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Unread 07-12-2011, 01:50 PM
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Hunting partner died

Has anyone here ever lost a hunting partner? My partner passed away back in march. It makes me wonder if I will be able to go back into the woods without him. We hunted 2 of the same areas together. He lived just a mile away from me, so we did other things together too. Plus it was my wife's brother. Right now I really am not interested in going this up and coming season. I have been researching new ammo but that is probably because I have a new rifle that I never got dialed in yet. I bought it in January before he passed and season was over by then. He was just 41 which is the age I just became on the 4th. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Unread 07-12-2011, 02:10 PM
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Re: Hunting partner died

I'm sorry for your loss. 41 is too young for anyone in our lives to pass on, yet it happens all the time. The two of you shared the best time there ever was; time in the field. In a while you will seek the woods and there you will find your friend. That's how I feel about my Dad, and hunting partner, everytime I'm out there.

Take care,
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Unread 07-12-2011, 02:16 PM
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Farewell My Friend......

I'm in the same boat as you, and quite frankly, I've had a few tough months. My only saving grace is that the day before Phil passed away, he made it a point to tell me to "go chase those big Bulls". We had an Elk hunt planned for this year, and then onto Alaska again. He gave me his custom rifle, and a few other items. I know he will be by my side, and I'm forcing myself to keep my promise to my best friend...

You should remember the good times you two had, and press on because he would have wanted you to. You'll find solice in the woods with him...
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Unread 07-12-2011, 02:23 PM
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Re: Hunting partner died

I lost a hunting partner last year, he was not my only hunting partner though. My wife is also my hunting partner and together, along with his son, we scattered his ashes last fall on a location that he had chosen. We miss him but in a way he is with us still.

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Unread 07-12-2011, 05:13 PM
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About 5 years ago. My hunting buddy was killed in a hunting accident. He was hunting a tract of land when a 12 yo boy and his grandpaw came by on a 4wheeler. The grandpaw saw him move and told the boy there was a deer. Doug was wearing orange on his hat and vest. He was shot at 42 yards by a boy with a scoped 223.

There isn't a time when I'm in the woods that I don't think of him. We shared a lot of good times hunting and fishing. He was more my brother than brother in law. Many people think I'm crazy for going out after that happened, but I think he'd want me to continue. It's part of our blood. I'll set in the woods recalling all our god times in my mind. Each time I go in the woods I say a little prayer and ask him to watch over me. It also never gets any easier thinking about it.

It's hard to go back, but I'm glad I did. One day I hope to teach my nephew how to hunt and fish.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 06:08 PM
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Re: Hunting partner died

You just have to remember the times you both had hunting both good and not so good. Dedicate this years hunt to him and enjoy the time you had together.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 06:50 PM
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Re: Hunting partner died

My best hunting buddy died too, my Dad. One year after he retired he was dead with cancer. I miss him dearly. Now I try to spend every hunt I can with my son.

GOD bless my father, Ross M Jorgensen.
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