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Old 08-24-2019, 5:47 PM
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I recently heard a hunter’s account of his most unsettling experience out on a hunt. While out stalking, he got the feeling he was being watched, to the extent that he expected to greet a person as he looked behind him on the trail. No one was there, but his hair stood up and his gut sank, as he was suddenly aware that at some point, the woods had gone quiet. No birds, or other critters. He sat with his back to a tree and his rifle in his lap until the feeling passed and the woods seemed to “return to normal” by his estimation and called it a day.

How fascinating and compelling, I thought! What was he reacting to? Was a predator watching him? Or was it nothing at all? Dispite finding no other evidence of something threatening in those woods, he was left with one of the most profound experiences he had ever had!

What’s the most unsettling, strangest, or extraordinary thing you’ve encountered on a hunt or out camping?
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Very quiet night, hollering bobcat, and once a Nazi appeared seemingly out of nowhere, he was lost.
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Very quiet night, hollering bobcat, and once a Nazi appeared seemingly out of nowhere, he was lost.
A nazi, you say?! Did you punch him? I heard that’s what you’re supposed to do.

I did just laugh out loud, though, at the thought of a disheveled, ‘stache-rocking, little German fellow stammering for directions and using his little armband to cover his scrapes and scratches.
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We were walking out to the duck blind o dark thirty, and could hear someone walking in the water. Then it turned toward us and was getting closer, splashing footsteps getting louder and louder, faster and faster. Turned into a full sprint heading directly for me and my buddy, no one should be out here.

50 yards and still can’t see what’s charging full speed, then we see glowing red eyes, low to the ground, I’m feeling fully unprepared with gun it case and ammo in the blind bag. 15 yards and it hits our headlamps....a black lab !! Damn dog scared the **** out of me.
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I was scouting deer pre season near the summit of Carson pass,

i had pulled off at a turn out and hiked back a short ways with my chesapeake.

It was mid day and i was really just looking the area over so i had no problem with hollering at the dog to keep him from having too much fun.

I settled in and was glassing a while when i spotted something bright blue down canyon from me on rock.

I homed in on it and it was a small ice chest and there was a blanket layed out on another big flat rock next to it but no one around that i could see.

A few minutes later i saw a motorcycle pulled over beside the highway (88) at the mouth of the canyon far below.

I had about gridded out the area entirely and was about to leave when it became clear that my hollering must have startled a young couple who by this time had gone back to doing what they were there for.

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I went camping with my gf at a time a couple years ago. To a secluded place as far away from people as possible. It was a really nice evening but really cold. It got dark fast maybe at around 5pm the sun was setting. She wakes me up at around 2-3 in the morning saying she hears kids screaming. I tell her she’s dreaming and I’m about to turn the other way when I hear them too. Sounds like school kids around a classroom full of them. They weren’t screaming in pain almost like in joy. I sit straight up and we hear them screaming for around 10-15 minutes.

By the time is subsides she’s in tears wanting to go home and I’m in shock holding onto my 12 gauge loaded with slugs. I peak out and it’s pitch black, no signs of life not even the critters were making noises because of how cold it was. Musta been around 20-30 degrees. She falls asleep while I stay up watch all night. The next day we decided to figure out to see if a class of kids was camping out close to us the way we heard the noise and all we found was an old burned down cabin/building.

She never wanted to go camping again.
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Crashed a snow mobile into a tree, drifting in and out of consciousness I swear there was a big white really hairy Yeti standing over me and giving me first aid.

To this day I have no real explanation of what I saw.
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Was hiking a coastal trail and right next to me and the wife in thick brush we hear this loud “huff”. 100% it was a bear and even having never heard that sound before I’m sure it was a warning sound from a large predator. Made the hair on my neck stand up. Crazy how biology works. Never heard that sound before and it triggered full fight reflex.
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I went camping with my gf at a time a couple years ago. To a secluded place as far away from people as possible. It was a really nice evening but really cold. It got dark fast maybe at around 5pm the sun was setting. She wakes me up at around 2-3 in the morning saying she hears kids screaming. I tell her she’s dreaming and I’m about to turn the other way when I hear them too. Sounds like school kids around a classroom full of them. They weren’t screaming in pain almost like in joy. I sit straight up and we hear them screaming for around 10-15 minutes..
I heard those insane noises too. What happened to me was I was living in a remote area where the nearest nighttime food/entertainment was a 1 hour walk with zero streetlights and dense tree cover so basically a pitch black tunnel. Me and 2 other guys. I was almost walking with my hands out in front like a kid in a dark hallway.

