Dont forget to look up when out hiking around

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Nice Tom
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    and not JUST when your hiking, UP is a very good place to hide from anyone, and most folks just never are conditioned to "Look UP"... It is a basic tenant, of any SAR, Military, or other Scouting/Recon, Regime to make UP part of the search Senerio, almost as important as "Straight Down".....
  3. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    That cat looks like he is checking out dinner. As in Death From Above. As in 100 pounds o' puddy tat on the head if you are not careful. Nice pic!
  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Nice pict Quigley...a four number response may be needed though....45/70
  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Awesome reminder. Point made! :)
  6. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    Dont mean to troll a bit here but I am just wondering if any animal attacks you and you defend yourself what the rules on whether or not there is a season to hunt them??
  7. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium Monkey++

    I've "run into" them quite a few times by looking up.... they're more afraid of you than you are of them and I've NEVER encountered anyone whose been attacked by one let alone even chased by one. Same deal with wolves. Now.... stumble upon a moose with a calf.... run.... run very fast and run very far..... and don't look back.
  8. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I believe that you may kill any animal during an attack, but not after (as retribution). Check your local laws.
  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Don't ask... Don't tell...
  10. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Nobama got rid of that law. Now Cougars can openly admit they are fruits, and still serve.
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Same here. [ditto]

    Wait. Actually, there was this beautiful mountain lion that was in captivity all its life, and it bit a person really bad once...but that doesn't count.
  12. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    There was a cougar that ate a Peddlebiking Lady down in LA, a couple years back. There have been a few reported attacks in Washington State. My Brother-in-Law defended himself and my sister from an attacking cougar while coming down off a climb of Mt. Olympus in NW Washington, with his Ice Axe, back in the 70's. Usually they are not even seen, but when they are, it is time for "NOT Looking Like Dinner" and moving out in a slow orderly fashion. It is like Bear Encounters, they are fairly Rare, but you just never know if that Bear got up on the Grumpy Side of the bed that morning....
  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Down here in sunny Florida, Bears, Gators and Panthers are heavily protected species - woe unto the human who kills one! You had BETTER have clear proof it was attacking!

    Y'all ever heard a Panther scream? Some say it sounds like a woman being raped and murdered - EERIE!! Like nothing I had ever heard.

    In my Security training, we were told people in general "never look up!"
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