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Lost my bow and pack this morning.
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Contributors to this thread:
walks with a gimp 25-Dec-19
Whocares 25-Dec-19
RT 25-Dec-19
RK 25-Dec-19
Bou'bound 25-Dec-19
Bowboy 25-Dec-19
RK 25-Dec-19
WV Mountaineer 25-Dec-19
Teeton 25-Dec-19
walks with a gimp 25-Dec-19
RK 25-Dec-19
Predeter 25-Dec-19
walks with a gimp 25-Dec-19
RK 25-Dec-19
JohnMC 25-Dec-19
walks with a gimp 25-Dec-19
keepemsharp 25-Dec-19
SBH 25-Dec-19
Franklin 25-Dec-19
JL 26-Dec-19
PECO 26-Dec-19
elkmtngear 26-Dec-19
cnelk 26-Dec-19
1boonr 26-Dec-19
walks with a gimp 26-Dec-19
White Falcon 26-Dec-19
LINK 26-Dec-19
Buffalo1 26-Dec-19
Beav 26-Dec-19
Habitat 26-Dec-19
drycreek 26-Dec-19
TREESTANDWOLF 26-Dec-19
Shuteye 26-Dec-19
Inshart 26-Dec-19
Jaquomo 26-Dec-19
walks with a gimp 26-Dec-19
Scar Finga 26-Dec-19
walks with a gimp 26-Dec-19
Candor 26-Dec-19
Mule Power 27-Dec-19
walks with a gimp 06-Jan-20
Heat 06-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 06-Jan-20
TooManyBowsBob 07-Jan-20
BIG BEAR 07-Jan-20
walks with a gimp 07-Jan-20
Dale06 07-Jan-20
BC 07-Jan-20
orionsbrother 07-Jan-20
walks with a gimp 07-Jan-20
25-Dec-19
Thieve got into my garage this morning at 7:23 and made off with my bow hunting set up, Leupold Binos and my loaded pack and the wife's pack. Wife went out there about 6:30 to get food items out of the freezer for today's lunch for family. Got 3 Ring videos of him and a good one of his face from about 3 feet away. Hopefully the County Sheriff with catch them. He also was at 2 other's places within about 2 miles, in one guy's house. really sucks the wind out of a guy on Christmas day. He will be unforgiven.

From: Whocares
25-Dec-19
That suks! Hope you get results.

From: RT
25-Dec-19
Good luck getting your gear back.

From: RK
25-Dec-19
How did they get in your garage

From: Bou'bound
25-Dec-19
I just don’t understand why someone would do that.

From: Bowboy
25-Dec-19
That's terrible! Hope they catch him.

From: RK
25-Dec-19
Bou

BECAUSE THEY ARE THEIVES AND CRIMINALS

Pretty easy to understand

25-Dec-19
I hope you get the stuff back. Went through a thieving expo last month while hunting. There are few things that will enrage a man then to have someone steal something that he owns.

From: Teeton
25-Dec-19
That really sucks. So very sorry. Hope u get it back. Ed

25-Dec-19
RK the wife was up early to get stuff out of the freezer in the garage for the meal today at noon at about 6 or 6:30am. Garage is about 30 feet from the house. We have a Ring video camera that took 3 videos starting at 7:23 am. Wife was in the house and I was in bed yet from a cold I have and a rough day before working on brake lines on my truck. Ee got a good video of his face about 3 feet from the camera so ID should be fairly easy. They hit 2 other houses in the area also.

From: RK
25-Dec-19
Shitty deal. Hope they catch the bastards and throw the book at them

From: Predeter
25-Dec-19
That is terrible! I hope they are caught quickly and you can get your stuff back. Were you guys done for the season or is this going to end your season due to the loss of gear?

25-Dec-19
I have other bows but not set up for hunting so I'm done for the year only 5 days left. Lost about $3000.

