5560006 - 01/23/15 09:49 AM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
redfred Offline


Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 1352
Loc: La Porte
My dad used to go to Colorado deer hunting every year. One trip, he hiked almost a half mile from camp before he realized he left his ammo in the Jeep. He saw the biggest buck of his life walk right by. He went back to camp, got the ammo and went back, but never saw that deer again. When he got back to Texas, one of the first things he did was to take off the butt plate, drill a couple of holes on the butt stock, and slip in a couple of cartridges, just in case it ever happened again.
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#5560015 - 01/23/15 09:52 AM Re: Forgot my rifle [Re: allterrain]
Choctaw Offline
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Registered: 11/13/04
Posts: 4118
Loc: Texoma
I usually only hunt with a Ruger chambered in 45 Colt. You were alright. up
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