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#3292234 - 01/24/22 11:01 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
204 AR Offline
PM senior

Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 5852
Loc: Nebraska
I feel for you, that's a long drive for that kind of disappointment. I did forget my lunch once when headed out early for deer hunting. That sucked but I shot a couple deer and made it back for lunch lol.
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#3292240 - 01/25/22 12:10 AM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
Softpoint Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 349
Loc: Washington
lol.. long ago I went to backing up the backup gear. Every vehicle and backpack has handcalls and batteries everywhere.

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#3292253 - 01/25/22 09:56 AM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
grinder67 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 339
Loc: north central IN.
I always keep a mouth call clipped to my range finder strap. Hopefully I never forget both my e-caller and my range finders

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#3292653 - 01/28/22 02:12 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
Flesher Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/20/19
Posts: 43
Loc: SE. MN
It's like walking to your bow stand and then realize you forgot the quiver, or release. Been there done that:)

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#3292741 - 01/28/22 11:00 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
duckstopper Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 543
Loc: MA
Shot a bobcat this week on Tuesday and didn't hunt again until today (Friday). Usually leave all my gear (except rifle) in the truck to avoid problems mentioned above. First set up today, where's my bipod? Best I can remember I must not have picked it up after Tuesday's hunt. Drive back to that spot, follow my tracks in the snow expecting (hoping) to find my bipod back at the Cat shooting spot. Before I get all the way back there, I spot the bipod on the ground. It must have fallen out of my hunting vest when I set the cat down to take a breather. Time to start taking those Ginko pills for memory enhancement.

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#3292787 - 01/29/22 11:22 AM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
murdoc Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 146
Loc: Wisconsin
Last night first spot. Few hundred yard walk to the spot through snow. Buddy forgot the remote in the truck. Fortunately ,kind of, this insnt the first time we’ve done something like this. Always have hand calls with.

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#3292906 - 01/30/22 10:55 AM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: murdoc]
TerFisIL Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 328
Loc: NW Illinois
Here's a dumb thing I did on a hunt many years back. My hunting partner brought his new AR platform along and told me how awesome it was, so I didn't even bother to chamber a round in my model 70 bolt gun. I did load the magazine but left the chamber empty even once on stand. Well, shortly after starting the caller, we had a hard charger come in close to us. I kept waiting for him to shoot. NOTHING! I looked over at him and he said, "It's jammed". By that time the coyote spotted us, I quickly worked the bolt and fired. I made a hasty hit as he ran off. There was blood but we never found him dead. So, lesson learned. ALWAYS be loaded up and ready.

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#3292912 - 01/30/22 11:58 AM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
AWS Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 6110
Loc: NM
I've never left anything home but have left things in the field and forgot to load the rifle a few times. Mostly I've had to go back and find my glasses. I don't need them to shoot and lay them on the ground next to me, it got to the point where I quit wearing prescription glasses and wore bifocal cheaters from Costco. So if you ever find a pair of glasses out in the field west of the Mississippi I was likely hunting there.

I forgot to load the rifle once and after the click the coyote stood there looking right at me, no way was I going to work the bolt and get a shot off. I kept hoping my BinL would shoot him. After it seemed like a long time he did and then came over and apologized for poaching one in front of me, I told him I didn't see it, that held for years until I confessed one night around the campfire.
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#3292924 - 01/30/22 02:24 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
alf Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 1546
Loc: SW Wisconsin

I was calling in Montana one year, and hustling that morning to get into this one creek bottom by first light.

Got the gun out of the truck, laid it against the rear tire, then gathered up my gear & caller, threw on my pack, and beat feet.

Made it 3-400 yards before I realized my pack was a little light....son-of-a-beech, forgot to grab the gun.....

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#3292933 - 01/30/22 04:11 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: alf]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4790
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: alf

I was calling in Montana one year, and hustling that morning to get into this one creek bottom by first light.

Got the gun out of the truck, laid it against the rear tire, then gathered up my gear & caller, threw on my pack, and beat feet.

Made it 3-400 yards before I realized my pack was a little light....son-of-a-beech, forgot to grab the gun.....



Forgot the gun, you have got to be kidding me

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#3292934 - 01/30/22 04:21 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8823
Loc: USA

Week, that’s a good’en.

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#3292935 - 01/30/22 04:25 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
204 AR Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 5852
Loc: Nebraska
Yeah, I walked in a few hundred yards over a gnarly sand hill, got all set up and realized My rifle was still back in the RZR. Said a couple cuss words and went back and got it. The stand was a bust.

Twice forgot to chamber a round before the first stand, called a coyote both times. Got one, lost the other.
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#3292941 - 01/30/22 05:51 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
alf Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 1546
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: weekender
Originally Posted By: alf

I was calling in Montana one year, and hustling that morning to get into this one creek bottom by first light.

Got the gun out of the truck, laid it against the rear tire, then gathered up my gear & caller, threw on my pack, and beat feet.

Made it 3-400 yards before I realized my pack was a little light....son-of-a-beech, forgot to grab the gun.....



Forgot the gun, you have got to be kidding me


At least you could keep an eye on it..... crazy

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#3292962 - 01/30/22 08:33 PM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
GTOHunter Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 1487
Loc: Southeast Missouri
I lost my best knife and found it in the woods a few months later after sitting down by a tree and saw it laying there on the ground!

I lost my cell phone way down in the woods on Public Land...had to drive back in the middle of the night and luckily found it.

The safety on the CZ Rifles are backwards...I had a Bobcat come in at last light...I flipped the safety back on and the gun didn't fire by the time I figured what happened the Cat slipped away.I was more mad at myself than anything!

I had my wallet fall out of my back pocket up in my ladder stand...heard something hit the ground and looked down at thinking I would get it when I climbed down but forgot when I walked back to the house and had to go back after dark to retrieve it.

Lost my expensive Finx flashlight on the Farm...never did find it yet!Lost my Johny Stewart feather distractor on a Lease we hunted...never did find it either.



Edited by GTOHunter (01/30/22 08:35 PM)
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#3292993 - 01/31/22 09:10 AM Re: I feel dumb, anybody else do it? [Re: weekender]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4790
Loc: NC
Looks like I am in good company. Thanks to those who have shared life's less favorable moments.

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