- Mar 24, 2013
Decided this afternoon to go to a stand that has not been hunted much this year. We built a foot bridge to get to this condo stand as you have to cross a small creek that is 8-9 feet deep. The crossing is in a very shaded area and the snow/ice was frozen hard. As I neared the crossing I had to go down a small embankment. As I made the first step my feet went out from under me. As I’m sliding down the embankment I tried to dig my heels in. That threw my feet to my left and the next thing I know I’m laying in 10” of ice and water in the bottom of the creek on top of my rifle. Thankfully nothing was broken. Next was the task of finding a way out of the creek. Finally found where the deer were crossing and was able to dig my heels into their tracks and pull on vines and brush to get out. By the time I made it back to the truck my pants, vest and coat were frozen. I was by myself and if I had been hurt no one would have looked for me until way after dark. Came home, put the rifle in the shop, clothes in the washer and watched the ballgame. Lesson learned.