BillyBob66 wrote:I think I'm ready just for some hammock and camping discussion for a while.
How about some hammock camping too?
I'm fix'n to try a poncho-tarp with a bivy. Its been too hot for me for a while, I hope to start getting out soon. Not sure where to go so I don't get shot by deer hunters.
Facts are strange things.
They can show us what fears are logical and those that are overblown or affected by personal bias.
http://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/lear ... education/
In 1966, 644,653 hunting licences were sold. There were 81 hunting accidents, 28 of which were fatal.
In 2015, 1,180,638 hunting licences were sold. There were 20 hunting accidents, 2 of which were fatal.
Of the two fatal accidents, one was during a pheasant hunt, the other was when the hunter shot herself while in a deer blind.
In the last 15 years, the only fatalities sustained during hunting season were hunters themselves, most of them in the parking area due to improper handling of thier own weapon, i.e. putting it into or taking it out of the car while the weapon is loaded.
The overwhelming number of shooting accidents, and the overwhelming number of fatalities occur while hunting birds.
Ask the guy who went dove hunting with Dick Cheney how that works.
Fear of being shot by a deer hunter is unrealistic and not representative of facts.