We'd gone quiet to focus on not walking off the road and suddenly about 30 ft off into the woods from complete dead silence not even a breeze blowing the cackling screaming started.

Glad I'm not the only one who was scared horribly by coyotes!
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I recently heard a hunter’s account of his most unsettling experience out on a hunt. While out stalking, he got the feeling he was being watched, to the extent that he expected to greet a person as he looked behind him on the trail. No one was there, but his hair stood up and his gut sank, as he was suddenly aware that at some point, the woods had gone quiet. No birds, or other critters. He sat with his back to a tree and his rifle in his lap until the feeling passed and the woods seemed to “return to normal” by his estimation and called it a day.

How fascinating and compelling, I thought! What was he reacting to? Was a predator watching him? Or was it nothing at all? Dispite finding no other evidence of something threatening in those woods, he was left with one of the most profound experiences he had ever had!

What’s the most unsettling, strangest, or extraordinary thing you’ve encountered on a hunt or out camping?
Apparently it was his first time in the woods alone. (Grin)
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When I was stationed in Alaska, my buddy and I were out for moose. We end up on a game trail that is in the middle of a dry creek bed. This creek is filled with chest high grass with shoulder height banks that are lined with very thick alders, not one we could have gotten out of quickly. Anyway, our game trail dead ends at a larger, flowing stream so we turn around to retrace our steps. We go around a bend and there in the middle of the trail where we were walking not 10 minutes prior was an enormous, still steaming, pile of digested meat. We take one look at it, look at each other, and without a word, draw our sidearms and got the hell out of there. Never saw that griz, but it was big and it was close.
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Carrying a deer out on my back. Came around a corner to meet a large black bear about 20 yards away on the trail coming my way. The trail was on a wooded steep hill. It stood up(I swear) and as fast as I could I pumped 5 rounds of 30-06 into it from my Rem pump 760 rifle. Then I got the hell out of there. I did not have a bear tag that year. I never unload my firearm while I am in the field bringing out game.

Another one was when I sat on a log for a rest for about 10 minutes. When I got up to leave I saw a rattle snake coiled up not 2 feet from me. I do not like rattle snakes or cobras(had to walk around one in Africa) or any others.
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In the summer of 1984 I was walking along the Trinity River with my cousin. We had some timberland up by Mt. Shasta.

We got about a mile downstream from the cabin and it all got quiet. Felt the eyes on us, we were both looking into the woods at the same spot but didn't see anything. Drew our pistols and backed into the river. If it was coming it would have to slow down in the water... We backed all the way up to our meadow and ran for the long guns.

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Just last week, I was hunting in Knoxville. It was a long day and lot of people hunting. After talking with a few people, I decided to go trail and make my way to play I didn't think anyone would be. I found a nice location and decided to hunt there for the evening. It was a valley where I could see many game trails that hopefully would be used in a next few hours.

After looking around a little more, I decided to hunt on the other side of the hill. I went to the to other side, set up, and started to glass. I thought to myself, why haven't I seen any sign of life?! I got really comfortable, sitting on the ground, my backpack and rifle on my right side. Glasses for about 10 minutes and then I heard this "SCRUFF-SCRUFF-SCRUFF" sound to my right... I turned to the right and I see a black bear coming right at me! I jump up and pull out my Glock20. The bear stops and turns around and runs away. I pulled out my range finder to see just how close the bear was and it read 21 feet. My first encounter with a bear in the wild. I always see bear scatt and such...

This week, I have been a lot more cautious out there. I have had a dream about the encounter. Friday I was in lunch canyon. I was on one trail where I came up onna bedding area that was large and had scat around. I got out of there so fast. Later that day, I was on judge trail and I felt really eerie. I heard someone in the thicker moving, I turned and saw some scatt... I don't know what it was but I just didn't want to take any chance. I turn around with my handgun in hand.

