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Thread: Man rescued from Kaimanawa Ranges after suffering gunshot wound

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMH72 View Post
    Just read on Stuff that he was shot by someone he was hunting with. Hope he is OK. Be safe and identify your target.
    Indeed. Which rule was broken though? Did he not identify the target? Or was it an Accidental discharge with the firearm not in a safe direction? Was he loaded and ready to fire or was he carrying a loaded firearm? Whichever it was does not matter. The result of not following the 7 simple basic rules meant his mate is now fighting for his life. As @GMH72 said; Be safe and identify your target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    Flat earthers the lot of them I reckon. They are clearly trying to disprove Darwinisim. Stupidity is natures way of weeding our the dumb ones which strengthens the gene pool of those remaining.
    I don't think they have enough brains and common sense to even be flat earthers.
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    Yeah! All those flat earthers should be thrown over the edge!
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    Very lucky(unlucky) guy who got shot ..... thank goodness for the Greenleas rescue chopper based in Taupo ..... by all accounts it was touch and go to get to him before he bled to death.
    One coming from Hamilton would have been 30 min too late .... but in a "gold standard helicopter".
    Just hope these bureacrats in Wellington or where ever they are that are pushing this agenda of getting rid of rescue choppers for "efficiency" shut the fuck up and listen to real world needs.
    The one in Taupo and the one in TeAnau are critical to those of us who enjoy the back country.
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    Totally agree. "best clinical outcomes", experts coming on a flash chopper an hour late or not at all arent much help if yr bleeding to death and a quick chopper with a paramedic who knows how to use a tornuquet can save yr life from hypothermia.

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    Just look how the survival rates of solders went up once the helicopter was involved.
    Hate to think what the casualty rate would have been for wars like Korea Vietnam if helicopters weren’t involved.
    Guess it would be the same stats as the enemy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Work Place Safety NZ would become redundant
    I think they already are? My neighbor phoned them about some really dangerous practices on a building site and aparently they were told something to the effect "If someone dies we will be over" WTF

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    well this is an unproductive thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    well this is an unproductive thread
    There is a few about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Totally agree. "best clinical outcomes", experts coming on a flash chopper an hour late or not at all arent much help if yr bleeding to death and a quick chopper with a paramedic who knows how to use a tornuquet can save yr life from hypothermia.
    @Woody

    I wonder, how many carry a decent first aid kit when going hunting? Do we have contingency plans for what to do if we get shot? I don't wear a climbing helmet or have an inflatable vest, but as falls and drownings are big issues I wonder. Certainly, it would be poor planning to depend on immediately life-saving items getting choppered in.
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    I always carry a quite large 1st aid pouch with basic survival gear since early NZFS days. Over the past 5 or so years I also carry a PLB and extra rainwear. The weight in my daypack annoys me but I think hunters in remote areas need to take a certain amount of responsibility for themselves. This latest victim would be dead if there was'nt a PLB carried.
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    From point of view of falls / near drownings, seems best to go with a mate on the face of it.

    From point of view of accidental shootings, on average is it safer to hunt alone?
    Guns don't kill people - drivers do.

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    The only answer to that, is to choose yr hunting mates carefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    The only answer to that, is to choose yr hunting mates carefully.
    Yip. And safer to stay together instead of splitting up even if it means only one of you might get to shoot something, I think most same-hunting-party accidental shootings have resulted from people separating and losing track of each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMH72 View Post
    Just read on Stuff that he was shot by someone he was hunting with. Hope he is OK. Be safe and identify your target.
    Reported on Stuff... about 50% chance of being correct then?
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