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Man Made Hazards and Environmental Problems
I t Could Have Been A Hunting Accident: In 20017 a hunter heard bugling and antler rattling from the opposite end of 700-yard meadow. An elk emerged from a treeline near him, which he shot at. The wounded bull streaked the length of the meadow, with the hunter totally fixated on bringing down the animal with rapid difficult hind shots. The deed done, a shaken and disturbed outfitter and clients emerged from their spruce tree hiding spot directly at the end of the firing line. Unamicable words were exchanged. I talked separately with both parties to get their sides of the story. I concluded the outfitter may have had insufficient, out of line-sight, or tree-covered fluorescent bunting on trees to be seen from the far end of the long field. The shooter should have considered that the bugling and rattling may have been a hunter, or would attract other hunters. He may have been overzealous to bring fell the elkl before the bull was seen by another hunter. It was a relatively good ending to a potentially deadly outcome. Fellows, always think about what you are doing, and anticipate what others might do. Have patience when you see game, assess he situation, and always place lots of bunting on trees if you hide in them. Lightening: Do not be a fool by ignoring basic sense when you choose a hunting stand. The highest vantage point may be dangerous. Climate change will impose more lightning strikes in the next century, according to research by University of California, Berkley’s David Ramps and colleagues. While there were variabilities worldwide, the United Sates should experience a 50% increase in the next hundred years. Choose your scouting and stand trees well! Exploding Targets Caused a Forest Fire Near Boulder May 4, 2014: I suggest that people should mature by the time they are allowed to buy firearms, but that is not always the case. Shooters used targets which exploded wren hit started a significant fire. Are these guys the same intelligent beings who would drop a wet turkey into a boiling pot of grease on their wood deck. Come on fellows, think before you shoot. Do not further incite anti-gun advocates lobbying to keep guns out of the hands of imbeciles. [Note: Colorado’s legislature, under citizen lobbying, enacted a law allowing police to remove guns from mentally unstable people who are a possible threat to themselves or others. The cranky old gun-waving fellow in our neighborhood recently got a six pack of officers to do the gun confistication.} Darwin Award for Patience : A disgruntled man drove his pickup truck into a gun shop because a delivery truck was in HIS customary parking place. I say that such a man should not be visiting a gun shop in the first place. So will the NRA remove him from membership, or award him with another AK447 and some extra high-capacity clips? Gun clubs, clean up your memberships. Tracer Bullet Arsonist and Avalanche Idiot: The mass advertising of shooting sports have attracted some real idiots. They have no consideration of their blasting away without thinking of consequences. One young fellow and his girlfriend used tracer bullets for target practice on Forest Service land and set the place afire. He was cited. His intelligence evidently often exhibits amnesia. Six months later he skied out of bounds and caught himself in an avalanche he triggered, and had to be rescued. Such clowns should not be allowed to carry a firearm, or reproduce to further weaken the gene pool.
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I t Could Have Been A Hunting Accident: In 20017 a hunter heard bugling and antler rattling from the opposite end of 700-yard meadow. An elk emerged from a treeline near him, which he shot at. The wounded bull streaked the length of the meadow, with the hunter totally fixated on bringing down the animal with rapid difficult hind shots. The deed done, a shaken and disturbed outfitter and clients emerged from their spruce tree hiding spot directly at the end of the firing line. Unamicable words were exchanged. I talked separately with both parties to get their sides of the story. I concluded the outfitter may have had insufficient, out of line-sight, or tree- covered fluorescent bunting on trees to be seen from the far end of the long field. The shooter should have considered that the bugling and rattling may have been a hunter, or would attract other hunters. He may have been overzealous to bring fell the elkl before the bull was seen by another hunter. It was a relatively good ending to a potentially deadly outcome. Fellows, always think about what you are doing, and anticipate what others might do. Have patience when you see game, assess he situation, and always place lots of bunting on trees if you hide in them. Lightening: Do not be a fool by ignoring basic sense when you choose a hunting stand. The highest vantage point may be dangerous. Climate change will impose more lightning strikes in the next century, according to research by University of California, Berkley’s David Ramps and colleagues. While there were variabilities worldwide, the United Sates should experience a 50% increase in the next hundred years. Choose your scouting and stand trees well! Exploding Targets Caused a Forest Fire Near Boulder May 4, 2014: I suggest that people should mature by the time they are allowed to buy firearms, but that is not always the case. Shooters used targets which exploded wren hit started a significant fire. Are these guys the same intelligent beings who would drop a wet turkey into a boiling pot of grease on their wood deck. Come on fellows, think before you shoot. Do not further incite anti-gun advocates lobbying to keep guns out of the hands of imbeciles. [Note: Colorado’s legislature, under citizen lobbying, enacted a law allowing police to remove guns from mentally unstable people who are a possible threat to themselves or others. The cranky old gun- waving fellow in our neighborhood recently got a six pack of officers to do the gun confistication.} Darwin Award for Patience : A disgruntled man drove his pickup truck into a gun shop because a delivery truck was in HIS customary parking place. I say that such a man should not be visiting a gun shop in the first place. So will the NRA remove him from membership, or award him with another AK447 and some extra high-capacity clips? Gun clubs, clean up your memberships. Tracer Bullet Arsonist and Avalanche Idiot: The mass advertising of shooting sports have attracted some real idiots. They have no consideration of their blasting away without thinking of consequences. One young fellow and his girlfriend used tracer bullets for target practice on Forest Service land and set the place afire. He was cited. His intelligence evidently often exhibits amnesia. Six months later he skied out of bounds and caught himself in an avalanche he triggered, and had to be rescued. Such clowns should not be allowed to carry a firearm, or reproduce to further weaken the gene pool.