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Thread: Hunter airlifted from float hunting trip for sheep

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    Default Gerstle River float for sheep ACCIDENT

    http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_...9bb30f31a.html

    Mike is a aquaintance of mine. Hope he isn't too banged up. This just goes to show accidents happen out there, be safe. Bud
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    wow, makes me wish I had a hunting partner this year.

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    Glad they made it out and are safe. I've floated that part of the Gerstle and am glad I don't have to do it again. We filled our raft full when it was pinned on a rock. We were lucky to get out safe and I was always happy to have a SPOT.

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    "...and then Jack chopped down the beanstock, adding murder and ecological vandalism to the theft, enticement and vandalism charges already mentioned, but he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no one asks the inconvenient questions." Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather

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    There's a few well known forum members doing a sheep float. None of it sit well but i am glad to read their names didn't come up.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    What is the Gerstle River rated? I haven't heard much about the type of white water in the canyon. It sounded like the canyon was rough on them and the a sweeper was the second blow that put them to the tipping point.

    I'm just curious about what led to this. Was it the river being higher than typical or was it that the group got into a situation that was beyond their capability?

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