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Old 12-30-2004, 10:36 PM
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Has anybody else ever been seriously stuck in the mud out wading around in the lake? Last year, a couple buddies and I were setting up dekes and the blind and what not. I was standing in the lake in water up to my waist trying to get a couple lines untangled. When I went to move, I realized that the mud was well past my ankles. I started to panic and tried to jerk my feet out but only got in further. My friends were trying to help me but I kept sinking. The water came into my waders. About thirty minutes after it all started, I was up to my neck and thinking that I might even drown! My friends found some big logs to stand on while they started digging. That was useless so we finally got a big stick and jammed it down in the mud by my leg. We worked each leg like that for another half hour and I finally got out. Scary as hell and we were all soaked. Had to head home. The sun was up and ducks were flying around. Anyways, when I was setting up this morning, the mud was similar but I kept moving. It made me think of that incident. Has anybody else ever had a similar situation? Matt
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Old 12-30-2004, 11:25 PM
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i have been stuck pretty bad before, and have had to recieve help from my partner. But never have i started to sink! Wow! that is a crazy story!
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:55 AM
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Happens a lot down here. Usually when you are standing still. What I try to do is bend my knees and lean over to one side to get some leverage to pull the other side out.
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Old 12-31-2004, 06:25 AM
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I was wading out to hunt and got stuck in waist deep water and sinking .
I leaned over the decoy bag and got out ,and yes I was standing still hoping for a shot at some ducks.
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:51 AM
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there is a simple cure for not getting stuck in the mud,When setting up put on some snow shoes will prevent you from sinking in the mud.
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:27 AM
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I have been walking on fairly solid marsh and went to my armpits before whereya break through and theres nothing, that is scary!!!!! Buddies had to pull me out with the boat this year.
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:40 AM
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herters sells these little flappers that strap on to your boots. same as a snowshoe , but smaller and easier to manage. i use em on the deadly hudson river mud, because yes, you can die if you get hung up , especially in the late season!

i hunt alone alot, so it pays to be prepared.
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Old 12-31-2004, 10:44 AM
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Can you walk pretty good with those things on? I've sunk pretty good but not to where I couldn't get out. I have a friend that we had to help out one time but that's the worst I've seen.
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Old 12-31-2004, 10:47 AM
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We have mud and sand mixed in the ponds and rivers we hunt-both can become traps fairly fast. My Grandfather taught us two things-one never ever stop moving no matter what-the second was we carried an old ski pole. I hooked mine up with a sling and just carried it over my shoulder. If I ever felt like I was sinking I quickly put it down right next to the foot that was sinking and drove it down next to that foot. Same theory as the snow shoe I guess. Glad you got out and sorry it ruined your day of hunting
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:06 PM
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I have gotten stuck in the mud a few time but none that bad...where we used to hunt we had to cross a mall area of water that was only about 8-10 inches deep but once u stepped in u went up to you waste in mud...if you kept moving you were fine but once u stopped u were in trouble....we used to hunt in a swamp that was pretty much floating with about 4 feet of water under it ..that wasnt a real great idea but the duck hunting was great so i couldnt resist....
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