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09-23-02, 12:18 AM
When bear hunting; Always have a partner who runs slower than you.
Where ever you are, the deer aren't.
You won't see a trophy buck until after you've tagged out or the season ends.
No, a mule is not a deer.
That was not the biggest elk you've ever seen... It was a cow.
Hip waders should be packed along for evenings around the camp fire.
Cold, wet and miserable is only classified as fun if it's called hunting.
Antler envy; Someone else's is always bigger.
When one is considered a deer by others, one may consider return fire as a valid option.
If deer had guns, they'd be easier to find.
09-23-02, 12:29 AM
1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap - life is expensive.
3. Only hits count.
4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.
5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)
6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a shotgun and a friend with a long gun.
7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.
9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when an Angel blows the powder from the flintlock of your musket."
10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
11. Always cheat, always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. Have a plan.
13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
16. Don't drop your guard.
17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.)
19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
09-26-02, 12:20 AM
A buddy of mine added these hunting truisms...
Yes, you can eat the antlers, I'm just saving mine for later........
My wife said "It's either me, or the hunting dog!". Damn, I miss her........
Deer hunting aint no catch and release sport.........
"But honey, I don't have one in THAT camo pattern!"
Bears do sh.t in the woods, watch your step!