Sad day for hunters and this mans family.
Sad day for hunters and this mans family.
that's scary...not the first time by no means...scary no less. would love to know the details. makes a guy even more adamant about not letting clients have bullets until there's something to shoot...but that's jumping to conclusions a bit i guess...that sucks. prayers out to the guides family.
Prayers to the family. Anyone know any details of what happened....?
Too bad - condolences to both families. Seems that this happens more commonly with bear hunting than with other game. Another reason not to believe, "It will never happen to me"!! To me this emphasizes why I feel so strongly that I will not hunt with ANYONE who carries a round in the chamber while hunting .... regardless of the yet to be disclosed details of this tragedy.
That is just a bummer all the way around.
I'm sure plenty of details will follow.
We know the Guide who works that area well. Thoughts and prayers to them all to stay strong during this rough time.
sorry to hear this...a risk i think all guides have in the back of their minds each day with strangers and guns..hate to see it happen. i wish the families the best.
not to hijack by any means, but a year or more back we did a poll i think on how many guys carry loaded guns everywhere and the percentage was overwhelming...
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Heard that on radio around 5am on the drive back into Anchorage. Couldn't believe my ears.
Alaska Outdoors Television ~ Outdoor Channel
Does anyone know if this particular guide was a member here?
It's a sad day for all involved. Prayers for the guide's and the hunter's families.
The police in town are very hush hush about it at this time.
Condolences to the Millo family and friends.
My condolences to both families what a shame.
Sadly one man looses his life and another turns a dream into a lifelong nightmare....
Not knowing any circumstances its hard to speculate, however, I find it sad how few wear blaze orange garmets? I know hunting some game species this may be impossible to do. I have been on several hunts where I, as the hunter, it was req'd - yet a guide could wear anything? Not sure that makes much sense - we all know how hunting can unfold in so many ways.
Ok Mr Hunter, you stay here and I'll circle this way and drive game to ya - then about halfway into this the driver changes the plan but the hunter doesn't know it and he pops up somewhere unexpected ?
Couple this with the fact so many brown bear hunters are first timers , they are excited and tense and many things can go wrong...
A very sad day for sure....
Millo guides out of artic Fox taxidery on the Hwy after the split to Wasilla.
I heard the client (heart surgeon) was excited and accidently shot him just after harvesting a bear.
Sad and unfortunate for all involved.
A coworker got the news yesterday as they are friends, he was pretty upset obviously.
It does bring up a lot of bad memories for me.
Some of the comments on the ADN Article are absolutely unbelievable.
"Careless shooting by not identifying the "trophy" before shooting. A pity it wasn't himself that the shooter killed. No sympathy for the trophy hunters and their guides. At least it stopped another trophy killing."
Horrible. That would be a scary part of guiding having a stranger with a loaded gun accompanying you and trusting his judgement. I once tried to help a partner stalk a moose by circling around and the resulting shooting in my direction taught me that no matter who I was hunting with I would stay behind the rifle and not in front of it when hunting in a group.
“I come home with an honestly earned feeling that something good has taken place. It makes no difference whether I got anything, it has to do with how the day was spent. “ Fred Bear
Certainly a tragedy.
However, it is not about "guiding", nor does it have anything to do with guiding. It is about weapon handling and safety principles which SHOULD NOT DIFFER depending on the setting or who is handling the weapon.
Again, certainly a tragedy.
A sad day indeed, when I hunt with a partner I always make sure we carry empty chambers, unless we are ready to fire.