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    I am putting this thread in Hunting as it seems more people look here. A friend has been hurt.
    Rob is an all around great guy. Family and kids first, a high school teacher, bowhunter ed instructor, bowhunter, fisherman, pilot, and friend.
    He was fishing when the line broke and the sinker flew back and hit him in the eye. Looks like he may lose it. A sinker of all things, not even a hook. This is absolutely a shocker to all of us.
    I won't turn this into a discussion on religion. I will ask though that each of you regardless of your faith and conviction take a moment to think about this man and his family. If you find it appropriate prayers work too.
    There is not much else we can do for now, but thanks in advance for your thoughts. Remember, it does not take but a split second for your whole life to change forever. Please be careful, please use caution while you are all enjoying the outdoors.
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    Greg,

    Your friend and his family are in my prayers.

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    Greg, Rob and his family have been added to our prayer list and we hope and pray for the best....Ronnie

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    Greg

    Your friend and his family are in our thoughts.

    It proves once again that we should cherish every moment, you never know when things are going to go pear shaped. From what you describe though, he still has his overall health, and that can only be a good thing.

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    Sorry to hear about rob, I just took my bowhunters ed class and i have the upmost respect for the instructors as they volunteer thier time to make us better hunters and sportsman in general. I hope he comes through ok!
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    Greg,

    Our prayers go our for him. It's a great reminder to all of us to be extra careful out there. So many ways to get hurt, and it effects everyone around you. I'll be thinking twice next time I decide to leave my sunglasses in my pocket. Our prayers for a complete recovery.

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    I will add him to my prayers. So sorry to hear this.

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    Wow, things can happen fast. I will pray for him and his family.
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    Greg,

    Prayers on the way from the outside for your friend and his family. I wish him a speedy recovery.

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    Default A perfect place

    This is the ideal place for the post, and, a great "heads up" to us all.

    Hoping for a speedy, and complete recovery.

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    just think of all the chicks he'll pull with an eye patch!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel View Post
    just think of all the chicks he'll pull with an eye patch!!!!
    I know what you're trying to do, but it's a little soon for jokes. The guy is married with kids and is a pilot. Maybe in a few months, or years, a joke or two could be in order.

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    Prayers on the way!

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    I send my prayers

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    Rob and his family will be in my family's prayers. What a terrible thing to have happen.
    Weasel, you really have no class!

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    Default prayer for your friend

    I thought about him in my prayers last night,and will remember him in my prayers till he recovers. He will be doubley blessed for having a friend like you.
    God Bless

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    So sorry to hear about your friend. I usually read the fishing news but your headline got me to look. He will be in our prayers, now & as we leave this beautiful country for our home in WI. I know what he is going through as my young grandson a few yrs ago got hit by a rock in the school yard and lost most of his vision in one eye. We wish him well.

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    Prayers from the T family!

    Was he wearing sunglasses? Hope he recovers soon.

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    Question Hunters/Fisherman's share

    It would seem that he will not be able to hunt or fish any more this year. What about a share of others hunt/fish to get him through this winter?

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    I hope and pray he recovers somehow.

    I always preach safety and people look at me like a mood killer.

    I have been so sure I was dead so many times I get the shivers just thinking about it.

    I hope we can all learn how out of the blue these things can be.

    I remember telling others to always take a friend hunting and avoid the solo stuff whenever possible only to get macho backlash.

    I always advocate bigger calibers for predators that are man killers and get some more macho backlash over some yahoo who killed a bear with a .17 hmr or some such caliber.

    ( I think of the young man who had to cape out his own thigh and sever his leg to get out from a tree because he cut trees alone.)

    (I think of the young man who had to sever his own arm to escape a pin in a gorge from climbing alone.)

    I seen to much weird stuff in my life I can not be slacking any more with safety.

    Seen people have a stroke outta the blue just talking to you.

    Seen people pull their backs while just standing or turning to look elsewhere.

    None of this is minor if you are out 100 miles from anything.

    Always think safety and more importantly don't look at someone who reminds you of safety as a mood killer. Thank them for being concerned enough to make the observation and try to protect your life or health.

    Seen people fishing on a river with no float vest.

    Never thinking that if they have a stroke or seizure or just fall and hit their head rendering them unconsious, how someone is supposed to grab them or help them if they sink.

    Be safe by making it a way of life.

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