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CootKilla
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In a beer can/All dog's nightmares
Member since Jul 2007
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
I do too. Next time you see me at the launch say hello I will offer you a beer.


arczr2
Iota
Member since Oct 2020
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
As I have gotten older I have finally got in the habit of wearing my life jacket and kill Switch attached ALWAYS while running. Only exception is offshore boat but should probably start doing that. Very sad about these boys we have all done some very dumb things and got away with it. Life can be taken away in an instant one bad decision can change it forever and it not to be taken for granted. Hopefully many will think twice when rolling out this saturday morning for the second split opener.


TTU97NI
Texas Tech Fan
Celina, TX
Member since Mar 2017
606 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
So what is the UPDATE? Did I miss it on the OP, Heading back to page 1 dangit


Tigerpaw123
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Louisiana
Member since Mar 2007
14999 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Very sad about these boys we have all done some very dumb things and got away with it


True, we were blessed with the opportunity to learn from our mistakes, not all are


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Dissident Aggressor
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2011
1687 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Me too. My kid is 19, an avid duck hunter, stories like this terrify me


This
Mine is 19 also.
Loves to land hunt but, his real passion is spearfishing, which ups the ante.
He made his first trip in the gulf this year without me.
I was nervous as a whore in church that day.
You have to let them venture on their own at some point.
God bless all involved and affected by this terrible situation.


Jack Daniel
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In the bottle
Member since Feb 2013
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Thanks. And I’ll give you all the buffalo and carp I catch


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wahoocs
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Nov 2004
15905 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
I'll take your word for it, as I know you have much more experience with lost souls than I, but I'd be willing to bet that percentage wise, the younger lads perish at a higher rate.

As you say, the older ones should know better, they made it through the careless, reckless stage. I get that they don't have the physical tools to survive those situations, but they are better at avoiding them.


georgia
New York Yankees Fan
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Member since Jan 2007
8864 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Update for 01-04-2021
Via Kim Palmer

Search continues tomorrow, please keep all volunteers and agencies in your prayers, as the river continues to rise and become more dangerous from debris.

Many thanks for your support and prayers, as we pray for you too

Ecclesiastes 11:9
"You are who young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth."


From the GFM link today.


dstone12
USA Fan
Texan
Member since Jan 2007
15675 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
I’ve never been on the miss.


Is it eddies, currents or barge wake that causes the most trouble?


johnnyrocket
LSU Fan
Ghetto once known as Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2013
5614 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Man I seen big trees pop up out of the water in the Atchafalya River when it is high.

I hate to see what operating a small boat on that part of the Mississippi River is like.


PT24-7
Member since Jul 2013
3265 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Man this is gut wrenching


Catahoula20LSU
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2011
1193 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Stories like this terrify me too. My son is a teenager and all he wants to do is duck hunt. Every couple of years there is a death on Catahoula Lake when the water is up. You only have a few minutes in cold weather before hypothermia gets you if you didn’t drown when you get thrown out of your boat. My dad fell out of his boat while running trot lines by himself. He was able to pull himself back into the boat and get to the bank.
It can happen quickly.


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dstone12
USA Fan
Texan
Member since Jan 2007
15675 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
I will say that I have been on some swamp rivers in SC.


Lynches and Edisto (North edisto).


The edisto was absolutely crazy at 4 feet over flood stage.

The sweepers and strainers we crazy in the thin parts. You had 10 feet to stay in middle or you’d get swept.

That trip a man in a Jon boat was fishing and we saw him get stuck right when we got to him. Our canoes were going too fast to get back.

He got out bit that was freaky seeing it happen in real life.
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Tear It Up
Ole Miss Fan
The Deadening
Member since May 2005
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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s it eddies, currents or barge wake that causes the most trouble


All of them. The scariest thing to me is seeing a huge uprooted tree pop up and then have the current pull it under.

I’ve duck hunted on the river one time and that was enough for me. A friend and his dad took me for an afternoon hunt in a 16x60 jonboat. At sunset fog started rolling in and we couldn’t see the light on the grain elevator which was by the landing. We managed to get to the landing and my fiends dad, who grew up hunting the MS, said “that was the worst I’ve seen.” That was my first and last trip.


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upgrade
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2011
7694 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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I’ve never been on the miss. Is it eddies, currents or barge wake that causes the most trouble?


The Mississippi River can be very rough, but many of the stories about it are exaggerated and over blown. Of all the years I've worked on it, I've never seen the huge trees get sucked down or shoot up either. It does not pull jonboats under. It does not have catfish the size of Volkswagens. Hell, at normal river stages you can swim in it.


MaxDraft
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2019
391 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Hell, at normal river stages you can swim in it.



Definitely wouldn't recommend this...


SaDaTayMoses
LSU Fan
Da Platte
Member since Oct 2005
3472 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Hell, at normal river stages you can swim in it.


I haven’t in the Mississippi, but have swam and skied the Atchafalaya since I was 5 or 6 years old. Mainly in the summer when the river stage is low and most of the sand bars are out.


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Tear It Up
Ole Miss Fan
The Deadening
Member since May 2005
12749 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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It does not have catfish the size of Volkswagens.


My friend’s uncle does bridge repair and was working on the Vicksburg bridge underwater in scuba gear. A catfish the size of a VW beetle bumped into him, then turned around and bitchslapped him with its tail.

ETA for all of the dumbasses who are down voting this- I made this story up, but I have heard a similar story from multiple people wherever a bridge crosses the MS River. It’s amazing the catfish is always the size of a VW no matter where the story is told.
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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
7800 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Man this is gut wrenching



Yeah, and I can't imagine how much anguish these two families have been in for over a month now awaiting news of their loved ones.

I'm sure they've accepted the fact they are long gone by now, but just want to get them home and get closure on the situation.

I know it would eat at me every moment of every day if I were in their shoes----not knowing if today is the day they are found.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
LSU Fan
Bat'n Rudge
Member since Oct 2004
45173 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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My friend’s uncle does bridge repair and was working on the Vicksburg bridge underwater in scuba gear. A catfish the size of a VW beetle bumped into him, then turned around and bitchslapped him with its tail.



I've heard similar stories about cats near the dam at Toledo Bend.


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