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#5958745 - 10/03/15 08:26 AM First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS
texaspirate Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 114
After many years of hunting I had my first Bad experience with another Hunter / Near miss. I was hunting yesterday at an MLD ranch and we went out for possible exotics (cull animals), before the opening of MLD whitetail today. I was with the ranch owner on spot and stalk. Another group was together with an "experienced hunted" in a large blind and three inexperienced with him. Long story short... we were hunting over 400 acres... Those in the large blind decided to take a 280 Yard shot or more on a gemsbok through the bush ( in my view grossly irresponsible for the animal, or others) , and that bullet landed about 60 yards in front of me..... I saw it hit, when we heard the shot.

Needless to say, I packed up my things, and left and did not stay for the rest of the hunt.

One thing is for sure, I will absolutely Never again hunt with people I do not know well, even if with ranch owner and " experienced" guides should they have others with them.

I count my blessings.... Stay safe out there.... take care and God Bless

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#5958751 - 10/03/15 08:30 AM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Small HF tract like that, things are gonna happen. They should be especially careful. Hope the owner gets the point behind your leaving.
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#5958776 - 10/03/15 08:50 AM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
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Registered: 02/15/14
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Loc: TX
280 yards is a chip shot for some.
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#5958780 - 10/03/15 08:51 AM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
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Besides that a 400acre high fence isn't much of a hunt, more like animals trapped in a cage with nowhere to go.
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#5959009 - 10/03/15 12:27 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
texaspirate Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
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For Dog Down, its not the 280 yards, its the 280 yards in the type of country..... Basic rule of gun safety... know whats your target lane and what is beyond it.... On the 400 high fence, I agree..... I nearly always only hunt the 2000 acres of free range in front... We were sent in to remove a damaged mangled gemsbok and another oryx.... specifically....

Point Im making is simple... know who your hunting with and where.... Shared my experience to heighten awareness not get poked at for hunting in a high fence or being criticized

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#5959217 - 10/03/15 03:51 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
Originally Posted By: texaspirate
For Dog Down, its not the 280 yards, its the 280 yards in the type of country..... Basic rule of gun safety... know whats your target lane and what is beyond it.... On the 400 high fence, I agree..... I nearly always only hunt the 2000 acres of free range in front... We were sent in to remove a damaged mangled gemsbok and another oryx.... specifically....

Point Im making is simple... know who your hunting with and where.... Shared my experience to heighten awareness not get poked at for hunting in a high fence or being criticized


cheers know the feeling... 99% of people on texasHF have never meet... i get laughed at made fun of just cause of me english... Yet when huntsolo on WMA safety is always first... 3-5 rounds in AR, it is just a . 223 & cheap 55gr ammo... Wear orange cause usualy walken in thick stuff, & limit my shots ta close range even when in more open terrian... flag
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#5959242 - 10/03/15 04:07 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 3589
Loc: Boerne, Texas
So you saw the bullet hit 60 yards in front of you?

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#5959350 - 10/03/15 05:40 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
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Registered: 02/15/14
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Your the dude walking around in the brush 300 yards from a stand with 3 inexperienced hunters.. sounds like you didn't know your surroundings or where u were. Why in the world would you be so close to them. Maybe they did see you and got pissed for ruining their hunt and gave u a warning shot.
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#5959360 - 10/03/15 05:49 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
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If you knew they were in a blind on a 400 acre hf, why were you out walking around? Why not let them have their hunt? Did you coordinate with them to let them know you'd be out walking around and the area you'd be in? Sounds like both parties may have been in the wrong.


Edited by 68A (10/03/15 05:51 PM)

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#5959372 - 10/03/15 05:58 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
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Sounds like the land owner was trying to put as much $ in his pocket as he could get away with.
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#5959410 - 10/03/15 06:48 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: 68A]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5543
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: 68A
If you knew they were in a blind on a 400 acre hf, why were you out walking around? Why not let them have their hunt? Did you coordinate with them to let them know you'd be out walking around and the area you'd be in? Sounds like both parties may have been in the wrong.


Agreed! I see both parties at fault here. You shouldn't have been walking around that close to where they were hunting and they shouldn't have taken a shot they weren't capable of making.

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#5959524 - 10/03/15 08:24 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
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Registered: 08/19/09
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The OP is not at fault, nor is the other group of hunters. It's all on the land owner, or outfitter, or maybe the guide.
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#5959584 - 10/03/15 08:58 PM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: texaspirate]
crooked horn Offline
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Registered: 01/20/14
Posts: 67
Loc: Brown County
I'm not going to be as 'mean' as some of the previous posters, but yea, probably not a good idea to be walking the woods with other hunters on stand. At least nobody got hurt. (Unless it was at the camp house after!)
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#5960020 - 10/04/15 09:20 AM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: crooked horn]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5543
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: crooked horn
I'm not going to be as 'mean' as some of the previous posters, but yea, probably not a good idea to be walking the woods with other hunters on stand. At least nobody got hurt. (Unless it was at the camp house after!)


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#5960022 - 10/04/15 09:22 AM Re: First BAD Experience ... NEAR MISS [Re: postoak]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: postoak
The OP is not at fault, nor is the other group of hunters. It's all on the land owner, or outfitter, or maybe the guide.


Yes, this is true. But if I knew others were going to be hunting in a ground blind on 400 acres I don't think I would spot and stalk. I think I would have asked a lot of questions and would have went and sat in a stand.

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