Today, I bought hardcase ammo just in case.
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One morning I went for my usual quick stroll through my routine stomping grounds. I saw a lot familiar sights and found a few interesting things. But I wasn't finding exactly what I was looking for. So I decided to search in a new area. What I found was gross, shocking and totally disgusting. I had stumbled into the Calguns OT forum.
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I was turkey hunting with my kid near Mt. Palomar. We went into a thicket of trees. There were some very large boulders in a circle with a Louis IVX chair smack in the middle. I still don't know what for but we didn't hang around to find out.
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A nazi, you say?! Did you punch him? I heard that’s what you’re supposed to do.

I did just laugh out loud, though, at the thought of a disheveled, ‘stache-rocking, little German fellow stammering for directions and using his little armband to cover his scrapes and scratches.
He was driving deer on Cache Creek with another person and shooters on the hillsides, he fell into the flood stage creek and was washed down. There was a trolley cable 20 yards from the Redbud Trail Crossing that those that know or found would use to cross at flood stage. Before I knew it he was in the water making his way to the my side. I was armed, had provisions, he had no shirt and worn out.

After chatting, I gave him a bottle of water and pointed him to the parking lot, even showed him a shortcut. He didn't frighten me, as a matter of fact, before I gave him the bottle of water I raised it to my mouth and guzzled it, made sure to backwash, he took it and quenched his thirst. The bobcat was fighting.

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Working SAR in the Coast Guard, one totally moonless night we got a call from someone in the Santa Barbara area that claimed they saw an emergency flare out by Santa Rosa island.
OK, pretty doubtful someone on land that far away would see a flare shot from a boat, but we had to get underway and investigate anyway.

Running out there full speed in a 41' boat, maybe 3-4 miles from the island, suddenly the boat shook and quivered and shaked and the twin 425 h.p. engines bogged down, the boat virtually came to a stop.
I threw the engines into neutral as fast as possible.
It was a moonless night, I mean dark, the kinda dark most people have never seen before, the kind of dark that seems to swallow objects up.

I figured we hit a huge kelp bed or a fisherman's net but no. Turning around and using the Night Sun (spotlight) the water behind us was clean, no churned up kelp, no cut up net and the screws were clear, everything shipboard worked as it should.

The 41's had a three man crew and we all had the heebie-jeebies, what the hell was that? What could stop us like that from full speed with 850 HP?
The absolute darkness added to the scariness of the situation.

We had to continue the search until satisfied there was no vessel in distress but the whole situation right from the get go with the call of a flare sighting was suspicious, adding the complete darkness and then the shaking and stopping of the boat had us totally freaked out.
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We used to go fishing for a week every summer at fly-in only lakes in BC. Lakes with just a single cabin. Totally cutoff from the rest of the world except for the Beaver that came every couple of days to check on us. Grizzly bear heaven.

The out house was about 50 yards away from the cabin. Not a fun place to go at 2am. Every stump looks a grizzly on a moonless night. Every noise is a grizzly. Over the years, we saw quite a few but they never bothered us.
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Previous thread dedicated to weird discoveries and experiences while hunting.


Great thread there...
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Hunting deer in Greenhorn Mtns. Canyons west of Bull Run Basin. Slow walking forestry trail, 3-4 steps, pause for slow 20 count and watch. Rinse repeat.

Catch quick glimpse of movement between boulders 20 yds ahead. Freeze, wait, watch. Nothing. Continue my slow walk until among the boulders.

Damn big cougar track on trail where I spotted movement. WTH, decided to follow tracks as best I could. Trail made big 200 yd loop down hillside to right. Then back up onto forestry trail, to same spot among boulders. TWICE!

I never got another look at the cougar.

Second loop, some of my tracks were on the cats. Some of the cats tracks were on mine.

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A few years back I was deer hunting at Fort Hunter Liggett. It was about an hour before the end of legal shooting time. I set up about 50 yards from a treeline along a riverbed where a heavily traveled game trail came out of the river bottom. I saw a couple of does come out of the trees, followed by a buck. The buck was still far enough down the bank that I could only see the antlers and top of his head. The buck hung up there for about a minute. Then the does started looking around nervously. I had been still the entire time and the wind was good. So, I knew they weren't nervous about me. The buck backed out and disappeared, followed quickly, but cautiously, by the does.

