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(WTOP)   Bow hunter shoots self in leg while hunting deer, calls for help, tries to explain to police why the arrow he took to his knee looks like a bullet   (wtop.com ) divider line
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2012-12-12 08:39:26 AM  
I was cleaning it and it went off, I didn't know it was loaded.
 
2012-12-12 08:40:39 AM  
I used to be a deer hunter like you...
 
2012-12-12 08:52:55 AM  
What's worse is that the deer pickpockteted his sweet roll.
 
2012-12-12 08:57:54 AM  
Must have been a wicked tiny bow.
 
2012-12-12 08:58:23 AM  
So if he actually got a deer, was he going to stick an arrow in the wound and hope no one noticed?
 
2012-12-12 09:17:14 AM  
Morans with guns, Part MMMVVIX.

(for this month)
 
2012-12-12 09:28:52 AM  

www.jokerjack.com

Photo of hunter mentioned in article

 
2012-12-12 09:37:06 AM  

kronicfeld: I used to be a deer hunter like you...


came for skyrim meme. left satisfied.
 
2012-12-12 09:40:41 AM  

FlashHarry: kronicfeld: I used to be a deer hunter like you...

came for skyrim meme. left satisfied.


Mine's better! I used a picture!
 
2012-12-12 10:36:01 AM  
"Suicide, bow and arrow. Very weird."

bluraymedia.ign.com
 
2012-12-12 10:50:18 AM  
I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.
 
2012-12-12 11:09:12 AM  

revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.


Yup.
 
2012-12-12 11:15:17 AM  

mysticcat: revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.

Yup.


Wild hogs are dangerous too.
 
2012-12-12 11:29:07 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: mysticcat: revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.

Yup.

Wild hogs are dangerous too.


All of this
 
2012-12-12 11:55:57 AM  

scottydoesntknow: jehovahs witness protection: mysticcat: revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.

Yup.

Wild hogs are dangerous too.

All of this



All states are different. I believe Maryland doesn't currently allow bow hunters to open carry. In Texas (where I am) this is allowed - but even then I think there are some restrictions with respect to where you are hunting - national forest is ok but I'm not sure about WMA's without looking it up.
 
2012-12-12 11:57:34 AM  

Chariset: So if he actually got a deer, was he going to stick an arrow in the wound and hope no one noticed?


Ha! I know a lot of responsible hunters, who endlessly gripe about the irresponsible hunters they come across... One such story I heard from them was just this scenario.
 
2012-12-12 11:58:06 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: mysticcat: revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.

Yup.

Wild hogs are dangerous too.


I was out bow hunting with a buddy and right as he took his shot, the hog moved enough (or my buddy had shiatty aim) to make the arrow miss the mark. So instead of dead hog we had pissed off hog that is 300 pounds, has tusks, and is charging us. Between the two of us it took 9 shots from handguns to put the thing down. Our new policy is one of us has a bow out and is hunting, the other is holding a rifle just in case.
 
2012-12-12 11:58:24 AM  

revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.


I was thinking along the same lines. I'd think it would be a problem if you shot the deer with it, but not if you only shot your own leg.
 
2012-12-12 11:58:55 AM  

Cythraul: FlashHarry: kronicfeld: I used to be a deer hunter like you...

came for skyrim meme. left satisfied.

Mine's better! I used a picture!


FUS!
 
2012-12-12 12:01:30 PM  
Albert says carrying a gun during deer bow hunting season is illegal for hunters.

Is there a "bow hunting season" separate from their rifle hunting season or something? Why would that be?
 
2012-12-12 12:01:44 PM  
Oh great, this is the place I usually hunt. And this is why I don't go there during shotgun season. There are a whole lot of idiots in the woods around here.
 
2012-12-12 12:01:50 PM  

Chariset: So if he actually got a deer, was he going to stick an arrow in the wound and hope no one noticed?


Depending on where you hunt, you may not have to show the carcass to anyone. The only person that would notice would be the meat processor if you don't butcher it yourself. In Illinois, you just call the deer's info into the DNR. And you would pull an arrow out when you field dress it anyway.

Beyond that, you may be allowed to carry a sidearm when bow hunting in some states due to bears or wild pigs.
 
2012-12-12 12:02:11 PM  

revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.


Except it's Maryland - not a whole lot of bear attacks happening.
 
2012-12-12 12:03:04 PM  

Arkanaut: Albert says carrying a gun during deer bow hunting season is illegal for hunters.

Is there a "bow hunting season" separate from their rifle hunting season or something? Why would that be?


Yes. Most of the season is bow here in So. MD. We actually don't have a rifle season (except up north/west) and there are some places that are bow-only the whole season. It's a very built-up area.

On the bright side, we get essentially unlimited doe tags because we're overrun.
 
2012-12-12 12:04:08 PM  

Arkanaut: Albert says carrying a gun during deer bow hunting season is illegal for hunters.

Is there a "bow hunting season" separate from their rifle hunting season or something? Why would that be?


There is, and it's supposed to cut down on accidents. Although as stated above some states allow a bow-hunter to carry a side arm during bow season.
 
