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http://www.winknews.com/news/local/70356622.html

Now they're saying the poor fellow has lyme disease. It seems the odds are stacked against him, venemous snakes, lots of mosquitos and aligators. He was last seen Monday evening around 2pm.

Looks like he is married with at least one small child. I sure hope he makes it out alive. May God be with him.


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Re: Have Any Of You Been Following This Story About Missing Hunter In Florida?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 12:08:45 PM »
had not seen that one.  have had a couple here this year.  sometimes they end well.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 12:35:31 PM »
I could not access the web page, so I just say this:

I could never understand why many hunters go out alone, you just never know what could happen out there without a buddy.

Hope all ends well  :-\

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 02:15:36 PM »
I just read that the day before he went hunting his girlfriend left him, sister said broke his heart, this would certaily leave his mind more unfocused. They're still searching for him.


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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 02:21:55 PM »
I hadn't heard about him but he is in my prayers now, sad situation, poor guy.
Holidays start to get alot of people depressed as well and you never know if he just didn't care enough to be careful and as you said maybe unfocused.

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 07:33:14 PM »
The last I checked as of this evening, after 5pm report, this guy is still missing. The search party did find two boot prints however on the opposite side of an alligator infested canal that parallels I-75. They believe these are his boot prints and that he is paralleling the interstate in hopes of finding a safe way to to cross the canal.


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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 07:58:57 PM »
Keep your fingers crossed.

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2009, 08:36:42 PM »
 I'm not the only one pulling for him. I really hope he gets out alive and is able to tell his story.


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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009, 09:26:43 AM »
I just read that the day before he went hunting his girlfriend left him, sister said broke his heart, this would certaily leave his mind more unfocused. They're still searching for him.


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I have followed this story. I hate to be the one to say it, but unfortunatly, I don't think he is lost.

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009, 10:13:13 AM »
I have followed some articles from Florida, I now understand he was with his hunting buddies and somehow they have gotten separated. I don't think he's lost either. There is no report coming out saying whether the other hunters have heard a firearm discharged or not. If He decided to take his own life or at least maybe had to defend himself from a gator, you would think if a firearm was discharged, they would immediately go in that direction.

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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009, 10:37:29 AM »
From what I've read thus far the other hunters barely knew him. It was reported that gun shots were heard at some point, perhaps Monday or Tuesday. They had found one boot print early in the search and two yesterday evening they believe belonged to him. I think there is a chance he will be found today, I'm really pulling for him, I sure hope he comes out alive.

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2009, 10:51:07 AM »
From what I've read thus far the other hunters barely knew him. It was reported that gun shots were heard at some point, perhaps Monday or Tuesday. They had found one boot print early in the search and two yesterday evening they believe belonged to him. I think there is a chance he will be found today, I'm really pulling for him, I sure hope he comes out alive.

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All kinds of information coming out, but who's accurate, sometimes I hate the Media  :-\

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2009, 10:59:08 AM »
I'd say most of the info being passed on is from the search parties on this one.


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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2009, 12:08:57 PM »
I hope I'm wrong, but at this point, he may be gator poop  :-\

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2009, 12:23:02 PM »
I don't belive an alligator attacked him at this time of year there is no reason an alligator would be aggressive. no meds girlfriend broke up with him missing with a firearm sorry I believe suicide, or some other foul play. I hope i'm wrong

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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2009, 12:54:40 PM »
I don't belive an alligator attacked him at this time of year there is no reason an alligator would be aggressive. no meds girlfriend broke up with him missing with a firearm sorry I believe suicide, or some other foul play. I hope i'm wrong

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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2009, 01:33:32 PM »
I don't belive an alligator attacked him at this time of year there is no reason an alligator would be aggressive. no meds girlfriend broke up with him missing with a firearm sorry I believe suicide, or some other foul play. I hope i'm wrong

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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2009, 01:53:09 PM »
Found and alive!!!! http://www.abc-7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11544892

I'm still reading the story but wanted to share the good news!


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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2009, 01:55:41 PM »
Found and alive!!!! http://www.abc-7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11544892

I'm still reading the story but wanted to share the good news!


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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2009, 01:56:03 PM »
Good for him and his family
Still a few things strike me as odd about the story though
But glad all my doom and gloom predictions were incorrect

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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2009, 02:08:47 PM »
Good for him and his family
Still a few things strike me as odd about the story though
But glad all my doom and gloom predictions were incorrect

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What about this story seems odd Keith? Seems pretty straight forward to me. Yes, according to his sister I believe it was, his girlfriend broke up with him and may have broken his heart or perhaps it didn't bother him as much as his sister believes.