From: RK
25-Dec-19
Damn walks. That sucks

Hope the cops have some luck

From: JohnMC
25-Dec-19
Show us a picture of what a piece of shit looks like

25-Dec-19
Looks like your typical skin head meth head shit bag.

From: keepemsharp
25-Dec-19
Another reason to constantly concealed carry.

From: SBH
25-Dec-19
Sorry man! That sucks. Your camera is gonna be his undoing. Hope they recover your stuff.

From: Franklin
25-Dec-19
More than likely some douche needing to feed his habit. This is a rampant problem around the country.

Hate to say it but this happened to a good friend and hunting buddy of mine....too bad it was his own son that robbed him.

From: JL
26-Dec-19
Hope they get the perp. Can a pic/vid be posted or is it not ready for prime time?

Porch pirating is a Federal crime.

From: PECO
26-Dec-19
Worthless piece of human. Hate thieves.

From: elkmtngear
26-Dec-19
Sorry to hear this news...Christmas Thieves are the lowest form of life on Earth. I truly hope they nab this guy!

From: cnelk
26-Dec-19
Be sure your Ring image has the watermark showing it hasn’t been tampered with.

Thieves are finding out if the image doesn’t have the watermark, their lawyer can get them off the charges.

Throw the book at em

From: 1boonr
26-Dec-19
When caught they will receive two years of double secret probation

26-Dec-19
Cnelk I don't know anything about any watermark but I still have the 3 original videos on my phone and have need e mailed to the County Sherrif. Got a real good video of his face from about 3 feet away. Someone knows who he is!

From: White Falcon
26-Dec-19
Hate thieves

From: LINK
26-Dec-19
Go buy a bow even if they catch the guy it’ll be a while before you get your bow back. I had a shotgun and other things stolen when I was in college. The guy threatened to shoot him self with my gun when he was confronted by the cops. The cop told me I would have hated it if that guy woulda shot himself with my gun. I responded not as long as you wiped the blood off before giving it back. It took nearly a year to get my gun as it was held for evidence.

From: Buffalo1
26-Dec-19
Probably a low-life needing items to sell or pawn for drug money.

Gimp sorry about your loss. Hope they catch them and your items came be recovered.

From: Beav
26-Dec-19
Horrible! Hope the catch they them. If you have good pics my guess is they will catch them.

From: Habitat
26-Dec-19
At least he didn't turn it into a home invasion,I need to get my camera system installed it sends me texts during the times that I set it up to when camera is activated

From: drycreek
26-Dec-19
Sorry that happened to you walks, nothing worse than a damn thief. I count myself lucky to have lived in the country for 23 years here with no neighbors in sight and we’ve been untouched by thieves. Most of that time there’s been no one home during the day. We do have an alarm system but in the country response time is measured in hours, not minutes. An electric gate keeps honest people out I guess.

26-Dec-19
I cannot stand thieves. I'm not sure if you have more hunting to do, But I have a 30" draw Hoyt Nitrum I can ship you with a pack and binos after I get back from Iowa on the 8th of January?

In my business, we install many of the "Ring" and "Nest" cams and they do help. Most of the time, the culprits wear a hood so they cant really be seen. Cell based and regular trail cams really work wonders even on private property.

Let me know - Rich

From: Shuteye
26-Dec-19
50 years ago my wife drove into town for about 30 minutes. When she got back the house had been broken into. they stole some of my guns, a coffee can full of real silver dollars and a bunch of other stuff. What pissed me off most was the next day of squirrel season and I had never missed it since I was 5 years old. I always used a 22 rifle and they were gone. The also took an Iver Johnson 410 skeeter. I got $650 from the insurance company for the 410. Never got anything back. A friend from work went into Dover and bought me a new Ruger 10 22 so I could hunt squirrels. I hate thieves. The crook cut his hand breaking the window to get in. He bled all over the place and bled on a Winchester Model 12 shotgun and didn't take it. He also bled all over my wife's Gibson electric guitar and didn't take it? My son now has that guitar and it is insured for $2500.