2012-12-12 12:04:43 PM  

CygnusDarius: Cythraul: FlashHarry: kronicfeld: I used to be a deer hunter like you...

came for skyrim meme. left satisfied.

Mine's better! I used a picture!

FUS!


Hmm... somebody is two words short of a shout. :)
 
2012-12-12 12:05:03 PM  

Arkanaut: Albert says carrying a gun during deer bow hunting season is illegal for hunters.

Is there a "bow hunting season" separate from their rifle hunting season or something? Why would that be?


You put bow hunting before rifle hunting so that the bow hunters have something to shoot at.
 
2012-12-12 12:06:02 PM  
Good thing the hunter wasn't in Sneak mode, it would have been at least x2 damage.

If it had been Ebony arrows he'd be dead right now.
 
2012-12-12 12:06:30 PM  

Arkanaut: Albert says carrying a gun during deer bow hunting season is illegal for hunters.

Is there a "bow hunting season" separate from their rifle hunting season or something? Why would that be?


Yes. Just guessing because gun hunters can ruin bow hunting with all the noise. Plus gun hunters have to wear orange. Bow hunters wear camo. Mixing the two might lead to dead bow hunters.
 
2012-12-12 12:06:42 PM  

cgraves67: Depending on where you hunt, you may not have to show the carcass to anyone. The only person that would notice would be the meat processor if you don't butcher it yourself. In Illinois, you just call the deer's info into the DNR. And you would pull an arrow out when you field dress it anyway.


The story I related above the guy was trying for bragging rights, he knew shiat all about bows; in my state you don't have to show your kill to the rangers though you do have to report your kills.
 
2012-12-12 12:06:55 PM  
In Virginia, CCH permit holders can carry a handgun during bowhunting season. AFIK that's the only exception to the "no guns during bow season" rule
 
2012-12-12 12:07:21 PM  

Cythraul: [www.jokerjack.com image 345x327]

Photo of hunter mentioned in article


"Favour the bow? I am a sword man myself."
 
2012-12-12 12:10:22 PM  

grokca: I was cleaning it and it went off, I didn't know it was loaded.


Happens to me in the shower all the time.
 
2012-12-12 12:11:44 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Arkanaut: Albert says carrying a gun during deer bow hunting season is illegal for hunters.

Is there a "bow hunting season" separate from their rifle hunting season or something? Why would that be?

There is, and it's supposed to cut down on accidents. Although as stated above some states allow a bow-hunter to carry a side arm during bow season.


Bow hunters (where I live) aren't required to wear blaze orange. Using guns allows you to drive deer. Some, err, "deer hunters", shoot anything not labeled in Fleet Farm Orange. This could be fixed by having bow hunter wearing Blaze during gun season, but a Bow has a good range of maybe 50 yards max. Gun hunters don't need to worry about blending in all Rambo style to get a kill, seeing as how guns are, well, guns. Bow hunters do.
 
2012-12-12 12:12:27 PM  
hogs, bears, etc... hahahahha

shoot at a squirrel in a tree. if you clip it and it falls it often runs towards the hunting group. it doesn't matter how many times you tell a newbie not to get excited or panic the douche will swing his gun around towards everyone as that ballsy squirrel climbs someone's leg. that's right. that little farker tree rat will run right into the group of hunters and crawl up someone's body and jump off their shoulder. you can get your foot blown off or worse by some fool during a squirrel hunt or when rabbits are being driven.
 
2012-12-12 12:15:33 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Cythraul: [www.jokerjack.com image 345x327]

Photo of hunter mentioned in article

"Favour the bow? I am a sword man myself."


Yeah, but that sword could use an enchantment. So dull it won't even cut butter.
 
2012-12-12 12:17:38 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Cythraul: [www.jokerjack.com image 345x327]

Photo of hunter mentioned in article

"Favour the bow? I am a sword man myself."


You see those warriors from Hammerfell?
 
2012-12-12 12:18:36 PM  
How'd you shoot yourself with your own arrow?
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-12 12:26:03 PM  

DaddyRat: ObscureNameHere: Cythraul: [www.jokerjack.com image 345x327]

Photo of hunter mentioned in article

"Favour the bow? I am a sword man myself."

You see those warriors from Hammerfell?


Yeah. What kind of swords do they got?
 
2012-12-12 12:46:41 PM  
On the rare occasion I do hunt it's with guns. If bow hunters want to be out there before folks like me, you should not be allowed to carry a firearm. You want to hunt ahead of us like some indian brave did before the white man came, then take the advantages along with the disadvantages there Tonto.

Bow hunters like this guy hold a sense of privilege right up there along with self entitled scofflaw bicyclists who beleive they own the road.
 
2012-12-12 12:56:04 PM  

ha-ha-guy: jehovahs witness protection: mysticcat: revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.

Yup.

Wild hogs are dangerous too.

I was out bow hunting with a buddy and right as he took his shot, the hog moved enough (or my buddy had shiatty aim) to make the arrow miss the mark. So instead of dead hog we had pissed off hog that is 300 pounds, has tusks, and is charging us. Between the two of us it took 9 shots from handguns to put the thing down. Our new policy is one of us has a bow out and is hunting, the other is holding a rifle just in case.


