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    Everyone be careful with broadheads. My story below

    Well I was recently bowhunting this past weekend and week for pronghorn here in NV. Well after a busted stalk with me and my brother we started walking back to the truck. It was probably a minute or 2 after the blown stalk and All of a sudden I felt a sharp pain. I knew immediately he got me with his BH. He left the arrow nocked on the bow and didn't realize he was too close to me. So when he took a step forward the broadhead went about a inch into my calf and cutting part of my muscle. So we got the blood flow tied off by tying a tourniquet. Another lesson learned is when you have no service you have NO service. You can't call 911. So we finally got signal and a ambulance was headed to meet us. I did end up with 7 stitches and almost a ruined hunt. I almost sealed the deal on a goat but he wouldn't give me a shot. So I am posting my story to warn everyone to be careful and to watch where your arrow is because it can definitely be alot worse. Pics are below.


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    Ouch!! Glad it wasnt any worse than it was though! I never walk with my arrow nocked and a broadhead... I'm way too clumsy!

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    Ouch velvetfvr. I hope you will heal quickly.

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    Oh man, that's rough. I'm glad you're okay, and that things didn't turn out worse than they could have...

    Years ago my cousin kneeled down onto one of the blades on a 4 blade muzzy, straight through the knee cap.. It ruined several weekends of bow season for him..

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    Oooooooouch !!!!!!!! I'm glad your OK. Heal fast, it is still early. You have plenty more hunts left this year.

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    I had something similar happen to me while bow hunting caribou in AK. The front half of my arrow had come lose from my quiver and while making a stalk I failed to realize that. When I took a step forward I put a magnus buzzcut in my thigh all the way down to my femur. Luckily we had enough first aid stuff along to stop the bleeding and I got ten stitches at an oil field med station later that day. I was seriously lucky, I few inches to the right and I would have cut my femoral and bled out on the spot. I few inches higher and I'd be singing soprano.

    Needless to say that quiver went in the garbage and I am a lot more alert on where my blades are at all times.

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    Good post!!

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    Just makes you think what one little mistake can do to a hunt. Glad to see you are okay and I hope everyone else has a safe and successful season.

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    Yikes!

    Glad yer OK, partner.

    Check this out:

    http://www.findmespot.com/en/

    It is a lot easier controlling bleeding when you can wait in one spot for help.

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    Wow! Glad you are o.k. I'd find me another hunting partner...jk. Bet your brother feels terrible...

 

 

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