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I was on my third traditional bow hunt in Camp Wainwright in November. Thought I knew the country and layout of the land pretty well. I parked the car on one of the main roads and hiked south.

There was snow on the ground and it was about -8 degrees C, low overcast and calm. I hiked for about an hour; all the time the cloud cover lowered until it was almost a fog. The sun vanished. I was amazed at the stillness and sameness of the landscape. Patch after patch of aspen grove.

After a time, I came upon a set of tracks in the snow. To my horror, I realized that they were my own, laid down in the snow. I was totally disoriented. Who would believe that a person could get lost like that on the prairies.

Quickly, I took out my compass and headed, with due haste, in a direction straight north where I knew where the car was parked.

First time being lost...and I would never forget it. Never saw a deer that day either.

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Getting lost is something everyone should do. I got turned around one day While hiking out, I eventually Saw a truck and though I'd better go and ask these complete strangers to point me in the right direction. So I swallowed my pride but gladly walked to that truck, eventually I realised that it was truck.
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Lost is when you cannot find your were only disoriented


I set out a while ago to reduce my herd of 40 bows...And I am finally down to 42

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Was disoriented at Matthews Crossing Natural Area last Monday. LEft the truck at RR 72 walked following game trails, ended up at TWP540 and RR70. Backtracked for 1 1/2 hours and found the site where Randy and I rested and waited for Jason on our last outing. FOund the truck at 7:30 pm.

There's plenty of room for all of God's creatures.Right next to the mashed potatoes.

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind."


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