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    6.8 SPCII Hog Slayer FrankT's Avatar
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    With Hunting season returning a reminder to BE SAFE!

    http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoor...-two-days.html

    An Oregon hunter is in critical condition after falling from his tree stand and getting tangled in his harness over 20 feet in the air, hanging upside down for two days.

    The man identified as Eddie Voelker, 70, suffered critical injuries and is in a medically induced coma after being airlifted from the area near Umatilla National Forest to a hospital in Richland, Wash., KTVZ reported.

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    no 70 yr old I know would have gone hunting alone...what was he thinking?
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    With modern harnesses... there is no excuse for this to happen. But laziness will always be a thing... so it will always happen.

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    6.8 SPCII Hog Slayer FrankT's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fl57caveman View Post
    no 70 yr old I know would have gone hunting alone...what was he thinking?
    lots of us are that age and sometimes hunt alone...70 is the new 50
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    GCGF Supporter fl57caveman's Avatar
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    if he was hanging at 20 feet, how high was he?

    you don't usually go 30 feet in a tree stand.
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    6.8 SPCII Hog Slayer FrankT's Avatar
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    pics in the article on the link of him hanging there
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    If I aint back by dinner time, I hope like hell some one comes looking for me. I know up north and out west is a lot different than here but dang thats why I stay on my club members ass to use the sign out board, thats why it was put up. I will do 2 o crap I forgot and then ya get to miss a weekend.

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    Canít imagine hanging upside down for two days. Surprised he didnít die from a stroke.


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    I don't know of too many 70 year olds that still climb up a tree to hunt, most of the ones I know that still hunt are in box stands or ground blinds. The day I can't pull myself up to get out of a situation like that is the day I quit going up trees! As it is I prefer the comforts of a box stand or ground blind these days anyways!
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