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With Halloween being so close now I am interested in your scariest hunting event. This could be getting or almost being lost, shot, attacked by an animal, breaking through the ice, boat capsizing etc. None about almost getting busted though. Unless totally innocent.
 

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I will run this story back maybe 25 years ago for a scary event, abunch of us usually 6 of us always going out lots of times to sniper coyotes 4 of us would push the big bush and 2 snipers on point, every body got there turn pushing bush or being todays snipers, any way 1 buddy i will call him by his handle he had in those days as SKYHOOK, skyhook coming back to his toyota 4X4 i was riding with him that day , getting in i said you unload, he said saftey on, BANG his 223 fired and the bullet went right through the O on 20 on his speedometer in the dash of his truck, That scared the SH:T out of me, and we had a 6buddy discussion on that matter that night. and skyhook never ever let that ever happen again that i was aware of , we had a lot of good times back in those days , a scare does wake eveyone up .
 

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Hunting alone on Private land 5 or 6 years ago. I had been hearing shots not too far away the hour or so before last light. I had about a mile walk back to the truck across a field. By the time legal was done and I started walking back there wasn't much light left. All of a sudden I looked up and there was a truck spotlighting in the field I was on. I wasn't sure what to do. Hunker down till they left or just hustle back to the truck. I chose the latter.

Now I make a point of wearing those blinking red lights that they hand out to the kids at Halloween. Just so that I can been seen at dusk. I also got a remote starter for my truck with a range of a mile so I can start it from a distance.

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ldb pikester said:
Thanks KevinS. Good point about the light. I keep one in my hunting back pack.
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red light is a must for me walking out of the bush in some areas, if you buy a decent headlamp make sure it has the red led (gives off a little light to see where you're going also)
 
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WAS HUNTING IN ALBERTA 10 YRS AGO FOR ELK,WAS UP IN A TREWE STAND OVERLOOKING A OPEN VALLEY.IT WAS JUST STARTING TO GET DUSK WHEN I HEAR A CRASHING COMMING FROM BEHIND ME.KEEP IN MIND I'M ON A HOMEMADE TREE STAND MADE OUT OF PLYWOOD BACK THEN.CRASHING WAS GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER,THE EXCITMENT BUILDING.CLICKED SAFETY OFF AND WAITED,ALL OF A SUDDEN THE NOISE CAME FROM RIGHT UNDER MY FEET!STRUGGLING TO GET A GLIMPS OF WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO SEE,A COUGER WALKED OUT(4 LEGGED KIND LOL) AND COMENCED TO LOOK RIGHT UP AT ME.IT LOOKED AT ME FOR A FEW SECONDS(FELT LIKE AN HOUR) AND WALKED OFF TOWARDS WHERE MY TRUCK WAS PARKED.AFTER THINKING ABOUT A PLAN FOR A FEW MINUTES I GOT DOWN AND MADE A MAD DASH FOR MY TRUCK.I THINK I BROKE A RECORD BOLT COULDN'T TOUCH.
 

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WAS HUNTING IN ALBERTA 10 YRS AGO FOR ELK,WAS UP IN A TREWE STAND OVERLOOKING A OPEN VALLEY.IT WAS JUST STARTING TO GET DUSK WHEN I HEAR A CRASHING COMMING FROM BEHIND ME.KEEP IN MIND I'M ON A HOMEMADE TREE STAND MADE OUT OF PLYWOOD BACK THEN.CRASHING WAS GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER,THE EXCITMENT BUILDING.CLICKED SAFETY OFF AND WAITED,ALL OF A SUDDEN THE NOISE CAME FROM RIGHT UNDER MY FEET!STRUGGLING TO GET A GLIMPS OF WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO SEE,A COUGER WALKED OUT(4 LEGGED KIND LOL) AND COMENCED TO LOOK RIGHT UP AT ME.IT LOOKED AT ME FOR A FEW SECONDS(FELT LIKE AN HOUR) AND WALKED OFF TOWARDS WHERE MY TRUCK WAS PARKED.AFTER THINKING ABOUT A PLAN FOR A FEW MINUTES I GOT DOWN AND MADE A MAD DASH FOR MY TRUCK.I THINK I BROKE A RECORD BOLT COULDN'T TOUCH.
What a rush. eh?
 

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i don't think that would scare me not saying im a tough guy but seeing a big cat like that up close would be the highlight to me. I believe the only cat you have to be afraid of is the one you don't see, he's the one who will kill you
 

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i don't think that would scare me not saying im a tough guy but seeing a big cat like that up close would be the highlight to me. I believe the only cat you have to be afraid of is the one you don't see, he's the one who will kill you
Now that's scary cause I'm always not seeing cougars. :shock:
 

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brettwilby said:
i don't think that would scare me not saying im a tough guy but seeing a big cat like that up close would be the highlight to me. I believe the only cat you have to be afraid of is the one you don't see, he's the one who will kill you
Now that's scary cause I'm always not seeing cougars. :shock:
Me too...now I'm really scared, 'cause I've never seen one. :eek:
 

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Awe, come on guys there no cougars in Manitoba!!! :roll:


Scariest hunting event, Hmmmm... Well Me and a buddy and his Fiancee walked back into some thick back country in SE MB looking for a deer worth dragging all the way back to the truck... Well I seen one that was worth waiting til the very last second of shooting time... Well it didn't pan out and we decided to try a "short cut" through some black timber instead of staying on the rock ridges... Well my friends fiancee had been in a terrible accident a few month earlier leaving her with poor vision in one eye, so walking through the thick bush in the dark was hard enough for her... We hadn't gone fifty yards when all around us wolves began to howl, and close!!! I had the trusty Model 94 and my buddy had a .303, which both instantly got loaded for, well wolves... We could hear bush snapping and popping around us as the wolves escorted us back to the truck howling and barking the whole way... I thought walking forward was bad, I walk most of the way out backwards!!! It was scary to say the least!!! But we got back to the truck with a new respect for the other predators of the area!!! To this day its pretty tough to sit until dark in wolf country!!!
 

