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#1 sureshot

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 06:34 PM

Two weeks ago I took my elderly father (84.5 years old) dove hunting.

We had to cut the trip short and head for the ER.

As they dug the pellets out, we were told that no vital organs had been damaged.

As a precaution, the patient was admitted to ICU.

After several days of care, the patient was released from the ICU, and advised rest, but could go back to work, but only light duty was advised.

 

Feeling much better, the patient headed out for another (and last) dove hunt of the year.

I felt it might help if the patient was more easily identified in the field, and a repeat of the week before would not occur.

 

So please, PLEASE, be careful and know your target before you squeeze the trigger !

 

The photos below are the before and after hospital shots.

And the precautions we took before last weekend.

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#2 nicapopolis

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:10 PM

Haha. I always tell people I hunt with that decoys are fair game.

The good news is that if a buddy does shoot a decoy, he will have a hard time buying you just one. Spinning wings are a different story.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:04 PM

“If it flies, it dies” (or if it appears to fly)

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:48 PM

Hard core dovers.

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 01:56 PM

LOL!!!
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Posted 25 December 2018 - 01:56 PM

Hope for a fast recovery
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