I sat there for a minute, hoping they would re-appear. Then, I considered slipping in slowly and trying to find the buck. Just then, I saw a mountain lion drop down to the ground from the tree directly adjacent to the trail where the deer had been standing.

This was the second mountain lion I had seen that month within a mile of one another. They were definitely different cats, as this one was an adult and the previous was a juvenile. I was lucky enough to get a video of the juvenile during the previous encounter.

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Early morning dove hunting in September out near Barstow a few years ago. Shot a limit by about 9:30am and packed it up. As I picked up my dove stool I saw a nice little 2’ Mojave Green Rattler coiled up in the sand to my left. I’d walked within three feet of that snake at least five times that morning while getting up to retrieve birds. I’m damn lucky that little bastard didn’t bite me.
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San Gabriel mtns near the old cable car ruins. Bent over by a small water fall to take a drink. Almost put my hand on a baby rattler. Came across so many rattlers that trip.

Dispersed camping with the family near McCloud and middle of the night went out to pee. Suddenly a massive pack of coyotes started tipping yapping and howling - we were surrounded. Everyone was freaking out. It was fairly unsettling but gotta put on a brave for the kids. I said the coyotes were praising my manhood which they sighted as I peed. The wife giggled quite a bit and then folks calmed a bit.

Another camping trip in Mendocino county middle of the night a hellacious bunch of screaming. Sounded like a giant baby being ripped to pieces - made my skin crawl something fierce. Turns out a couple raccoons were fighting. Will never forget that sound.
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Once in my 20’ boat I was making a run back to the harbor from a 20 mile run out from Monterey harbor. There was little wind but the swells were about ten feet. About half way back I hit something hard. The impact slammed me into the center console. I thought the outboard unlocked as the prop came out of the water. I ended up hitting an 8’ blue shark with the out drive. The motor didn’t tilt. The motor ripped the transom tiling the motor up. Using a bunch of boat rope I secured the motor to the rear cleats and limped back until the coast guard came and pulled it the rest of the way in.

The motor was almost completely torn from the transom. There was a large crack all the way to the bottom of the hull. Lucky for me the bilge pump was faster than the leaking. The shark swam away but it was gona die. It was basically cut in half. The transom was too far gone to fix. Boat was junk. Ended up putting the motor on a different boat.
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Was tent camping in a remote area high and deep within the Sierras years ago. Wife and two small kids were with. Nobody around for miles. Both me and the wife were armed 24/7 up there. So one night at around 3am we were all asleep in the tent. Suddenly a loud scream in the night, no more than 25 yards away from our tent and coming from behind dense brush near the creek.

Being an avid and fanatical predator hunter for years and years, I instantly recognized the sound as an animal being mauled by something bigger. At the time, I had a Streamlight and for my “tent gun,” a Ruger Mini-30 with 20 round magazines (because ya never know) ready to go, plus a Beretta 9mm. Wife had her Glock 19 back with the kiddies.

I stepped out of the tent with the rifle and light but couldn’t see jack squat through the dense thick brush. No noise, rocks thrown into the brush by me or a bright light got the screaming to stop. My biggest fear (not for me, but what I might have to vaporize with the Mini) was a mountain lion or a black bear just on the other side of the brush.

Suddenly the screaming stopped and I heard something being dragged, then it all became quiet. So the remainder of darkness, I went back to a reclining chair the rest of the night and stoked up the campfire, while the girls went back to bed. I cradled the Mini-30 in my lap and “stood watch.”

Next morning at first light I went exploring and found mountain lion tracks all over and on the other side of the brush line. I guess it was just hungry and took out a raccoon. I didn’t worry about it too much, I just made sure that the kids were always within arms reach of me or the armed wife for the entire trip. I never ever turned my back on small kids when out in the Bush.
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One more......

In the early 80’s, our family liked to camp in our trailer, out in the desert near Wiley’s Well, near Blythe. We were all alone in the area. One night I was awoke and startled when my dad slowly crept out of bed quietly and moved slowly like a cat on the prowl.

Being a cop, he too loved his guns and when I heard him cock the hammer of his Colt “New Frontier” .45colt handgun, it sent shivers down my spine. I whispered, “dad what are you doing?” He whispered back saying, “shhhhhhhh...somebody just tried to open our trailer door.” My heart stopped beating right then!

