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When I was living at snow college my friends and I went camping in the surrounding mountains a couple times a month. this particular weekend we had about 8 people there enjoying the great out doors (without drinking or drugs involved). About 2am we all went to bed, an hour later I was woken up from a dream bout fireworks by my friend Alisha hitting me saying, "Someones shooting at us!" half asleep I informed her the it was the fireworks, Then I heard a shot, then the sound of a rock getting hit 15-20 feet from our tent. I yelled "hey there's people over here!" yet every 5- 15 seconds you could hear a shot go off, as I was putting on my shoes and yelling. I grabbed and holstered my Ruger sp101 and my shotgun along with my flashlight. I walked towards the truck lights I could see and noticed my friend in stride, following with his win 94 30-30. we got to the truck and could smell alcohol, I shinned my light right in the face of the first kid i saw (one of snow college's foot ball players), and pro ceded to tell him my feelings about getting shot at and told him stop. he said they would just shoot the opposite direction and not to worry, so i told him it was time for them to go home and that my friend was already calling the police. they started to leave but STARTED SHOOTING WHEN THEY GOT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL! it took dispatch 5 min to answer and another 45 min for the police to show up! they never even came to our camp. They just got to the bottom of the hill, didn't hear shooting and left! I was so pissed off by the local police that I called and made a complaint. I was just glad to have my guns and sobriety on my side. I don't think I could have or should have handled this another way.
 

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Well, the only other reactions would have been to have shot back, so you did ok. Unfortunate that the Local PD weren't able to do anything productive at that time--what were they, 30 miles away?
About the time my father would have started taking his sons hunting he stopped as during that hunting season he was in his stand when he found himself being shot at. For him it took him firing back with about 8 or so rounds before the idiots quit shooting at him. I still remember how he shook from the adrenaline rush for several hours after returning home. I too have nearly been hit before by idiots so I can understand how you felt. It is not a pleasant feeling. Personally I feel you did alright, you just have to be glad that God looked out for you and your friends that night, and no one was injured or killed.
(Sarcasm: Were they Kaliforians?)
 

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I know how you felt. I quite hunting in Cali for the same reasons, drunken L.A. hunters. They would start up in the middle of the night, shooting in the camp grounds. while hunting shoot at every sound that they would hear, or shoot at anything that moved. It got so bad I just gave it up. Now that I hunt here in Utah, it is not so bad. :fudd:
 

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rdoggsilva said:
I know how you felt. I quite hunting in Cali for the same reasons, drunken L.A. hunters. They would start up in the middle of the night, shooting in the camp grounds. while hunting shoot at every sound that they would hear, or shoot at anything that moved. It got so bad I just gave it up. Now that I hunt here in Utah, it is not so bad. :fudd:
You must not deer hunt in Utah. :raisedbrow:
 

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Did you hear about the guy who was hunting near Fish Lake? He heard a couple shots and a Californian comes running out of the brush screaming: "I got a deer! I got a deer! That there deer is mine!" The hunter said "No problem, just let me get my saddle off of it."

ian

p.s. "Californian" can be changed to whatever you want.
 

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Sofar have not been shot at here in Utah yet, like back home. Oh the excitement of hunting in Cali, felt at times like I was back in combat.
 

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Sofar have not been shot at here in Utah yet, like back home. Oh the excitement of hunting in Cali, felt at times like I was back in combat.
That's one of the reasons I took up archery, you don't get shot at. :fudd:
 

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scott.pete06 said:
rdoggsilva said:
Sofar have not been shot at here in Utah yet, like back home. Oh the excitement of hunting in Cali, felt at times like I was back in combat.
That's one of the reasons I took up archery, you don't get shot at. :fudd:
I must disagree here, Archery is exactly where I got shot at--within a couple feet of hitting home while I was down range at a archery range. There were about 5 others still down range then too. Archers can be as stupid too! This woman was. I refused to ever step foot in that place to practice again. Maybe she was a native Kalifornian or New Yorker? It was not a good thing and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
 
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