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Old 11-21-2020, 10:56 AM   #1
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Who to call when someone dies while on your deer lease?

A friend of mine died sitting in his stand and his son found him.

I've been told you must call the Game Warden to report it. Is this true?
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:58 AM   #2
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911
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:59 AM   #3
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Any law enforcement.

I hate it for you guys and especially his son.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:02 AM   #4
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Ah, man, that's terrible. Call the sheriff on the regular number, not 911.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:02 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear this. I would think 911 or any law enforcement.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:05 AM   #6
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sorry for your loss

I would have called 911 and asked
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:06 AM   #7
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Terrible. I'd call the county sherrif's department.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:07 AM   #8
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911

They will get the right people out.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:15 AM   #9
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911.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:15 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear the bad news. But I cant think of a much better place to pass away then sitting in a deer stand.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:16 AM   #11
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If you're not in a city, call the county sheriff.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:32 AM   #12
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Terrible. I'd call the county sherrif's department.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:37 AM   #13
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Unattended deaths (non medical) you should notify the local law enforcement authority. They will handle the rest (Justice of the Peace, funeral home, etc). Sorry for your loss.
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:29 PM   #14
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Sheriff or constable they will get a hold of jop to certify time of death and have body moved
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:32 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear the bad news. But I cant think of a much better place to pass away then sitting in a deer stand.
This! Sorry for your loss!
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:37 PM   #16
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We had a lease member die in camp about 10 years back. Because of the unusual nature of his death, not only was the sheriff there for 3-4 hours, the county coroner came and did an investigation as well
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Old 11-21-2020, 02:02 PM   #17
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Holy ****... Prayers
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:06 PM   #18
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Sorry to hear, terrible for his son. Prayers up for all.

Also, agree with others that he died doing what he loved and was in the presence of the Creator and His Creation.
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Old 11-22-2020, 12:28 AM   #19
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We had a lease member die in camp about 10 years back. Because of the unusual nature of his death, not only was the sheriff there for 3-4 hours, the county coroner came and did an investigation as well
You still hunted that evening, didn't you?
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:20 AM   #20
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Prayers up for the son and family
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:11 AM   #21
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9-1-1 would be a good start. Sorry for the loss.
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:23 AM   #22
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If you're sure the person had passed there is no need to call 911.

Find the sheriff non emergency number and call them

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Old 11-22-2020, 11:21 AM   #23
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I would call the landowner first.


please excuse brevity and dictation errors.
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Old 11-22-2020, 12:16 PM   #24
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You must first call the game warden to see if you can use the guys deer tags. Kidding. Not sure why anyone would feel inclined to call a warden unless the guy was accidently shot or something hunting related.
Sorry about the loss sir.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:19 PM   #25
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You still hunted that evening, didn't you?
Given the degree of terrible in that story, Iíd bet not. Yikes!

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Old 11-22-2020, 02:21 PM   #26
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What happened after all? This also worries me being in the middle of nowhere and hunting with older guys. I’m the youngest at 35.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:01 PM   #27
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I knew someone whose grandfather died in Mexico and someone in Mexico suggested propping him up and driving him back to USA and then notify U.S officials
They didnít and Mexico officials took along time to process the paperwork
Here in the USA call 911 or sheriffs department,
Game wardens are state troopers and have 4x4 trucks so 911 will probably notify them

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Old 11-22-2020, 03:02 PM   #28
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Worry won’t add a minute to your life or anyone else’s. Thank God when you go to sleep at night and thank Him if you wake up the next morning. God says the He sets life and death before you and to choose life!
Does knowing that a loved one is born again or in Heaven make these occurrences any easier? At the time no it doesn’t. But we need to live everyday like our last.
So sorry about the young mans father brother. Glad y’all were there to help him through the first part of life without his Dad.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:13 PM   #29
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Man that is Awful.
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:12 PM   #30
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Who to call when someone dies while on your deer lease?

A friend of mine died sitting in his stand and his son found him.

I've been told you must call the Game Warden to report it. Is this true?
Any chance his name was Brad?
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