From: Inshart
26-Dec-19
Walks, make sure you get to all the local pawn shops ASAP. If the thief is looking for quick cash that's the first place he'll head to.

From: Jaquomo
26-Dec-19
Keep us posted on the outcome. Scumbag.

26-Dec-19
Will Jaq. The law man is on it. I called BowTech and they gave me my bow's serial number off registration so I'll send to the law man. I have other bows to use it nothing set up for hunting. Been out here in the Country and had nothing happen to me but there was a double murder 3 miles away and other thefts. Small towns don't mean small crime. Thanks for all your support, Christmas day wasn't totally ruined but future ones will be tarnished.

From: Scar Finga
26-Dec-19
Man I am sorry to hear all that!!! I hope you get your stuff back, but HERE is the sad part of all this, even IF he gets caught, he will plea it down to a misdemeanor and probably walk with time served and probation. it's simple burglary at best. less than $5000.00 probably not a felony...

I just went through a case where I confronted a commercial thief and he threatened to shoot me... Long story, but he ran like a little bitch when I went for my gun. He was charged with 14 felony counts of commercial burglary and threatening and menacing!

He got 2 years through a plea deal!!

I just shoulda..... !!!!!

God Bless Brother!!

26-Dec-19
Scar, it's all good though they keep doing stupid things someday it won't work out for them. I would have been up that early with the wife but I'd been sick and working like a dog AND trying to fill my second tag.. I just wanted to sleep in before the kids, grand kids and great grand kids got here for Christmas dinner.

From: Candor
26-Dec-19
That's rough Gimp. A man that will mess with another man's stuff when he is at home is willing to embrace trouble. If it is obvious that you are home when they hit, then you need to prepare to neutralize them before confronting.

I hope what is deserved is received.

From: Mule Power
27-Dec-19
Not even my house ir my bow but it makes my blood boil.

I’d make a terrible police officer. I’d take him in the back room for “a little chat” !

06-Jan-20
Just an update, they found my bow and binoculars at the guy's house that they identified from my home surveillance camera. Haven't found my and my wife's packs yet that held many hunting necessities. It's a good start but the bow and binos were just thrown on top of a wood/junk pile and it kills me knowing that they sat outside since Christmas day... We did have a little rain and snow but it's been pretty warm for this time of the year in Nebraska. At least the stuff in the packs is covered, for now maybe.

From: Heat
06-Jan-20
Glad you got your bow and binos back! Hope you get the rest too!

From: Paul@thefort
06-Jan-20
what a great new years present. Glad for you both. Paul

07-Jan-20
Glad to hear that it's working out for you. I hope you press charges to the fullest extent of the law. TMBB

From: BIG BEAR
07-Jan-20
Good news !! How close to you did the guy live ??

07-Jan-20
Big, about 4 1/2 miles. Young guy nut job...

From: Dale06
07-Jan-20
Hope he spends considerable time in jail.

From: BC
07-Jan-20
What will happen to him. Was he arrested, charges filed?

07-Jan-20
Glad they caught the guy. Hope they find your packs and gear.

As other guys have said, you won’t get your recovered bow and optics back until after the trial. It sucks. My buddy’s place got broken into almost a year ago.

The deputy sheriff says it might take another year or so.

07-Jan-20
I expect it to be a while before I get back anything. I have other stuff to use or I'll just buy what I need and I have many other bows to use but wht I lost was the best that worked for me. That bow was so quiet I'd shot deer at 10 yards and they'd just flinch/jump and trot a little and fall over. I'll use my old Tribute next year if need be. Big thing now is we're locking everything up tight, even when we're home and the neighbors are too in this little rural area. I spent another $1200.00 on a new computer, router and two more cameras. I know one neighbor has a new Saint AR15,, crime creates movement in the economy too.

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