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Old October 25, 2011, 07:15 PM   #32
Double Naught Spy
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Speaking of the statistics from page 1 and how they are incidental unless you are the one being attacked, a quick internet search turned up more hunters being injured and killed each year (on average) in plane crashes in and out of hunting areas than being injured or killed by bears.

Then there is the danger of being shot by somebody in your own hunting party or from another hunting party...
http://tdn.com/news/local/article_38...cc4c002e0.html
http://homertribune.com/2009/08/belo...ting-accident/
http://www.huntingreport.com/hunting...ls.cfm?id=1549
http://www.wolfsongnews.org/news/Ala...vents_1367.htm
http://peninsulaclarion.com/stories/...06250012.shtml
http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/B...121542694.html
http://www.adn.com/2008/05/12/403946...n-hunting.html
http://www.therepublic.com/view/stor...ntal-Shooting/

Being safe is a very multi-faceted concept that goes well beyond some of our over simplifications. This is especially true out in the bush where medical help isn't readily available.
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