Pennsylvania Game News - March 2015 - 21

Danger Above

By Rodney Nulph

The limb fell 40 feet, striking my father square on the head.

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ROWING UP, my father owned
a camp in one of the most beautiful places on earth - the Elk County
mountains.
While my life would lead me out of
the Keystone State, my heart never left
those mountains.
A few years ago, we decided to make
a trip back to Elk County to hunt fall
turkeys, and my dad, my two sons and I
since have made it an annual tradition.
But the 2013 trip taught us an unexpected lesson.
Our first hunt took us to a spot that
produced turkeys in the past. It was a
good year for mast and we were hopeful
for action on that oak round-top.
We hunted slowly through the woods.
As we neared the edge of a stand of witch
hazel, I stopped and turned to point out
some fresh turkey scratchings.
My oldest son stopped and leaned
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against a tree to take in this lesson on
turkey sign. Dad stopped just behind me
Not known to us, there was a detached
limb near the top of the tree, and at the
same time my son leaned against the tree,
the limb fell from some 40 feet and hit
Dad square in the head.
It quickly knocked him to the ground
and sent blood gushing in every direction.
The look on my sons' faces is one I
hope to never see again. Complete terror
overtook their previously joyful dispositions and tears quickly streamed down
their rosy-red cheeks.
What started out as a quick lesson on
wild turkeys, quickly turned into a traumatic scene and an immediate awareness
of how fragile life can be.
Interestingly, since my sons have been
traveling with me in the woods, I have
been more aware of first aid and the
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