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Old 11-22-2016, 03:44 PM
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Got an update from the news. They interviewed Jack and he indeed did get lost. When I used to work with him 20 years ago he hunted that area but according to the news hadn't been up there in the Kingdom for some time. He didn't have a GPS and not sure about compass. I suspect what must have happened is he did get twisted around and being 72 years old probably wasn't far from camp. Things change in that flat swamp area depending on timber cutting and he probably thought he was in one place based on his memory and wasn't. He survived at night by finding depressions with logs over and making a bed of leaves for cover from the cold. They found him about 3 miles from the border and he is OK.
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:00 AM
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Glad they found him alive CI. He was being watched over! Couldn't ask for more.

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Old 11-26-2016, 08:57 PM
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Thank God for allowing him to pull through so he can get out there again, I hunt alone now but if yall can there's safety on numbers , just a thought, glad he's ok
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there goes the theory that his survival is a testament to his outdoor skills.lol

I suppose,I am glad to hear he made it though.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:26 AM
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Not sure what happened or whether his age had anything to do initially with getting lost. The fact that he survived by digging in and creating a survival shelter says to me that there were some survival skills that came through regardless of his situation. I haven't seen him in probably 15 years since I retired but he was a big rugged guy when I worked with him.
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by kidoggy View Post
there goes the theory that his survival is a testament to his outdoor skills.lol

I suppose,I am glad to hear he made it though.
Come back and tell us about it when YOU'RE 73.
Fact that he survived when a lot of younger people would have died in that time span.
Says quite a bit about his skills. And his determination.
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:19 AM
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or his luck. if he was so skilled why did he get lost in the first place??
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