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Is your Mideast hunt affected?
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Contributors to this thread:
Huntcell 07-Jan-20
Jaquomo 07-Jan-20
Jaquomo 07-Jan-20
Abndoc 08-Jan-20
Grey Ghost 08-Jan-20
TrapperKayak 08-Jan-20
Bowbender 08-Jan-20
yooper89 08-Jan-20
Highlife 08-Jan-20
midwest 08-Jan-20
franklin 08-Jan-20
elkmtngear 08-Jan-20
Rut Nut 08-Jan-20
ahunter76 08-Jan-20
Abndoc 08-Jan-20
WV Mountaineer 08-Jan-20
drycreek 08-Jan-20
t-roy 08-Jan-20
Abndoc 08-Jan-20
lawdy 08-Jan-20
South Farm 09-Jan-20
TrapperKayak 09-Jan-20
APauls 09-Jan-20
Rth1229 09-Jan-20
Whocares 09-Jan-20
TrapperKayak 09-Jan-20
midwest 09-Jan-20
SteveB 09-Jan-20
Huntcell 09-Jan-20
ahunter76 09-Jan-20
fubar racin 09-Jan-20
TrapperKayak 09-Jan-20
midwest 09-Jan-20
TD 09-Jan-20
tobywon 09-Jan-20
Spiral Horn 15-Apr-20
Bou'bound 15-Apr-20
ki-ke 15-Apr-20
Spiral Horn 15-Apr-20
Highlife 16-Apr-20
Highlife 16-Apr-20
From: Huntcell
07-Jan-20
Anyone’s plans for a Mideast area hunt changing due to recent uptick of government activity.

Remember watching a show with Jim Shockey hunting in Iran.

From: Jaquomo
07-Jan-20
I decided to go turkey hunting in Nebraska and tailwater fishing in Wyoming instead of my usual annual bowhunting trip to Iran for Shemagali goatsheep.

From: Jaquomo
07-Jan-20

From: Abndoc
08-Jan-20
Ive hunted in both Iraq and Afghanistan, skip it. Poor quality...lack of trophies. its been overhunted now for 20 years. Plus the elite have gotten into long range shots with drones and hell fire missles...can't complete with a 5.56 or 7.62.

From: Grey Ghost
08-Jan-20
I drew my tag as usual. Can’t wait!!

Matt

From: TrapperKayak
08-Jan-20
Where the prey shoots back? Sounds like fun....

From: Bowbender
08-Jan-20
3....2....1.... for HH's literary response.

From: yooper89
08-Jan-20
Captain America has been over there the whole time brudda.~

CC

From: Highlife
08-Jan-20

From: midwest
08-Jan-20
Currently too hot over there for me but I heard the weather will be much cooler during the nuclear winter.

From: franklin
08-Jan-20
Everything is cool just don`t fly commercial over Iran....God rest their souls.

From: elkmtngear
08-Jan-20
I've heard those goats are no challenge anyway. They are conditioned to the Natives...they come walking backward, right to you! ;^p

From: Rut Nut
08-Jan-20
I was gonna go, but I heard the #1 target "animal" recently got taken out! ;-)

From: ahunter76
08-Jan-20

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Me & two brothers served in Nam era. If you think it's fun in an area where they shoot back you've played to many video games. I also have son-in-law & close friend that served in Afghanistan & it's only worse.

From: Abndoc
08-Jan-20

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08-Jan-20
I knew when i opened the thread there'd be some comic relief. And, I also knew there'd be someone who misunderstood that and take task. Usually it is the OP of the thread. sometimes not IT was not this time.

But, on a bright note, between the last month of Busta-ribs's educational comments and, the guy that gets rubbed wrong by a comment, the off season is starting early.

From: drycreek
08-Jan-20
WV, the off season is always a little off !

From: t-roy
08-Jan-20
I’m gonna wait for 2-3 of those “nuclear winters”. Should start seeing more non typical genetics by then.

From: Abndoc
08-Jan-20
Good grief...our world needs to lighten up. I actually did serve in Afghanistan and Iraq multiple times. Of course it’s no fun to be in an area where people are shooting at you, but if you think we didn’t make jokes about it while there and home your way way off. I doubt anyone on here actually thinks this post is serious and know the majority of people on this forum have nothing but love and support for our armed services and this great country we live in. Stop taking everything so serious...it’s ok to joke and laugh...it’s what got us through the hell that is war and I promise you last night when those missiles were launched there was a lot of jokes being made by our service members that were there. Laughter cures all when dealing with the crap that’s goes on there. I had a platoon sergeant that was completely worthless as as a combat soldier. The worst I ever saw, but he made sock puppets of everyone in the platoon and you would see one on various patrols or hidden around the base. Funny...terrible soldier but his humor and jokes brought a lot of us home...taking the seriousness out of many situations was healthy and I will always be thankful he was there to assure a smile was always around the next corner.

