Now THAT'S a Hunting Story!

An Idaho hunter recently lived through a hunting story for the ages. Fifty-year-old John Sain fell and broke his leg in two places while elk hunting in the remote and rugged Idaho wilderness. He fashioned a splint from trees and crawled for days until trail riders found him. It's a remarkable story and worth a good read.

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It reminds me of the story of Hugh Glass, an 1820's fur trader who was mauled by a grizzly bear and later abandoned by his trapping partners. Fueled by revenge and more than 200 miles from civilization, he crawled for six weeks until he reached a river, where he made a crude raft and floated downstream to the settlement. He later met the men who abandoned him without weapons and food, and forgave him. The story is almost unbelievable and will be the subject of an upcoming film, The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

As the 2015 crossbow season approaches, and I prepare to sit a hundred yards from the house in a blind overlooking a foodplot, I am reminded by these remarkable survivor stories remind me that I am no Davey Crockett, no Daniel Boone--but I can appreciate the hardiness the folks mentioned here endured and appreciate my outdoor lifestyle all the more.

All Hail Bunjie!