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Thread: Best day of fishing EVER!

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    Best day of fishing EVER!

    This was sent to me in an email today..

    The Best Day Of Fishing Ever!

    Some fishing stories are a little hard to beleive,

    But this guy has pictures to prove his story...

    I've heard of salmon jumping into boats, but never anything quite like this...

    Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat.
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    "Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us. We could tell right away that the young bucks were distressed.



    I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat. In all my years fishing, I've never seen anything quite like it!



    Once onboard, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering."

    "This is a picture I took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest.
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    We headed for Taku Harbour. Once we reached the dock, the first
    buck that we had been pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say 'thank you' and disappeared into the forest.



    After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help.

    My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn't know how long they had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!"
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    That is amazing. I wonder how they got out there.

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    Wow. Thanks so much for sharing that story!

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    Wow, thanks for sharing
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    Okay, I kept reading and reading, thinking there was a punchline coming...

    That was a great story, thanks for sharing! Lucky deer to have found a rescuer in the middle of the water. I hope they all do well. (Would hate to think they will end up on some hunter's wall after surviving that!!)
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    It is wonderful that you were there to help the deer. Love the photo of them relaxing on the boat deck. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

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    Wow-One would have to see it to believe it. Thanks for sharing and for being kind to these wild animals.

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    What an amazing story, it's hard to believe. Thanks for the pics.
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    That was an amazing story. You have a very kind heart to save these deer.
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    Thank you for the story and your kindness to the deer. We are all one in the universe.
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    Amazing!!!

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    HI, just to repeat, this was sent to me in an email. I have never been fishing in Alaska!!

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    That's amazing!

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    That is an amazing, heartwarming story!! Thank you for sharing!!!
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    wow, seeing is believing!!!!!!!!
    Just passing through!

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    Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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    I bet that is the first time EVER that someone went fishing and came home with 4 deer LOL I wonder if they will be hunting for fish next. glad they got the pics, that was very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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    i hate hunting, but i think true sportsmen, and i stress the word TRUE, respect the animals. they could easily have taken advantage of these young deer and had nothing but venison to share. instead they went a far nobler route. thank you for sharing this story.
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