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Registered: Aug 2014
quote: I certainly am not advocating leaving a sick person. But if you feel you are sick, you tell the judge and withdraw. you should then be offered company back to your ride and possibly to hospital. If you do not withdraw a judge should assume that it is not life threatning and the hunt goes on. People drive lots a miles, spend lots a money and the judge owes it to all on the cast to have a fair hunt.
Originally posted by Robert Johnson
Ed the 5 minutes is a mute point here. You are talking about what could have turned into a very serious medical emergency. We can't write rules to cover every situation that may arise in the woods, but as human being we should be much more attentive to the needs of our fellow cast members. Remember this, we are in the woods. You aren't just going call 911 and they come rolling right up to that branch you are on and load you up and get out of there. Chances are at times the guide maybe the only person who knows how to get you back to "civilization". No hunt is as important as getting attention to those who need it when they need, and timely. Every minute counts, and it may have taken all the cast members to help get the one in need back out.
MY CHALLENGE TO ALL!!! Think about this in rolls reversed. YOU are the one in need, the one in danger of lapsing into a life threatening situation. Would yo think the hunt is more important then. Is getting that tree scored and running to the next one so important now? if YOU ARE HONEST WITH YOURSELF AND THE REST OF US, we know the answer. Yes, I know and I am very sure Jake knows that we were all young hunters once, who don't really think before we do things, but in this case and those like it, we have to think about what is best for us all. NO HUNT IS WORTH SOMEONE HAVING A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION arise over something that could easily prevent it, like slowing down, and resting some. Besides that, all the dogs were treed, meaning time could be called, and then the tree scored when the gentlemen was helped out and rested some.
Jake I am not saying that you were in as bad of shape as this might make it seem, but you and I both know that sugar levels are dangerous to play with. My intent here isn't to make you sound like an elderly old man, but to try and make folks understand that things can and do happen, of which some are very serious. As we get older, these things happen. I don't wish our conditions on anyone, but there is a chance that as those who were with you get older, they just may encounter the same problems, and need someone to slowdown for them. I hope they draw out with folks who will stay with them, as you had the one person do. Take care of yourself, and I hope to see you at SETWD's.
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