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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: North central,Pa.-but not home !
Deer hit and Walkie-Talkies!OH MY!
Some times it doesn't pay to listen to others! Here is an example: SATURDAY.
We went to our area we have doe tags for and each person,3 of us,go to our chosen spot. My son is a wonders around and dogs for us. My son-in law we drop off 1/4 of the way up the ridge. I go to the top and and just walk and watch the old feed plot that is about like an old power line.
It was so windy and i was cold so after a 2 hours of my eyes drying out i went to set in my car. As cold as it gets the Amish,if you are familiar with them,always wear black clothes and a straw hat ?
I am setting in my Blazer and see an Orange outfit coming down the mowed lane on the ridge! It is coming fast! It gets to where i am in the parking lot and runs in a circle and heads back out onto the ridge. The guy was like in a half full running mode?It was an Amish fellow dressed in their black style cloths with and orange vest and and an orange beannie cap pulled onto his straw hat !!!!
I got out of my car to take a look around and i hear a shot towards where my son-in law is posted. I turn my radio on to see if his was on. I ask him" Did you shoot?" He answers "YES". Did you get one? He says i hit in the shoulder at 50 or so yards broad side! It went into the thicket and i can't see where it went! This spot is all very thick black berry bushes and is all up hill! "I am looking but can't find it."
Then a guy comes on the radio and says "IT RAN UP TO THE TOP TO THE TURNIP FIELD AND FELL OVER> IT IS LAYING HERE!"My son-in law starts up the hill,into the huge brier patch. A half and hour later my son comes and gets the info and heads out thru towards the place the guys say it is laying. In the mean time the other but can't get thru the briers and turned around to go back down and come up the road?
My son walks out the feed plot for a mile and can't find the deer. The others guys come on the radio and say"Come on till you see us we are by the deer." The boy says to them "I can't see you guys and i ran out of turnip patch to go thru . "
" JUST WHERE ARE YOU GUYS?" My boy says!
"WE ARE ABOVE SO AND SO'S STORE ON SUCH AND SUCH GAME LANDS BY THE TURNIP PATCH !"
I hear my son answer them " HOLY POOP<YOU GUYS ARE 4 and 1/2 MILES AWAY FROM US!"
2 hours later the 2 boys are back to where it was shot at and find it in the briers about 50 yards from where he shot it.
The Son-in law,who is a fairly new hunter,is a torn up from the briers and bloody,but he learned a lesson he won't forget?
Always go to where you last seen what you shot at.