My friend Jim, that I work with, has wanted to go on a big hunting trip for years but things never worked out before. This year he got the opportunity to go to Colorado with another guy, Tommy, from work. Tommy is not really a hunter but he has an uncle that lives out there and he has gone out there for the last 4 or 5 years. This annual trip is the only time that Tommy hunts and I'm not sure if he has ever connected with anything. Jim is an avid hunter and has been planning this trip all summer. Jim's opportunity came about when someone that usually goes with Tommy couldn't go.
As stated earlier, Jim has been planning this trip and he has dropped a boatload of money buying everything you can think of in preparation for this trip. Jim took his Polaris 4x4 quad (with less than 100 miles on it) complete with a trailer he bought for it to help haul out any elk that they might get. The area that they were hunting has ATV trails close by so they can use the trails to get further off the main roads, park the quad and head out on foot.
They arrived at their hunting camp last weekend got set up and headed out hunting the next day, Tommy hunting near the camp and Jim heading for the hills far away from camp. Sometime during that first day Jim slipped on some rocks and broke his lower leg. He ended up spending 4 days in the Hospital recovering from the surgery required to repair his leg.
Tommy continued to hunt (can't blame him, there was nothing he could do for Jim) and used Jim's quad to get around. Well, it appears that Tommy is not only not much of a hunter, but he is not much of a quad rider either. During some mishap the quad complete with trailer plummeted off into a 1200 ft. deep ravine and is apparently totalled. Tommy and Jim are both home now but the quad is still upside down, at the bottom of the ravine.
Kind of makes my rather slow hunting season, seem not quite so bad.
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on Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:55 am, edited 1 time in total.