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Had to use ice picks #7138074
01/15/21 12:59 PM
01/15/21 12:59 PM
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Spade Offline OP
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Ever had this feeling that something was going to go wrong? Got up this am to check beaver sets, raining. Got to the first pond, nothing but I wanted to set a couple of rat houses that I've noticed fox have been crawling up on, I'm assuming to look around. Since it has been quite warm here I took the spud, and put my ice picks around my neck. Checking the ice, I got about half-way across, and the spud went right thru, I had just turned around to go back and the ice left go, and I ended up in about 8 feet of water. Long story short I was able to use my ice picks to get myself out, and trudge the quarter mile back to the atv, and get home, and here I sit, trying to get warmed up, and letting all trappers know: Holy Crap Be Careful Out There.


24 years Army Medical Corps

Believe all of what you see, half of what you read, nothing of what you hear
Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138077
01/15/21 01:03 PM
01/15/21 01:03 PM
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Maine, Aroostook
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Maine, Aroostook
Scary.

Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138079
01/15/21 01:06 PM
01/15/21 01:06 PM
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east central WI
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glad you made it out and decided to carry the safety equipment.

Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138081
01/15/21 01:11 PM
01/15/21 01:11 PM
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Minnesota
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Thats a scary thought... were you wearing waders?

I would have been and they probably would have flooded


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138085
01/15/21 01:15 PM
01/15/21 01:15 PM
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USA-WI
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USA-WI
I'm glad you're not dead.

Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138086
01/15/21 01:15 PM
01/15/21 01:15 PM
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Wisconsin
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I never wear waders when I'm trapping on ice.


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138092
01/15/21 01:18 PM
01/15/21 01:18 PM
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Lufkin, Tx.
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Glad you had your picks with you, spade. I don't think you would be telling this tale if you didn't.


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138098
01/15/21 01:24 PM
01/15/21 01:24 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Close call I am glad you made it out


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138100
01/15/21 01:26 PM
01/15/21 01:26 PM
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South Ga - Almost Florida
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And you yanks are scared of these little ole cottonmouths we have down south!!

I'll just keep looking out for and dodging the snakes..


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138104
01/15/21 01:28 PM
01/15/21 01:28 PM
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Spade Offline OP
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Quit wearing waders on ice a long time ago, but the snow boots were sure heavy trying to lift my legs up on the ice. If I had been further from home would have changed into dry clothes, I carry in the ATV box.


24 years Army Medical Corps

Believe all of what you see, half of what you read, nothing of what you hear
Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138105
01/15/21 01:28 PM
01/15/21 01:28 PM
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Central, SD
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Been there takes your breath away when that cold water hits your neck.

Last edited by Law Dog; 01/15/21 01:29 PM.

Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138107
01/15/21 01:30 PM
01/15/21 01:30 PM
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Spade Offline OP
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Honey comb ice or snakes don't want anything to do with either now


24 years Army Medical Corps

Believe all of what you see, half of what you read, nothing of what you hear
Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138110
01/15/21 01:32 PM
01/15/21 01:32 PM
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Spade Offline OP
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Always thought that warm water makes you pee. believe me so does cold water


24 years Army Medical Corps

Believe all of what you see, half of what you read, nothing of what you hear
Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138121
01/15/21 01:37 PM
01/15/21 01:37 PM
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Minnesota
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You might have been over a spring


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138129
01/15/21 01:40 PM
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Green County Wisconsin
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did you loose your spud , I lost a nice one 25 years ago on a pond , at least I didn't go through with it


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138161
01/15/21 02:03 PM
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
Spade Offline OP
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Yep, Pete lost my spud, tried to use it across where I went thru, to hold myself up, would not hold on the ice, let it go and went for the ice picks. Wanted to take a pic of the ice but my phone it is currently laying in a bowl of rice.

By the way better half is threating to tie a rope to my butt.


24 years Army Medical Corps

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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138166
01/15/21 02:06 PM
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Northern Maine
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At least you made it out.


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Law Dog] #7138169
01/15/21 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Been there takes your breath away when that cold water hits your neck.

Takes your breath away when that water hits about your waist lol....


Glad you made it out safe Spade


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Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138175
01/15/21 02:12 PM
01/15/21 02:12 PM
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rogers city mi.
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Originally Posted by Spade
Yep, Pete lost my spud, tried to use it across where I went thru, to hold myself up, would not hold on the ice, let it go and went for the ice picks. Wanted to take a pic of the ice but my phone it is currently laying in a bowl of rice.

By the way better half is threating to tie a rope to my butt.

Nothing like Compassion and Support glad you came thrugh alright went thru many years ago just as i bent down to drop in a baited conibear ended up on top still had the set trap in both hands Bad ice here but even good ice is bad for me nowdays


olden tyred
Re: Had to use ice picks [Re: Spade] #7138261
01/15/21 02:55 PM
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I have fallen through the ice countless times when I was younger, used to use an axe to get out if I couldn't touch. As I get older I'm much more careful.

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