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    Tramper dies in Waioeka

    Not sure how many heard that a tramper was killed when he slipped off the track just before the Nikau hut in the Waioeke gorge a week back. This hut is the next one up from where the BOP forum hunt group went in prior to Xmas. I have been across that slip a number of times - it is a shitty little piece with no handholds, a foot wide track, and a straight drop onto the rocks. Just goes to show that we should all take care out there. He was 75 years old and fit as a buck rat - just rolled on a stone! My condolences to his family.
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    Yeah, there are a few sections of track in that area that I prefer to do in the dark, so I can't see how far I would tumble.
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    Thanks for sharing that Lentil. RIP to the old guy and condolences to the family.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Seems to be a bad year to be 75.
    one hunter, one tramper dead and wasn't the hunter missing at nelson lakes 75 too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    Seems to be a bad year to be 75.
    one hunter, one tramper dead and wasn't the hunter missing at nelson lakes 75 too?
    I think you are right Barefoot. Although it is sad to learn of their demise, I think it is fantastic that they were / are still out there doing it.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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