Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
FishingwithJake

Way to put a damper on things.......

10 posts in this topic

This past weekend I was involved in a car accident. A lunatic driver going way too fast came up on the rear of me and tried to squeeze around me while almost hitting the vehicle in the right lane. In the process, the lunatic went out of control and swiped the rear, right side of my truck sending me into a tail spin at 70 mph. My truck ended up backwards through the ditch on the right side of the road, crashed through a fence, and stopped short of a wetlands area approximately 60 yards from the road. It happened shortly before 8:30am last Saturday morning going northbound on I-494 in Maple Grove about 1/3 mile north of Bass Lake Road. Needless to say I am extremely grateful to walk away without a scratch.

Now I am without my truck and am battling with the insurance companies to get a rental truck for the hunting opener. According to the insurance companies, deer hunting isn't a reason enough to put me into a rental truck. What! I'd like to take away their cars and give them a bike for a week and tell them to deal with it.

In recent years, I'm typically the guy who hauls all of our deer home for processing and have really enjoyed taking care of it for everyone. The whole thing has really put a damper on my deer opener but will not keep me out of the woods.

Just thought I'd share my story..........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to hear about your story FWJ. I hope that something works out for you as far as getting to and from camp is concerned. Maybe one of your hunting partners can step-up this year to take care of the deer and get you a ride up there.

Glad you hear that you are ok though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Several years ago my house burnt down the week before deer season--I know what you are going thru. I went huntin anyway and needed to get away from the insurance hassels.

You walked away from it--concentrate on that--and enjoy your hunt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No on a rental truck, but you should be entitled to a rental/loaner vehicle at $x/day i would think. Tell them you'd pay the difference to get a truck vs. the car - worth a shot. Call a accident lawyer and get an opinion too. Sucks man and good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I am sorry to hear that. I saw the tracks today. Looked like it was a rough ride.

I was rear ended this summer and got the run around from the other drivers insurance about a rental vehical. I tried to get something that would haul my boat, but no dice. I ended up with a PT Cruzer. (My daughter and Wanderer's wife named her rubby.) It sucked, couldn't get anything in it. They did make the mistake of giving me unlimited milage grin.

Anyway's, glad to hear you are ok. Hope everything works out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thankfully I have an eyewitness who has been backing me up with the insurance companies. The eyewitness was generous enough to stick around until the State Trooper arrived on the scene to provide a statement on my behalf. I've called him every day since then and told him how much I appreciate his support. It might be the only chance I have at getting the other guy's insurance company to claim liability for everything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they won't spring for a truck, just stack the deer in the back of the rental car. A little blood and hair never killed anybody.

smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Neighbor_guy,

Did you happen to notice the fence down by the wetlands? If not, check it out. Oddly enough, when I was standing outside my truck looking at the damage, I saw a large buck (6-point?) running around the opposite side of wetlands. He stood there and looked at me for a few minutes, then he was gone. Maybe it was a sign?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FishingwithJake, you'd be surprised what you can fit into a regular car. I have a buddy that has hauled deer home in his Honda Accord, plus all his archery gear. I regularly hunt out of my Subaru Outback and have hauled deer easily + gear.

Just remember to bring a good sized tarp to wrap the deer in. I doubt blood all over the rental car would go over well...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I rolled my truck in a snowstorm on the way home from bowhunting the Sunday night before gun season about 15 years ago. I too was unharmed, but had to borrow my Grandma's car to go deer hunting. Fortunately I hunt in a big party, so the truck wasn't a big issue.

I dropped a tranny in the same truck about 10 years ago two days before deer hunting. I think I was driving Grandma's car (the same one) for deer hunting that year too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • A CO2 detector also protects you from what comes into your house thru a cracked window. Had mine go off last week on red. Turns out the wind had changed and generator exhaust was now blowing towards house. Generator was 50' from the house. 
    • After I got laid off awhile back I searched all of the above daily.  There would be some duplicate jobs posted on every site but a large number would only be found on one site or the other.  Companies seem to have their preferred job board and then stick to it for all their job postings so you really need to look at all of them.    Also don't over look the idea of targeting companies.  If you know a certain area you'd be looking to move to look to see what companies in that area might be able to use someone with your skills.  Then look at those companies job boards if they have them or send in a resume to their HR dept to see if they have any openings.  There are a lot of hidden jobs out there that don't get posted to a normal job board so you need to be savvy to find them.    A recruiter can also help but you need to find the right recruiter. I worked with a few and only one was really any good and had connections to the right kind of jobs for me.  If you can find one that specializes in your field then it might be worth connecting with one.  When i did it didn't cost me anything but a little bit of my time and they were able to hook me up with a decent contract job to help fill in the gap until i got on full time somewhere. 
    • Trump Touts "People Are Seeing Big Stuff” After GM Unveils 7,000 New U.S. Jobs   Confirming rumors that leaked yesterday, GM has just announced plans to invest $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations and add 7,000 jobs domestically, over the next "few years".  Of course, the move follows similar announcements from Ford and Fiat-Chrysler over recent weeks in an apparent effort to appease the incoming Trump administration amid threats of a 35% import tariff and after years of outsourcing automotive manufacturing jobs to Mexico.  To add icing to the cake, GM notes that 450 of the new jobs will come from insourcing jobs previously moved to Mexico.          The winning continues...
    • Hyundai To Boost Investment In The US To $3.1 Billion Over 5 Years   Korea's Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to lift U.S. investment by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and may build a new plant there - the latest auto firm to announce fresh spending after President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tax imports.      
    • This is our year! i feel there is something different about them! I see the passion and intensity they have. Putting the puck on the net is key!
    • OK, let's play you're game. Deficits and debt are no problem, I'll take your word for it.    Please tell me then:
      Why does YOUR party want to reduce the debt?
      Why was your party against debt when Obama was racking it up?
      Why do you vote for Republicans when you don't agree with them on very many issues?
    • What I worried about in the past and why I was not to high on them was because Parise and Sutter were supposed to carry the load but that is evidently no longer the case.  The Sophomores and Juniors have "figured it out" and have stepped up and are carrying the team...not to mention Stall is "reborn".  IMO as long as Dubnyk stays healthy I don't think we have anything to worry about. It is all about he playoffs now as they'd have to take a huge step back not to get in IMO....we'll so how far they can go....with this new found success.  
    • Grain Belt is bottled by Schell's - either one works for me, although my preference is Schell's Deer Brand.  But it's not stocked in a lot of bars or package stores here in the north country.  
  • Our Sponsors