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A hungry cougar is like silent death. I hiked south of Bird Lake one spring, and saw cat tracks as big as my open hand, it gave me a chill up my spine. Thanks for sharing.
 

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My buddy (and fellow forum member) and I were hunting private farm land one evening and were in blinds about a half mile apart, and about a half mile off a public road. We talked via walkie talkie and learned that both had a few does in front of us but not the bucks we had been hoping to see. Not wanting to spook the does we waited until after legal shooting time to walk out hoping the darkness would cover us. As I was walking out, a truck drove by very slowly. they went past me but stopped in line with my buddy. Then a guy got out of the passenger side and leaned on the box lining up his gun right in the direction my buddy was walking out on! I had a sick feeling and thought the worste could be happening very soon. I yelled but was too far away to be heard. I scrambled to get my clip back in my gun and quickly fired two shots in the air. This got their attention and they quickly exited the area. After meeting up with my buddy he said he had seen what was going on and had dropped to the ground fearing he was going to be in the cross hairs too! My two shots didnt slow his heart rate any as he thought they came from the road. As they were driving away my releif was quickly replaced with rage and it was all I could do not to unload my clip a little closer to the truck-but I didn't. It was too dark to get any details about the truck so we couldn't seek any legal reaction.
 

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My buddy (and fellow forum member) and I were hunting private farm land one evening and were in blinds about a half mile apart, and about a half mile off a public road. We talked via walkie talkie and learned that both had a few does in front of us but not the bucks we had been hoping to see. Not wanting to spook the does we waited until after legal shooting time to walk out hoping the darkness would cover us. As I was walking out, a truck drove by very slowly. they went past me but stopped in line with my buddy. Then a guy got out of the passenger side and leaned on the box lining up his gun right in the direction my buddy was walking out on! I had a sick feeling and thought the worste could be happening very soon. I yelled but was too far away to be heard. I scrambled to get my clip back in my gun and quickly fired two shots in the air. This got their attention and they quickly exited the area. After meeting up with my buddy he said he had seen what was going on and had dropped to the ground fearing he was going to be in the cross hairs too! My two shots didnt slow his heart rate any as he thought they came from the road. As they were driving away my releif was quickly replaced with rage and it was all I could do not to unload my clip a little closer to the truck-but I didn't. It was too dark to get any details about the truck so we couldn't seek any legal reaction.
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Falling out of a tree while getting out of my stand a few years ago, right onto a boulder. It's not a cool feeling, even for just the second or two the fall lasted, to be falling to the ground helplessly. Then after hitting the ground, winded and hurt, figuring out what to do a mile from the truck. Fortunately my hunting buddy was across the field so as soon as it was dark I waved my flashlight and he came right over knowing something was up. He got my truck and off to the hospital we went. I still hunt in stands and love it, but I can tell you I am extremely anal and cautious about everything I do getting in and out of the stand and while sitting in the stand.
 

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Wolves, shooters from road and falling out of tree three great stories guys. Glad to see things ended well. But Clawj do you have any lingering problems from that fall. Sorry to hear of this.
 

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Back in 1989 after tagging out myself.A relatively new friend asked me to go deer hunting as it had been a few years since he had been out.I just loved being out in the field so I accepted the offer.We were hunting north of Inwood. The Clematis,Sandridge and just north of the golf course.I myself love still hunting the trails or finding a good ambush spot and wait for a deer to make a fatal mistake.
Anyways my buddy was a bigger guy who was kinda out of shape,overweight and smoked too much and his idea of hunting was driving the trails in his mercury tracer.Boring as hell and I was pretty sure we were not going to see a thing,But I had never hunted the interlake before and was actually just enjoying seeing the country.
It was around 2pm and we drove to a new area we get about a 1/2 mile off the road he stops the car and then chambers a .308 round in his brothers savage 99 he borrowed off his brother.I asked why are you doing that.He says "in case we see a deer".Not something I was very keen on,but him being older and having more hunting experience than I wasn't going to question it.But I did ask him "do you have the safety on" He said "yes....see" and at that moment pulled the trigger.
Well the butt end off the gun was under my left thigh the bullet blew the drivers side window out hitting about an inch below the bottom window sill and about an inch from shooting himself in the arm,his sleeve was covered in powder residue both our ears were ringing and it was a hell of a cold ride back to Selkirk as it was around -20 out,fortunately nothing but his pride was hurt in the incident.And I never hunted with him again.

Also in the early 90's I was still hunting and somehow managed to get caught in the middle of a deer drive and was almost shot by one of the pushers as I was snaking my way through the bush.I hit the ground fast and yelled "hello don't shoot" there never was a response from any of the pushers,It scared the living SHIT out me having a bullet whiz by me that close.I hunkered down for an hour counted my blessings that I was alive... let the drive pass,and walked back to my truck and was done hunting for that year.
 
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