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Old 11-28-2011, 02:33 PM
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Default Such tragedy

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these two men. Everybody becarefull out there!

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Old 11-28-2011, 06:54 PM
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I hate hearing bad news like that. I hope that all of us members here on the DHC can be 120% careful. It cannot be stressed enough!!!!!!!
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:14 PM
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I hardly know what to say but yes this is a very upsetting tragedy.
Mr. Birch and I were members, on another website due to the fact that there was a Vermont Forum, I enjoy staying in touch with local happenings.

Mr Birch was an avid hunter that loved being outdoors.
Through his posts you could easily tell he was a Genuine hunter willing to help anyone out that needed a hand or experienced advice.
I didnt know Mr. Birch personally or the other gentleman involved but I pray for the loved ones that both men have left behind.
God rest their souls.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:22 PM
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Stories like this are sad prime exsamples of why it is so important to wear your hunter orange and be 110% of your target !!
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:15 PM
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may they rest in peace. any please yall be safe and wear your blaze orange and alwyas say the hunters prayer before going out in the field
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:23 PM
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This is extremely sad. Truly makes you think twice about safety when your hunting. RIP. I send my prayers for their families.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:06 PM
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Man that stinks.. Thoughts and prayers to all involved. You can tell they had made a lot of hunting memories together if you looked at the pics. Grief had to be overwhelming for the man after he shot his friend.

Be safe out there.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:48 AM
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Very very sad I remember reading some of Mr. Birch's posts too Bruce seemed Like a very nice guy
Prayers to both families
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:59 AM
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I agree with everyone above... make sure of your shot 100% before you ever shoot. I always make sure I check the background of the shot too.. that bullet doesn't always stay lodged in the deer.
This situation is terrible to read about and I hope to God above nothing like that happens around here. Prayers were sent to the families involved
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:10 AM
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Our hearts and prayers go out to the families. I saw this yesterday evening online after coming in from my deer blind. . . . . my heart sank.

We cannot get complacent when it comes to safety. It must always be our # 1 priority when hunting.

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