The Day food plotting almost killed me

Discussion in 'Food Plots & Habitat Improvement' started by oldnotdead, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. oldnotdead

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    This is an article that I just read in a QDM email. So very worth looking up and reading whether you food plot or not it points out things we think and do we shouldn't . I'm the worst,as in the cell phone mentioned. I just can't link it so if someone would that would be appreciated other wise look it up guys..
     
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    Thank you Fix
     
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    I read it this morning also, hard to read as some points but very informative. Safety first, especially when you are alone!
     
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    That was a tough read. Thanks for the share.
     
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    Like many life threatening incidents it is usually several small errors along the way that add up to big trouble. The guy got really lucky. Has the cell phone become the universal life jacket we wear when you go anywhere or do anything?
     
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    Not for me, but it has me thinking on when. Several of my accidents I wish I'd had my cell phone.
    1. Ripped out ACL and had to hobble up our steep hill and nearly a 1/2 mile home.
    2. Broken foot and had to crawl over 3 hundred yards
    3. broken leg and foot literally flopped up against my leg , lucky near road and neighbor saw me.
    4. 4 wheeler accident where it flipped over. on top off me as gas poured out.,lucky I was right near front door. Kicked it off me a crawled to house.
    SO YES maybe they should be considered a life line.
    Also for things like daughter rolled jeep down hill after leaving drive for school and They had to find me in the woods after son cut them free from seat belts.
     
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    I know a lot of us here grew up on farms and should probably discuss this with our fellow food plotting bowhunting brothers and sisters.

    Tractors are an awesome dangerous tool.

    My father would have beat the hide off of me for starting a tractor like that. My grandpa's would have let the tractor run over me and then beat the hide off of what was left.

    I feel bad for the author and am amazed he survived but I am glad he lived to tell the tale.
     
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    Pretty much this. Remember got my butt chewed for jumping over the pto while we were grinding feed one time. Although have done it since, it only take one time to have a really bad day.

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    That and EVER TRUSTING THE BRAKES. Understanding rollovers. My father was a crane operator and way too many times he was called to lift a tractor of a dead farmer or farm hand in a relatively small ditch. One out of a river due to miss judging ground stability.
     

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