From: lawdy
08-Jan-20
Having served and been a volunteer fireman for 42 years, humor helps when you see what we see. Our chief has seen 14 fatal fires, one involving 4 kids. I have seen some gruesome stuff, but you do what you were trained to do. The worst for me, a baby drowning. The parents were stoned and drinking as the 2 year old fell off the dock. I did CPR on that baby all the way to the hospital. Didn’t make it. Some funny things happen too. We got toned out for an accident last winter, and when we got there, we headed for the car with a bloody woman trapped inside. She, with a deep voice informed us that he/she was HIV positive. You never saw a bunch of first responders do a 180 so fast and get the coveralls and face shields on.

From: South Farm
09-Jan-20
Hunting in Iran and hiking in Afghanistan are two things that never quite made my bucket list.

From: TrapperKayak
09-Jan-20
Ahunter, I was being sarcastic. No fun I'm sure... '....don`t fly commercial...' Yeah, didn't work out too well for Soleimani.... Coward was using passengers as human shields.

From: APauls
09-Jan-20
No, but my wife's best friend died in that place crash. Fricken tragedy.

From: Rth1229
09-Jan-20
I’m with abndoc on this one

From: Whocares
09-Jan-20
That is sad APauls. My condolences to your wife in losing her friend in such a tragic way.

From: TrapperKayak
09-Jan-20
They got him after he disembarked from the commercial flight he was on going to Iraq. But the crash of the one bound to Tehran from Ukraine...is that the one you are talking about? Very sorry to hear that apauls, my condolences.

From: midwest
09-Jan-20
Adam, that's horrible....so sorry to hear!

From: SteveB
09-Jan-20
There is much more to the story on the crashed plane. Someone aboard they wanted dead.

From: Huntcell
09-Jan-20

Huntcell 's Link
The Ukraine International Airlines flight was carrying 82 Iranians, at least 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians – nine of which were crew members – 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British citizens, according to Ukraine’s foreign minister.

There has been some back and forth about the nationalities of the passengers likely because some had dual citizenship and Germany has claimed they're not aware of any German citizens who were on the plane.

Ukraine is looking at Russian interference in causing the crash.

From: ahunter76
09-Jan-20

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I guess I came off a little to harsh. Sorry about that. Yes, humor gets us through a lot in tough times. I was a Navy Fleet Marine Corpsman (Doc) & I had a bag of humor in my medical bag to pass out in the real tough ones. It's not always what we see that gets us, it's what is never forgotten.

From: fubar racin
09-Jan-20
Lawdy at least he/she gave warning before hand, few years back on a motorcycle vs deer victim didn’t say anything until after he was packaged ambulance service had gotten lazy didn’t even have gloves on.... I’m also volly fire 12 years so far.

From: TrapperKayak
09-Jan-20
I was incorrectly thinking this flight was going to Tehran from Ukraine. Very tragic, all the families with children having to suffer this tragedy. I truly hope it was not intentional buy the Iranian regime. That will lead to a more war-like situation. Prayers to all those impacted, esp. you and your wife, and her friend and her family, Apauls.

From: midwest
09-Jan-20

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Sounds like this plane was shot down now...

From: TD
09-Jan-20
Mid east? You mean it might effect Connect-e-cut live hunts????

From: tobywon
09-Jan-20
TD, no....that would be far east :)

From: Spiral Horn
15-Apr-20
Since the OP asked what looks like an actual hunting question, status of some common Mid-eastern hunting destinations (not considering temp COVID-19 issues)

Iran = currently closed to US hunters. It’s a shame too - many unique species of Wild sheep and goats. Pakistan = open, with great hunting for Urial Sheep, Sind Ibex, Markhor, Blue Sheep Azerbaijan = open, great Eastern Tur Hunting Kyrgyzstan = open, Hume Argali and Mid-Asian Ibex Tajikistan = open, Marco-Polo Argali and Mid-Asian Ibex Russia, Caucasus Mountains = open, Kuban and Mid-Caucasian Tur + Caucasian Chamois Turkey = Bezoar Ibex and Konya Sheep

From: Bou'bound
15-Apr-20
Is there any hunting in uae

From: ki-ke
15-Apr-20
Yes Bou, the girl on the right....

From: Spiral Horn
15-Apr-20
I only know of one UAE hunting operation. It is a big estate but the do offer hunts (including bowhunts) for Arabian Oryx 2x species of Gazelle.

From: Highlife
16-Apr-20

From: Highlife
16-Apr-20

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