Seems to me he may have been upset and wanted to hunt alone or he just wanted to go deeper where he was less likely to experience hunting pressure thus increasing his chances for bounty. Obviously he was wrong to go off alone in a place he was unfamiliar with.

Seems he was a strong willed individual we will hear his own words soon.


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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2009, 02:14:56 PM »
I watched the video of the hunter he went with just some of that guys comments struck me as odd

"I didn't really know him"
"He went off on his own"
"We fired a bunch of shots to try and find him"

I don't know I just know i'm going hunting in the morning and if i lose somebody I will react differently i guess

Maybe i'm reading into it to much. Glad the kid is safe

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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2009, 02:15:53 PM »
One more thing to add about gators. Remember this is the Florida everglades much warmer there than where I am in Louisiana. The peak time of day there gators were most likely out sunning themselves. Some may say gators are mostly nocturnal but I have seen plenty following me around in broad day light while bow fishing from the shore. Each time I shot at a fish they were attracted to the splash and would investigate. Couldn't imagine being in the water splashing around in the everglades, that's like ringing the dinner bell.


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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2009, 02:38:19 PM »
One more thing to add about gators. Remember this is the Florida everglades much warmer there than where I am in Louisiana. The peak time of day there gators were most likely out sunning themselves. Some may say gators are mostly nocturnal but I have seen plenty following me around in broad day light while bow fishing from the shore. Each time I shot at a fish they were attracted to the splash and would investigate. Couldn't imagine being in the water splashing around in the everglades, that's like ringing the dinner bell.


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What Firearm do you carry for gators in those parts  :? :evil:

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2009, 02:45:25 PM »
Down here and I'm sure there as well you have specific alligator seasons and it has to be done on leased or private land with a special permit. You can kill just about anything with a well placed bullet in 22 caliber, but I have no idea what these deputies were packing for protection.


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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2009, 02:52:51 PM »
Me wonders how he lost most of his clothes? :-D :-D
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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2009, 03:29:05 PM »
Me wonders how he lost most of his clothes? :-D :-D


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« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2009, 05:34:46 PM »
Some details: He was delirious (to be expected) when found and thought it was Tuesday, caught and ate a catfish and drank swamp water to survive. Lost his shotgun swimming in a canal. Covered in mosquito bites and has an injured ankle. Someone insists he told the rescue team he wanted to walk out on his own.

I've heard of people being found naked after being lost in woods, not sure why exactly, could be due to delirium.


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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2009, 05:41:36 PM »
He was probably hot and took them off

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« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2009, 06:14:30 PM »
I know one of the symptoms of cold exposure is heat flashes. you get so cold you think your hot. its why a lot of frozen people are found without clothes on or they take off thier jackets

But like Annette said, south florida this time of year, he probably got hot walking around then didn't feel like carrying them with him and ditched them

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« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2009, 07:51:37 PM »
Me wonders how he lost most of his clothes? :-D :-D


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« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2009, 10:15:14 PM »
Great news for him and his family. He has been through alot and you can imagine the anguish his family was put through.
Glad it was a happy ending

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« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2009, 12:02:46 AM »
Those bloodhounds are amazing dogs. I watched the video and it is truly amazing how this all ended.

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« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2009, 11:45:58 AM »
He will apparently tell his story some time today. Annette, dogs are amazing. Years ago I worked for a company that used beagles to sniff out termites underneath concrete foundations. It was simply amazing to watch them work and with around 80% accuracy, through concrete!


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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2009, 12:09:27 AM »
I have watched them use those beagles at the San Francisco Airport when we were coming back from overseas.  The little doggies would walk all around sniffing the bags that came off the conveyor belt and then they found something and just stood still.  The officials pulled those suitcases off the belt.

Do you have another link to the updated story??

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« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2009, 07:39:07 AM »
I have watched them use those beagles at the San Francisco Airport when we were coming back from overseas.  The little doggies would walk all around sniffing the bags that came off the conveyor belt and then they found something and just stood still.  The officials pulled those suitcases off the belt.

Do you have another link to the updated story??

http://www.fox4now.com/Global/story.asp?S=11557379&nav=menu563_5


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