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Hot-carry crossing creeks #16645796 11/22/21
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I never gave hot-carry while crossing creeks a second thought until some here raised it as a risk. Now I’m thinking twice

From the Nov 22 Erie Pa Times news website:

Retired Corry police officer dies in 'horrible' hunting accident
Brian WhipkeyPennsylvania Outdoor Columnist

A retired Corry police officer died Saturday in what’s being described by the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a “terrible accident” while he and another man were hunting for black bears in Warren County.

Jason Amory, Pennsylvania Game Commission information and education supervisor, reported that Gary R. Hunt, 64, of Corry, was hunting during the rifle black bear season with his adult nephew when the incident occurred around noon in State Game Lands 197 in Columbus Township.

According to a Game Commission hunting-related shooting incident report, Hunt's nephew was “crossing a creek with the victim behind him when (he) tripped or slipped and the firearm discharged behind him into (Gary Hunt.)”

A hunter was killed Saturday in State Game Lands 197 in Columbus Township, Warren County.
Amory said the preliminary investigation revealed “It was just a horrible accident.” He said the .270 rifle is being tested to see if there was a malfunction.

“But at this time we don’t believe any charges will be filed. It’s just heart-wrenching,” Amory said, noting that Hunt was a retired officer from the Corry Police Department. “He was a good man from everyone’s account.”

Corry Police corporals Jordon Kitchen and Brett Sproveri said Hunt served the community of about 6,500 for more than 25 years. He retired as a lieutenant in February 2020.

“Gary was a great guy. When it comes to police work, he was community-oriented,” Kitchen said Monday morning. “He always wanted others to do well. He was very compassionate and well liked.”

“He was a great co-worker," Sproveri said. "I’ve known him for probably 20 years. He enjoyed being a police officer.”

The two corporals said they are working on how to best honor him when the funeral services are scheduled.

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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: Greatlaker] #16645843 11/22/21
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I alway close the bolt on an empty chamber when crossing a fence, a creek, or a wndfall that I can't easily get around.

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When I was guiding deer and elk hunters we had a stead fast rule. Bolt handles up, always. Cant go off by accident and instantly able to put into action when needed.

Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: Greatlaker] #16645910 11/22/21
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where i hunt i'd be unloading and loading every 30 steps.


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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: 260Remguy] #16645942 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
I alway close the bolt on an empty chamber when crossing a fence, a creek, or a wndfall that I can't easily get around.


This right here is what's taught in every hunter safety class in Michigan. Actually, empty chamber, open action. Pretty rudimentary stuff. Very doubtful you'd ever be shooting at game when crossing these obstacles. Especially important when hunting with someone.

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This will be good.


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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: Greatlaker] #16645960 11/22/21
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Three cheers for morons.

LOL


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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: stuvwxyz] #16645962 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by stuvwxyz
When I was guiding deer and elk hunters we had a stead fast rule. Bolt handles up, always. Cant go off by accident and instantly able to put into action when needed.


That’s a great bullschit story.


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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: Greatlaker] #16645969 11/22/21
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I’m waiting for:

And now...wisdom from Wabigoon

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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: deflave] #16645993 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by deflave
Three cheers for morons.

LOL


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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: slumlord] #16646033 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by slumlord
I’m waiting for:

And now...wisdom from Wabigoon

All the pheasants ever bred, won’t repay for one man dedd


I’m waiting for the “we don’t like Lynn Wood any more” thread.

LOL


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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: Greatlaker] #16646041 11/22/21
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Another dang Remington trigger.

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That's why my turkey guns are break actions. Silent unload and reload when making the move.


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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: rem141r] #16646156 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by rem141r
where i hunt i'd be unloading and loading every 30 steps.


Aint that the truth.


Yup.
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Although having an empty chamber when making moves such as this is a good idea the resulting death is due to poor muzzle control.


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Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: rem141r] #16646249 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by rem141r
where i hunt i'd be unloading and loading every 30 steps.

Open country huh?

Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: LongSpurHunter] #16646260 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by LongSpurHunter
Another dang Remington trigger.


There's a reason they lost the lawsuit.

Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: 12344mag] #16646313 11/22/21
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Originally Posted by 12344mag
Although having an empty chamber when making moves such as this is a good idea the resulting death is due to poor muzzle control.


My thoughts as well

Re: Hot-carry crossing creeks [Re: Greatlaker] #16646321 11/22/21
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I open the breech when crossing fences, climbing over trees, and similar obstacles. In the case of creeks, if it is just a little stream I can simply step over I wouldn't bother, but a rocky or muddy stream where I might lose my footing or want both hands free then again I'll open the breech. It takes but a moment.

Muzzle discipline, mentioned above, is also part of it, but it can be hard to maintain if you go base over apex.

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Never have a hot chamber. It's too dangerous.

Don't put a chain in my saw either.
But a finger on a chain once, never again!
I hate cutting wood now.
It's just soooooo slow.😭


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