8 Scariest Moments in Hunting

8 Scariest Moments in Hunting

When hunting, I am often reminded of one of Gen. George Patton's more famous quotes: "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his." We're not afield to kill or maim ourselves, instead to kill an animal. Yet every year unwitting sportsmen and women get themselves into pickles that can, and sometimes do, end up maiming or killing them.


While I have not yet been killed myself, I have been maimed more than once and terrified a lot. In no particular order, here are eight of my scariest moments in hunting.



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