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Old 01-03-2021, 02:10 AM   #1
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Has anyone heard about the gentleman that went missing over in Crowell TX? He went missing Friday evening on a 8,000 acre ranch. He had shot a hog and went to look for it and got turned around and lost his way. I was told he made a phone call and told someone he was lost and his phone was dying and that the snow was really coming down. My good friend from that area called and told me the missing hunter was found dead today (Sunday) 5 miles from his truck. No word on cause of death but I would assume he got too cold and I'm not sure how old he was. Very sad and scary deal. May God comfort his friends and family and rest his soul.
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:29 AM   #2
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Prayers up for family and friends.

Sad and very tragic.
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:53 AM   #3
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Wow that’s awful
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:55 AM   #4
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:58 AM   #5
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Prayers up for family
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Old 01-03-2021, 05:18 AM   #6
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Prayers sent.

Will open another thread.
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Old 01-03-2021, 05:19 AM   #7
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For a freakin hog too. Not even remotely worth it. Shoulda gut shot and left it
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:35 AM   #8
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Sad to hear! Prayers for his family!

As stated...for a hog!
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:36 AM   #9
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Prayers up......and always be prepared clothing wise and have a Compass and know how to use it.and the one in cell phone is battery driven so don't count on it..When you in dark in thick timber (at night) every direction looks same..
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:48 AM   #10
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Prayers up......and always be prepared clothing wise and have a Compass and know how to use it.and the one in cell phone is battery driven so don't count on it..When you in dark in thick timber (at night) every direction looks same..
And something to start a fire with
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:48 AM   #11
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Sad deal. I’m bad about being prepared as far as clothing goes, but I also know the land I’m hunting on very well.
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:35 AM   #12
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Sad to hear
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:37 AM   #13
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Dang that sucks!
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:40 AM   #14
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I was kinda following this as best as I could, the man that takes care of the ranch we lease in Crowell was telling me about it but this is the first I heard of his death. Sad deal for sure..
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:41 AM   #15
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It’s amazing how different things look when the snow starts falling. Got lost in Colorado years ago because not snowing when I walked off and blizzard like an hour later.

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Old 01-03-2021, 07:50 AM   #16
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Been lost more than once. Boy Scout training kicked in and worked my way out both times. Once got turned around in the middle of 3 square miles. Compass saved me.....

Up..............
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:00 AM   #17
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And something to start a fire with
that far out ,,,you better believe it!!!
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:08 AM   #18
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I remember when I was 16 on a new lease, I was told to stay in the blind and not walk around or look for a deer beyond the feeder. It's easy to lost very fast.

Also, you can get a battery pack to recharge your phones while in the field.

RIP
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:13 AM   #19
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So sad. It’s so easy to lose sense of direction when the sun isn’t out. Prayers for the family.
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:15 AM   #20
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Yrs ago on the matador we were hunting and in the morning piles of trucks with horse trailers came in from the prison. Come to find out a hunter didn't return the night prior. He had gotten turned around and lost but his turned out better and was found in the morning, safe but
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:19 AM   #21
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I carry a back pack with extra water, snack, TP, knife, rope and a lighter. Have a few extras in there too but you get that concept.
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:26 AM   #22
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I carry a back pack with extra water, snack, TP, knife, rope and a lighter. Have a few extras in there too but you get that concept.
^^^^ this right here^^^^
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:37 AM   #23
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I carry a back pack with extra water, snack, TP, knife, rope and a lighter. Have a few extras in there too but you get that concept.

I do this too, but typically if I have a deer that runs off I give him 30 minutes or so, then leave my pack in the blind to go find him.

Might have to atleast throw the compass in my pocket from now on. GPS is onX maps downloaded to my phone so I can use it with no signal, but if that dies it could be a problem.

I guess Iíve never had to trail a deer more than 100 yards or so, so have never thought about the need for survival gear during a recovery. Sad deal for sure, and definitely makes me think a little more especially with my son hunting with me now.
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:40 AM   #24
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Sad, sad story. When hunting public land, I pack supplies that include what I need to spend a night safe. This includes lighters, flashlight, life straw, alum tent and sleeping bag, compass and GPS. Phones are useless where I hunt. Doesn't take much space and you never know when you might get lost or injured. On a new lease, I always carry my compass and GPS.
This hunter didn't do anything wrong either, just a huge shame.
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:59 AM   #25
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:01 AM   #26
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Sad deal. Prayer sent for family.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:34 AM   #27
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:46 AM   #28
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Terrible news.. prayers for family
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:54 AM   #29
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So sad. Prayers up for the family
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:57 AM   #30
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Sad! Definitely not worth it for a hog.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:59 AM   #31
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Prayers up.

Always carry basic survival gear every time you go afield. One thing that hasn’t been mentioned is a signaling device like a whistle. Your phone can fail you. Carry at least a space blanket, fire starter that works in wet conditions, basic first aid, compass, and water. Enjoy the outdoors but be careful out there.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:06 AM   #32
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Sad deal.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:08 AM   #33
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:14 AM   #34
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It wouldn't be that hard to do. Some country looks the same everywhere you look and it's even easier to get turned around in fading light. When you realize you really are lost and panic sets in I'm sure it's all downhill from there. Panic sets in and then you get even more lost. 5 miles is a long way from the truck especially when it's cold.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:29 AM   #35
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Casey Donahue posted about this. He was friends with the man or his son. Sad deal hate to hear the outcome
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:36 AM   #36
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Very sad ending, saw a post about a search party so I shared hoping for a better outcome. Prayers for his family.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:41 AM   #37
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It's very easy to get lost in heavy snow or fog. No landmarks visible to see where you are. Wonder if he had a compass on his phone or if it was too dead to work.
Sad deal, Prayers for the family.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:43 AM   #38
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Man I sure hate to read stuff life this... Prayers up for his family....
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:49 AM   #39
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:50 AM   #40
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Y'all keep saying "not worth it for a hog".

It ain't worth it for a 300" whitetail either.

That had to suck.

RIP.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:50 AM   #41
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Sad! Definitely not worth it for a hog.


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Old 01-03-2021, 10:51 AM   #42
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Man....what a shame

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Old 01-03-2021, 11:15 AM   #43
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Been lost more than once. Boy Scout training kicked in and worked my way out both times. Once got turned around in the middle of 3 square miles. Compass saved me.....

Up..............
A REAL COMPASS TOO !

An emergency blanket, protein bars, whistle, bic lighter, lifestraw,and compass should be in every pack you own PERIOD. $20 is the difference between being dead or alive, most times less.

A charging device for your phone is easy to carry too.

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Old 01-03-2021, 11:32 AM   #44
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Sad deal
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:56 AM   #45
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Sad deal! Prayers to the family!
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:40 PM   #46
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:54 PM   #47
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I couldn’t find a link but did find a link about a guy falling out of a tree stand
https://www.cbs42.com/news/hunter-fo...-north-jeffco/
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:53 PM   #48
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I’ve always carried 10 lbs of extra survival, med stuff in my pack!
But never am I unprepared for an emergency.
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:03 PM   #49
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Terrible
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:23 PM   #50
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Terrible that it happened and prayers for his family. This is a good reminder to be prepared and if lost better to stay put. I know his phone was dying, but if I was lost you can always active the sos on your phone and drops a pin to pre assigned emergency contacts as well as 911. I would rather use that and be out of a snow storm then found days later.


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