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Thread: Injury Stories While Up Hunting

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    Injury Stories While Up Hunting

    There has to be a few stories out there......

    So I'll get this started, after my "incident" yesterday.

    Went for a wee wander to get some goats on a customers property over looking Little River.
    Saw a small mob of the stinkies basking in the sun, and hatched a plan to drop down on them. So did that, all good. Surprised them and dropped 4 goats.

    Got down to them and saw a nanny in need of finishing off, so got out my new Bahco knife (out of the box super sharp), grabbed it by a horn bent the neck back and slit it's throat. Only to find I'd also cut my little finger to the bone. How the fcuk I managed to do that I have no idea.

    So after a bit of "on the hill" medical attention from my hunting buddy, I left it to him to butcher the ones we wanted.

    Got home, cleaned up a bit and headed off to the Drs (about 6pm). Doc took one look and sent me to the Ed for a specialist to look at it.
    Sat around waiting (5hrs) for the plastic surgeon to finish up in theater. After he localised the finger poked, prodded, and bent the finger back and forth he cleaned it then stitched it up.
    Luckily for me the tendons weren't severed (like last time - another story for another day ). Dr reckoned it was very close, the tendons had been touched and some fibers had been cut but they'd be Ok.

    Got back home just before midnight.

    But at least we got some nice meat out of it.
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    Last time I went bunny shooting with my younger brother, he somehow managed to close a folding knife on his finger within 10 minutes of arriving. Only made a tiny cut, with a drop or two of blood, but he still promptly fainted.

    It was pretty funny actually

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    Nice work Cambo, I bet plenty have done that before, myself included!
    I have knocked myself out while fishing before. Was stepping off some rocks onto a big ol slimy flat rock then I went arse over tit and woke up to see my gear scattered about and me lying on the rock. Not sure how long I was out for but picked up my gear and carried on fishing. End result no fish and a lump on the back of my head.

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    Worst hunting-related injury?




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    Other than that, I've managed to avoid the whole nasty situation by simply never actually going outdoors.
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    Only through my own stupidity have I ever been hurt whilst hunting.
    Thought carrying a sambar stag hindquarters out through a sand dune only 5 days after a knee operation was a good idea....

    Stupid

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    Must have been one of my first hunting trips with Dad when I was a little fulla.Me and Dads mates son were running along the track in front of them happily slashing away at anything growing over the track with our knives. When nec minnit I have stabbed myself in the thigh just above my knee!
    Cracks me up when I think back,still got the scar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    Broke leg in Australia. Surgery and shit. Lots of hacking and chopping and butchery. Sliced my knee open right up the front. But thats not hunting related.

    1 month after the surgery (it would be six more before I walked without crutches) Crzyman, Gimp and Jakewire decided to get me out of the house and take me hunting. Jakewire came around to pick me up, I went charging across the living room on my crutches, my stoney creek long jacket I was trying to carry tangled around one of them and I went down hard, all my weight on my post operative knee. For my troubles I traded in my nice neat scar for a big ridge of scar tissue its a bitch to kneel on four years later.

    It was a low point. Jakewire asked me if I was ok. Its one of two times, in a long line of nasty accidents where I have answered no. The other being when my nutsack earthed out the electric fence when they slipped out of my stubbies while I was shimmying under the top wire.

    After a bit of a rest on my face we got underway and it was a good trip.
    The electric fence bit is so funny my QC and tractor drivers are wondering WTF is he laughing about !!!!!!

    Funniest thing I have read, ever

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    We were chasing bunnies one night in mates ute, he was driving like he stole it, other mate was on the back as the shooter, holding on for dear life when the shitty roof bar snaped of he whent arse over tit off into the darkness . Didn't know he had gone until there where no shots being fired at the bunny we had run down. He was found 10 mins later out cold in the long grass with the spot light . Was the week befor his wedding he was concussed and had about 10 stitches in his toung where he bit threw it. He was gutted as he couldn't drink at his wedding , his mrs was dark on us too. Maybe because his tounge was out of action for honey moon ?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    The other being when my nutsack earthed out the electric fence when they slipped out of my stubbies while I was shimmying under the top wire.

    After a bit of a rest on my face we got underway and it was a good trip.
    Sorry but I laughed good and loud
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    When I was about 14 or some thing jumped of the back of the ute to open the gate(lampin bunnys) arsed up and got my foot run over by the back wheel.No serious damage apart from a sore foot. think I was saved by the fact I had solid boots on and foot was on its side so the inflexible sole took most of the weight.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    A long time ago we were spot lighting rabbits from my Ford Escort on a farm near Hawarden, we had spotlighted before in the same paddock on previous trips but this time was a little different.

    The grass was a little longer and I drove the car over a 6" irragation conection point ripping the front suspension from the car. A rather expensive fix, can laugh about it 35 years later but she was a few weeks wages back then.

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    While hunting the upper lords river block on stewart island i was attempting to pry the top out of a soy sauce bottle (to speed up the emptying of the bottle) with a folding pocket knife.
    It appears that i didn't have it locked all the way open and it closed on my trigger finger, lucky for me there is a hard bone like thing in the middle of my finger.

    Here are a couple of photo's they aren't the best due to being taken on a point and shoot disposable camera.






 

 

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