You pussy. When you go out to kill something and it doesn't go right you pull out cannons? You are a pussy. You should have risked your life like a man. But instead you rely on cannons to compensate for your sucking. Now if you had pulled out hunting knives and stared the beast down until the final stabs or quickly re-notched and let go a few more arrows on the fly, you'd be my hero. But instead, you have proven to me why I usually hate hunters. You just want to take the life of a creature without risk to yourself. I hope your god is a wild boar because you are subhuman.
 
2012-12-12 12:57:03 PM  

Cythraul: DaddyRat: ObscureNameHere: Cythraul: [www.jokerjack.com image 345x327]

Photo of hunter mentioned in article

"Favour the bow? I am a sword man myself."

You see those warriors from Hammerfell?

Yeah. What kind of swords do they got?


24.media.tumblr.com 

24.media.tumblr.com

/Oh, Skyrim
//How I love you so
 
2012-12-12 01:03:17 PM  

Cythraul: DaddyRat: ObscureNameHere: Cythraul: [www.jokerjack.com image 345x327]

Photo of hunter mentioned in article

"Favour the bow? I am a sword man myself."

You see those warriors from Hammerfell?

Yeah. What kind of swords do they got?


Curved. Swords.
 
2012-12-12 01:04:25 PM  
I never thought a single joke could ever make me hate something. That arrow to the knee crap proved me wrong.
 
2012-12-12 01:05:09 PM  

CygnusDarius: Cythraul: DaddyRat: ObscureNameHere: Cythraul: [www.jokerjack.com image 345x327]

Photo of hunter mentioned in article

"Favour the bow? I am a sword man myself."

You see those warriors from Hammerfell?

Yeah. What kind of swords do they got?

/Oh, Skyrim
//How I love you so


[shakes tiny gauntleted fist]
 
2012-12-12 01:10:35 PM  
#21 on my list of Favourite Things to Do in Skyrim:

- When a guard starts randomly sassing my Argonian character (Lvl 100 Sneak, Lvl 100 Pickpocket) with stuff like "Don't go fiddling wiht any locks or we'll have trouble!", I will then 'pants' the guard by stealing his armour.

Mini-Self Quest: same Argonian has a shield collection in Honeyside that he stole from a guard in every hold.
 
2012-12-12 01:19:59 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: You want to hunt ahead of us like some indian brave did before the white man came, then take the advantages along with the disadvantages there Tonto.


I'm down with that:

i45.tinypic.com

i45.tinypic.com

Taught myself how to knap arrowheads. Not hard, with a couple of simple tools:

i56.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-12 01:23:05 PM  

PapaChester: You pussy. When you go out to kill something and it doesn't go right you pull out cannons? You are a pussy. You should have risked your life like a man. But instead you rely on cannons to compensate for your sucking.


No.

This is a cannon:

i46.tinypic.com

I have yet to take it hunting, however. I suppose if I cranked the elevation all the way down, and loaded a can full of pistol balls, like grape shot, it would make an effective shotgun, though.
 
2012-12-12 01:30:23 PM  

PapaChester: ha-ha-guy: jehovahs witness protection: mysticcat: revrendjim: I know bow hunters here in Idaho who carry a hefty sidearm in case of a bear attack. Seems quite reasonable to me.

Yup.

Wild hogs are dangerous too.

I was out bow hunting with a buddy and right as he took his shot, the hog moved enough (or my buddy had shiatty aim) to make the arrow miss the mark. So instead of dead hog we had pissed off hog that is 300 pounds, has tusks, and is charging us. Between the two of us it took 9 shots from handguns to put the thing down. Our new policy is one of us has a bow out and is hunting, the other is holding a rifle just in case.

You pussy. When you go out to kill something and it doesn't go right you pull out cannons? You are a pussy. You should have risked your life like a man. But instead you rely on cannons to compensate for your sucking. Now if you had pulled out hunting knives and stared the beast down until the final stabs or quickly re-notched and let go a few more arrows on the fly, you'd be my hero. But instead, you have proven to me why I usually hate hunters. You just want to take the life of a creature without risk to yourself. I hope your god is a wild boar because you are subhuman.


images.wisegeek.com
 
2012-12-12 01:36:08 PM  

PapaChester:
You pussy. When you go out to kill something and it doesn't go right you pull out cannons? You are a pussy. You should have risked your life like a man. But instead you rely on cannons to compensate for your sucking. Now if you had pulled out hunting knives and stared the beast down until the final stabs or quickly re-notched and let go a few more arrows on the fly, you'd be my hero. But instead, you have proven to me why I usually hate hunters. You just want to take the life of a creature without risk to yourself. I hope your god is a wild boar because you are subhuman.


Seriously!
All he had to do was hit 'Tab', click the Items menu, choose Potions, then choose an Invisibility one. Then he could have easily dodged the Wild Boar, moved away a safe distance, go Sneak, re-notch and try another shot.

Though in truth, a good two-handed sword/axe is a great backup when dealing with Cave Bears, Frost Trolls, SaberCats, etc.
 
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