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    Posted: 15 December 2020 at 12:33
I suspect all of us at one time have leaned their gun against a tree.  Only to walk away 20 foot and then look back and can't find it.

It must hapen often that even after hours, people just can't find the right tree..

Had a guy ask me to restore his savage 24.  It was a gun he found in the Arizona desert leaning against a big rock.....mush have been there 10+ years...all rust with bleached stock.

Well, last week while hunting bumped into a lumberman cutting timber, seems he had been cutting a oak about 2 foot in diameter....BAMB   cut into a rifle that had grown completely into the tree.  Ruined his heavy duty commerical saw $1000.  But he said he didn't mind hunters being in the woods, as long as they didn't lean their rifles against trees!LOL
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Not many trees where we hunt but, Never lay this one down in any kind of cover. Prop it up on your sticks or something...

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I have noted that every time I set my rifle against a tree to take a wizz around the other side, thats when the game shows up. In hindsight, I didn't do that at all this year and it could be the reason I have empty space in my freezer..........nah, just a coinkydink!
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10 years ago my bro' bought a Mossberg pump 3.5" shotgun  camo.

I have two Mossberg pumps, dependable but no class; but inexpensive.  

My bro' could afford a better gun at age 50.  so with sibling emotion, I said "Than gun looks like shit".  Brotherly support.

Later that week we went dove hunting in a farm field that had been fertilazed with cow manure. lots of seeds and corn in that stuff that brought in hundreds of doves.  We both shot a loy of birds, hunting 500 yards apart.

Then I noticed him walking around in circles for 20 minutes?????

Seems he set his gun down in the field to retrieve a bird...and then coulddn't find it.  It blended into the fertilizer/grass.  A perfect blend.

Working together, it took us an hour to find it!
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Been there done that!!  Developed the habit of putting my orange hat over the muzzle.  It helps.
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nice story bear......LOL...with happy ending~
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788  GREAT idea, why didn't I think of that.

Similiar problem, last week.  hunting I carry a combo  walking-shooting stick.  took a whiss, read the GPS and walked 30 yards before noticing I had some balance issues....no walking stick.  couldn't see it couldn't find it.  aluminum camo.  Got back to my whiss spot, thankful for yello snow.  Still couldn't see it.  I was leaning on a 10" tree 'thinking' prayin'  cuss'n.   It was leaning on the back side of that tree.


memo to self-----put your orange hat on gun or stick you lean anywhere.
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