Suddenly I heard pounding footsteps running away outside as my dad slung the door open to our trailer. Flashlight in his hand and a Colt Single Action in the other. A few expletives came outa my dad’s mouth at the fleeing vermin.

I lunged up to the kitchen window and saw tail lights come on and a truck blowing dirt up from spinning tires. My dad said it was two men that ran back to their truck parked about 60 or so yards away.

Scary when we have stories about wild animals in the brush, but DAMN scary when it’s a story of someone having the b@lls to try and make entry into one’s RV at night and out in the middle of nowhere.
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A few years ago, 2 buddies and I went out dove hunting at Eastman Lake for late season. We got there before dark and went our separate ways. The deal was to meet back at the truck by noon. On my way back, I took a game trail up through some rocky and thick brush in case I flush some quail. When I got to about 20 yards from the main dirt road, I felt someone tug on my gun barrel. I looked back and nothing. I walked another 10 yards or so and felt another tug on my gun barrel. Again, looked back and nothing. I'm creeped out at this point and thinking to myself, "Hell no. This is not happening."

When I arrive at the truck, one of my buddies showed me a picture of a toddler's outfit in my culture (Hmong) and some farm animal toys. They were placed neatly in between some boulders near the area where I had my experience. He told me he was about to bring the toy animals home for his boy. I joking told him he was cursed.

Once home, I posted about it and was informed that the toddler outfit and animal toys were placed there by a shaman. The shaman performed a ritual to send away the evil spirits that was harming the toddler. The outfit was to represent the toddler.
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I'm a night time bass fisherman so fishing at night is nothing new to me. I tend to find myself fishing alone at night most of the time. And I find it relaxing.

Well, on this one particular night about 10 years ago, a buddy and I went night fishing at Don Pedro. We get there around 10pm. My buddy quickly gears up and rushes to our little honey hole that is located about 1/4 mile away. I'm still lingering around the car, slowly getting my gear together. I then make my way to the honey hole. About 20 yards from the car, I get this eerie feeling. The hairs on the back of my neck is standing straight up.

I go back to my car and tried calling my buddy. Nope. Cell service here was a crap shoot back then. I start up my car and rev my engine (I drove a rice rocket with a loud exhaust back then) to see if I can get my buddy's attention.

About half an hour later, he finally makes it back to the car. He asks me what was wrong and I responded that my wife needed me to go to the store and we will be back afterwards (in my culture, when you get an eerie feeling or experience something supernatural, you never say that you're going home. It's always to the store or somewhere else so that the spirits don't follow you home). He got the secret message and we drive home. On the way home, I tell him that I got a creepy vibe that night.




On a different night doing some fishing at Don Pedro again with some buddies. We initially parked and fished around the Marina and was making our way towards the Flemings boat ramp. From the Marina to the boat ramp is roughly 200 yards straight line distance. One of my buddies volunteers to drive from the Marina to the Flemings boat parking lot.

We watched my buddy come down the launch ramp towards the water. Flemings boat ramp is very well lit up at night. We all saw that there was a guy walking a dog, not leashed, about 15-20 yards from my buddy and making their way towards him. We all watched as they spoke.

Once we made it to the boat ramp, we were asking my buddy if he made a new friend with the guy and his dog. My buddy responds that he talked to the guy but that there was no dog. We told him that we clearly saw a guy and dog. He tells us to stop BSing because there was no dog.




Don Pedro night fishing with some buddies again. We were all within a few feet of each other fishing. One of my buddies hears something from behind him and jumps as to take off running. We stop him and ask him what was wrong. He said that someone or something had thrown an empty soda can at him. Another buddy says that he was the one to throw the can. We laughed.
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Creeped out by Gun Haters:

When I was in my late teens, I had the splendid idea that I would hike the Desolation Wilderness from Meeks Bay to Wrights Lake. My mom agreed but insisted I take two things: my dog and a borrowed single-action revolver in .22 mag (no holster, just carried in a pocket with the handle sticking out and on an empty chamber). So off I went.

