Hunters on Timberline Trail????

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retired jerry
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Re: Hunters on Timberline Trail????

Post by retired jerry » October 6th, 2020, 6:05 am

Cheney was never charged with shooting his hunting buddy :)

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Re: Hunters on Timberline Trail????

Post by xrp » October 6th, 2020, 8:38 am

drm wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 5:50 am
xrp wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 10:44 am
Close to criminal? It is fact that if you injure/kill another human with a weapon, you will indeed be facing criminal charges. Unless no one reported it! :o
I have certainly heard of hunter shootings that were considered accidents and no charges were filed, even some resulting in a death.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Chen ... g_accident <--- Yep :o

Edit to add: beaten like a rented mule by retired jerry on Page 3.

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Re: Hunters on Timberline Trail????

Post by retired jerry » October 6th, 2020, 11:46 am

beaten like a rented mule?

I'll have to look that one up. I get all my cultural education on internet forums

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Re: Hunters on Timberline Trail????

Post by smallsound » October 6th, 2020, 1:51 pm

Thanks everyone for your comments on this topic. In my 20 years of hiking in Oregon I have never encountered hunters on a well traveled wilderness trail like the Timberline. Definitely a bit of a Gortex/REI vs Camo/Cabellas sort of culture clash, eh?! Now that we've confirmed hunting on the Timberline is indeed legal, how in the heck is a hunter going to haul out a deer or bear(!) back down to a trailhead?

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Re: Hunters on Timberline Trail????

Post by retired jerry » October 6th, 2020, 1:57 pm

How do you get the deer out?

In a pack

with the head sticking out the top

sort of unsettling for a Goretex/REI person to see

actually, when I've talked to hunters in person they've always been reasonable

maybe stay away from the beer drinking target shooters, although I have done that before and survived

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Re: Hunters on Timberline Trail????

Post by drm » October 6th, 2020, 2:29 pm

The beer drinking target shooters don't stray far from the roads.

I may be firmly in the REI/Goretex side, but I am a bit envious of those with the skill to provide for themselves. I go to the wilderness self-sufficient in most ways.

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Re: Hunters on Timberline Trail????

Post by dirtman » October 6th, 2020, 3:28 pm

Packing out a bull elk solo is even more of a task as it requires multiple trips so as to get it back to the vehicle.

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