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Author Topic: How NOT to check ice thickness...  (Read 1634 times)

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How NOT to check ice thickness...
« on: Dec 27, 2016, 11:49 AM »
BOSTON - Massachusetts Environmental Police are reminding hunters not to shoot themselves.

An obvious reminder? Maybe. But according to a Facebook post from the agency, a hunter trying to determine ice thickness with the butt of his rifle on Saturday ended up accidentally shooting himself in the chest.

Environmental police say the muzzleloader rifle was loaded and shot the hunter in the chest while the person was testing the surface of the ice.

First-responders were able to stabilize the hunter and minimize blood loss.

Environmental police used the story as a reminder to maintain control over the muzzle of your rifle at all times and keep it pointed in a safe direction.

"A safe direction means that, in the event the firearm discharges, it will not cause injury or damage," the agency wrote in the post.
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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #1 on: Dec 27, 2016, 12:01 PM »
Dang ! An attempt to thin the gene pool.      :cookoo:

Good rule is ~ Treat every weapon as though a projectile is on it's way out the barrel at all times.     Perfect safety is the result of that mind-set.     :angel
      

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #2 on: Dec 27, 2016, 04:38 PM »
I hope he can blame that on alcohol because I don't anybody is that stupid sober.
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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #3 on: Dec 27, 2016, 04:55 PM »
Wow.. Can't believe people really do dumb stiff like this

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #4 on: Dec 27, 2016, 06:16 PM »
You would not believe the stupid **** I see during wilderness SAR. Muzzleloader dude is pretty tame compared.to some stuff I've seen.

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #5 on: Dec 27, 2016, 07:29 PM »
I like the stories about the guys who get shot by their dogs.

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #6 on: Dec 28, 2016, 11:35 AM »
Clearly it's the NRA's fault.

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #7 on: Dec 28, 2016, 01:15 PM »
wow :D

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #8 on: Dec 29, 2016, 12:14 PM »
Clearly not the recommended practice for checking the thickness.

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #9 on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:23 PM »
Bummer, and I hope he stays hunting down there in Mass.
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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #10 on: Jan 03, 2017, 07:26 PM »
But no one said how thick the ice was, just saying.
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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #11 on: Jan 03, 2017, 07:32 PM »
But no one said how thick the ice was, just saying.

Yep, that's how it goes....



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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #12 on: Jan 03, 2017, 07:40 PM »
Yikes!!!

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #13 on: Jan 06, 2017, 09:15 AM »
Gotta be kidding me.
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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #14 on: Jan 06, 2017, 10:52 AM »
Cross the "muzzle loader spud bar" off the items to invent list.  Does stupidity have any boundaries whatsoever?

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #15 on: Jan 06, 2017, 07:49 PM »
Cross the "muzzle loader spud bar" off the items to invent list.  Does stupidity have any boundaries whatsoever?

Ha, it knows no bounds

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #16 on: Jan 08, 2017, 08:37 AM »
But no one said how thick the ice was, just saying.
;D Your too funny.  Yeah maybe he should use his car to check the ice next time.

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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #17 on: Jan 08, 2017, 08:38 AM »
Yep, that's how it goes....



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Re: How NOT to check ice thickness...
« Reply #18 on: Jan 09, 2017, 05:14 AM »
Cross the "muzzle loader spud bar" off the items to invent list.  Does stupidity have any boundaries whatsoever?

Add a bayonet to muzzle loader and it might work...
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