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EMBARRASSED MYSELF THE OTHER DAY
The other day, I was headed out hunting for the evening. I passed a big diesel truck headed up the hill as he was taking his time on the washouts and my Subaru outback was navigating them quite well. I made it to where I was headed into the bush and threw on my backpack got all my gear on just as I heard the diesel headed up the road. I didn't really want too many people knowing just where I go into the woods because I have a pretty good trail cut just out of sight of the road and don't want to invite anybody not already going there so I thought I had just enough time to get far enough away from the car and behind a tree to hid before the truck got within sight. I made it and looked back to see the truck stop right beside my car. What the ......, In the haste of getting out getting out of sight as fast as I could, I had left my bow sitting right on the top of the car. I stepped out from behind the tree, waved and headed back down to the car to retrieve my bow. No telling how far I would have made it into the woods before I realized I had left my bow if he had not have stopped. Thank you MR. Diesel if you are out there.
Haha. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who hides from passing vehicles to prevent them from seeing where I enter and exit certain hunting spots.
One time in my haste to load up and leave after a hunt, I left my Swarovski binos on top of my truck. I'll never forget the sick feeling I got when I heard them sliding off the truck and watched them bouncing along the dirt road in my rear view mirror at about 50 mph.
Lol. You would have figured it out eventually.
I’d have been more embarrassed by the Subaru than leaving my bow on the hood. ;-)
Ahh the subi is a solid hunting rig LUNGSHOT. It has been sitting at the end of the road by its lonesome after passing by parked pickup trucks in the early spring horn hunting season. Studs and chains all the way around.
A Subaru is a good cover vehicle if you are hunting in an area where the tree huggers and animal rights people hang out. In Albuquerque, there would be trucks that obviously belonged to hunters, that would get vandalized while parked before sunrise, by the antis. As long as they don’t see you getting out of the car with your bow and equipment, they’ll never suspect you’re a hunter.
Reminds me of the time my brother shot a 7X in Kaibab. We use those game carts from Cabelas for retrieval on deer. Anywhoo, we loaded him whole and were about 125 yards away from popping out on the road when we hear a vehicle coming. We didn't want anyone to see us walking out to the road with a big mulie so we stuck the cart behind a clump of trees and the three of us layed down on the ground, watching the truck pass by.
^^^ True. Just slap a “VEGAN” and a “COEXIST” sticker on that sucker and your all set.
Probably just figured you "duck walked" into the woods.
Old buddy got back to his truck on his Honda Big Red. Latex his Remington Rattlemaster on the hood while he loaded the bike. Took off down the road afterwards. The rifle didn’t last very long on the hood. Lol
Father I have sinned.... Ran over my bow once....
This is my buddy’s urban hunting vehicle...............he has killed more deer than probably anyone I know! He averages 8-10/ yr...................you’d never know it when he’s driving the Subie! ;-)
Calling it a Subi is about the dumbest thing i hear on a regular basis. But, whatever works. My favorite thing lately is parking my diesel in the Grocery parking lot right on top of the line for the electric vehicle charging station. They really have to work to get in there.
How ‘bout Lezbaru.........,.,...,..is that better?! ;-)
Rut Nut beat me to it!
And if I saw your truck parked like that, I would just think you had trouble driving it! : )
I would have bet my house that this was going to be a "jordanathome" thread...
LOL I did the samething but it wasnt a bow it was a flyrod after hiking 4 miles i reliazed i didnt have my rod. Came back and someone had put it under my car. Left a folded note on my window.
Damn....... Hey, Otcwill rocked a subaru for many a successful year......
Sounds like you are lucky to have a diesel truck driver! Sometimes these unexpected situations can have a positive outcome. It's wonderful that the driver stopped and helped you realize that you had left your bow on the roof of the truck before you went too far into the woods. By the way you asked for a driver's license, well the https://fairyid.com/ best fake id can be done much faster than going to theory and practice. It's a reminder that kindness and consideration can be found in the most unexpected places. It's always a good idea to double-check your gear before heading out into the wilderness. Happy hunting!
I got done hunting one night and when I was loading the truck up it started pouring. I quickly finished, jumped in and drove an hour home. The next time out, I went to grab my quiver? Yup, quiver full of arrows with BH's gone. LMFAO on the subaru comments above.
Little different fwiw. Was kayaking alone in-some moderately high whitewater and after a couple rapids realized I hadn’t put my life jacket on. Left a gps on the roof. That’s gone. Pulling out of a parking area and just happen to check in the review mirror to see my mtn bike still on the ground. And those are all when I was considerably younger .
Pretty sure "Handle" is an AI bot
I learned the hard way to never put my bow on the top of a car/truck when fumbling for my keys. I always put it on the hood so I'll see it before driving away.
Left my bow leaning against front tire of truck when I left after dark 2 hours from home after a hunt. When I got home and unpacked I found it missing I called a friend that lived there and he found it unharmed. It was 10ft off the blacktop!
I once headed out of a little swampy area after shooting time, got back to the car and said, " something is missing" and that something was my bow. So I had to walk back and get it, not terrible far but far enough to make it a pain after a long day out. Amazing how you can get preoccupied and leave behind a bow or? The only good thing about my episode is no one saw it happen, lol.
LMAO @ Lunghshot. But my wife got an Outback from her company as a work vehicle a few years back and I have been nothing but impressed. It has had fewer problems than any of my GM vehicles since '09.
To the OP - I have left my gun in the truck when duck hunting and I get the decoys set up a mile away in the water and realize I am weaponless. Got in the stand onetime and didn't have my quiver on the bow. Doing stupid things once helps with your memory later....
How about using a climbing stand to get 25 feet up a tree and are all set. Then drop your release to the ground.
This year I climbed a really steep ridge with a "young " guy who was camped by me. It was a serious push for this 69 year old with asthma and Pulmonary Hypertension, but my new friend had found some elk, and sure enough, we were on them on the wide open top of the ridge. Took my pack off and put it beside a gnarly tree for the final crawl into our ambush spot.
You know what happened. We were almost to the bottom of the ridge, pretty much dark, when I realized I had left it up there. My new friend, without my saying anything except "Oh s#!t, I left my pack!" threw off his pack, set his bow down and said, "I'll go get it". I protested but he was already on his way. That showed me a lot about his character, and besides hunting together a few more times before he had to leave, we plan to fish together next spring.
Trapping mink one time I saw a perfect spot for a blind set. Reached in the water to spread some weeds & whack….stuck my hand in my own trap I’d forgotten I’d set some time earlier.
Rifle hunting this one time I shot a buck and gutted him. I started dragging him out the 4 miles and after 3 I was thinking that this was going pretty well, not as difficult as it could be. It was then I remembered I had set my rifle on a ground cover juniper type bush until I finished gutting. I never covered 3 miles so fast back to where that rifle was. It was still there.
I learned to hard way to always place my bow, gun, phone on the hood so I can see it when I start driving off. Put my bow on the toolbox behind the cab once and realized it was "traveling" after I got about a mile down the highway. Doesn't take much these days to interrupt my train of thought (phone ringing).