It was a wet year and the snow was heavier than usual. I was good for the first 7 or 8 miles until the trail disappeared in the snow and I was left to follow footprints. I'll shorten this disaster story. Teenagers aren't known for their good judgment and I was no exception here. But I eventually made it back to Eagle Lake, just a few miles away from the highway for a total of about 22 miles plus rock climbing & a host of challenges. After sleeping for 13 hours straight that night, I called my mom to pick me up early (those old cell phones could reach better than these newer ones), packed up camp and hiked out toward the highway.

And there's where things got eerie. A couple that was out for a hike saw this bedraggled young man in camo pants with a wolf hybrid at his side and a pistol sticking out of his pocket and began a "polite" harassment -- levying all sorts of questions and threatening to call the cops for carrying a concealed handgun. I was just a teenager & didn't really know anything about the laws concerning firearms. I was just thankful that I had it in case things got dicey and I needed a squirrel or two for food. And, heck, my mom told me to take it. But that was about as scared as I've ever been in the woods. That couple had me nearly ready to run and get lost in the woods all over again or face getting arrested.

Thankfully, nothing happened. As soon as I was clear, I stashed the revolver in my pack and hurried back to the trailhead to get as far away from those crazies as I could.

Looking back, I'm sure that "nice" couple thought that I was some semi-homeless vagrant packin' heat. But it just goes to show you that there is often nothing more dangerous to our safety and sense of well-being than a freaked out, gun-hating liberal who isn't afraid to use the force of law to appease their own sense of propriety.
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One time I pulled up to a place to Turkey hunt way before light on a really windy night. Noticed crime scene tape all over the neighbors mail box and gate. It was kind of creepy. Guess it was a murder suicide.

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One night Camping sitting around fire with my lady playing cards . A truck comes down the one way in kills lights and creeps around . Puts my my EnglishBulldog Dog on guard . I walk over and open rear door on Crew cab . Put a mag in the M1a . Truck pulls up slow. Stops and just sits there just off side of entrance to camp. All of a sudden Cab light comes on and that's not him hes to Big. It was a Gamewarden and Sheriff Looking for a guy who had been robbing people . They asked us if we wanted a escort out and Handed us a wanted flier .
Had a guy walked into into campfire light Dead silent late one night looking like he got whooped with a bat . He decided drive his 2 wheel Drive F150 Loaded with fire Wood and a toy hauler loaded with quads and dirt bikes down a nasty switch back steep hardly a Road and his Trailer pushed his Truck with wife and kids down a Cliff.
One night Laying in the Tent with wife and dogs and the dogs start growling. Low. And all of a sudden there a leaning on the tent like collapsing it and this Huffing deep breathing . I pull my 10mm and take aim thinking it's a bear . Spare mag in lap ready to Dump and reload . Aiming at the biggest section leaning on Tent . Moooooooooooo My wife says ****ing cow. Make some noise it moves off. Open the tent and. There are Hundreds of cows . Been camping in same spot since before I could walk never seen a cow or evidence of a cow in the area.
Had a Humpback about land in my Boat with in 6 ft full Breach like you see in movies 80 percent of that bad boy was out of water .

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Several incidents...

Years ago, I was duck hunting at Joice Island... I was heading out to my spot in the dark. I was around 3:30ish when a hear something charging through the tulies straight towards me. Before I could even get the decoy bag off my back or my gun off my shoulder, a medium sized wild pig ran right into me and knocked off my feet. The pig took off and I sprung to my feet, heart racing, and loaded my gun but the pig never came back. I was a nervous wreck until the sun came up.

Another time, while hunting deer in Wyoming I get to my spot super early in the morning while it's still dark. I lay out my pack, position my rifle, get my binoculars out and start to wait for the big heat tab in the sky to come up. I see some flashlights behind me coming down the canyon just before dawn while I'm sitting on the ground eating a granola bar. All of a sudden I hear what sounds like thunder and the ground starts to shake like an earthquake. I spin around and see a bull elk running straight towards me, only his head is slightly turned towards the flashlights and I can see he's looking behind him. At this point, I was sure he didn't know I was there and I thought he was going to trample me so I curled up into a ball hoping I wouldn't get stepped on. He gets about five yards from me and realizes I'm right there in front of him and jumps to the left to avoid me --all the while the ground is pounding like a massive earthquake. After he passes by, I slowly stand up in complete amazement as to what just happened and watch that beautiful bull completely disappear 100 yards away in open sage. It was an amazing experience.

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