Lost Hunter in Washington

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  1. BFR45/70

    BFR45/70
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    We have yet another lost Hunter this time in Washington, prayers go out that they find him safe .It does not look good though, it has snowed since he parked his truck , may the good Lord look after him tell he is found.
    If you are a hunter please do not go out alone , and when you go to a new place please be prepared so if you do get turned around .As a young Hunter many many years ago up in the blues we all carried packs with a space blanket,sterno fuel, a road flare and food so if we did get lost we could build a fire with the flare or sterno and stay warm tell someone found us .I thankfully never had to use it but as a long time Hunter to this day I Carry a pack that has what I need if I get stranded or hurt, but I also have two younger hunters that go with me and we all have radios . So just a reminder for all those sitting at home or out by the fire please use common sense, don't hunt alone, go prepared, and be safe .

    Thank you for your time
    Ron Dawson
    Better known around the camp fire as the angry old man
     
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  2. slimer13

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    What area?
     
  3. BFR45/70

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    He is from Vancouver and news said and shows his truck covered in snow in Skamania washington
     
  4. edslhead

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    Your talking about the one lost up near Forlorn Lakes?
    Google Maps
     
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    His name is Joel Presler of Vancouver his family last heard from him on Saterday he is 37
     
  6. BFR45/70

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    No that guy was found this one is lost in Washington
     
  7. edslhead

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    Thats a long time to be out.:( The lakes are in WA , west of TroutLake.
     
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    Prayers for Joel and his family.
     
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    I'm hoping he was prepared for and equipt for some time out.
     
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    Prayers to him and his family that he is found safe in the cabin.

    God speed to the men and women that are out in the weather searching.
     
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    Praying for his safe return so he is reunited with his family.

    Sounds like hes experienced and knows the area - I hope he was prepared for the weather and just got caught by an early storm and he is not laying injured somewhere, or worse.
     
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    There is a building down at Goose lake , but if he hasn't gotten their yet it cant be good. Its less than two mile away.
     
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    My bad you are right he is there , hope he makes it to a cabin or gets found there snow and more coming prayers go out to him and the family
     
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    That's Indian Heaven wilderness I believe. Serious country. Here's hoping he is found alive soon!
     
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    Man my friend’s family was lucky to have a good outcome for the hunter lost in Oregon.
    Story was he fell 20 ft down and embankment and hit his head. Went unconsciencious for 4-5 hours and when we woke up he thought he saw a white van driving away so he followed it for miles and miles.

    I feel for this guys family and friends. I hope they have some luck and find him safe.
     
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    I was just hunting in this area earlier this year.
    There’s some nasty drop offs in the area. Godspeed to this guy.
    A week is a loooong time to be in the snow.
     
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    Sad to say the sheriff called off the search last night saying after a week of searching there is no sign of him.The family and friends are doing a search today on foot. For him . Please guys and gals do not go out alone hunting
     
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    As a group of hunters and shooters I think we need a dedicated thread for hunters looking for hunting partners , I have looked and really did not find one I may have missed it if so please let me know.
     

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