Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > In The Backcountry

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-08-2012, 11:26 PM
NDuncan's Avatar
NDuncan NDuncan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Knoxville, Tn
Posts: 651
Default Be careful when you off trail...

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/se...-after-friday/

Would be interesting to know what exactly happened here...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-09-2012, 08:11 AM
2weightfavorite 2weightfavorite is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: maryville
Posts: 395
Send a message via AIM to 2weightfavorite
Default

very fishy..."off tail hiking" during murrel season i would believe it, right now not so much...well i suppose could be a ginsing issue..or perhaps some other leafed plant that people grow in the woods illegaly..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-09-2012, 08:39 AM
duckypaddler's Avatar
duckypaddler duckypaddler is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,207
Default

Weird for sure. But then again it is Cocke Co. 1st reports on the news said it was on Gatlinburg trail, now they say off-trail in Cosby? I have a feeling we're not getting the full story. The park service release this morning was just as vague as the channel 10 story.

Maybe someone wanted to have Indian Camp all to themselves
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-09-2012, 08:51 AM
duckypaddler's Avatar
duckypaddler duckypaddler is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,207
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2weightfavorite View Post
very fishy..."off tail hiking" during murrel season i would believe it, right now not so much...well i suppose could be a ginsing issue..or perhaps some other leafed plant that people grow in the woods illegaly..
while it's the heart of Ginseng season, if it were a grow op, it would have been a much bigger story.

I hike off-trail all the time, as do many, MANY others. The only thing fishy about that is when I'm actually fishing, and one would be silly to infer that one would only be off-trail only for questionable activities.

Hiking(tons of manways), Peak Bagging, Historical finds, and many of the Smokies best features are all off-trail

Looks like you should have to suffer through a few Mike Maples videos for redemption:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxoZZ...ature=youtu.be
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-09-2012, 10:42 AM
benintenn's Avatar
benintenn benintenn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 53
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by duckypaddler View Post

Looks like you should have to suffer through a few Mike Maples videos for redemption:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxoZZ...ature=youtu.be
LOL I watched (as much as I could handle) this video yesterday and by the looks of it, we had the same opinion.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-09-2012, 12:11 PM
duckypaddler's Avatar
duckypaddler duckypaddler is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,207
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by benintenn View Post
LOL I watched (as much as I could handle) this video yesterday and by the looks of it, we had the same opinion.
I was just being sarcastic. I wasn't trying to give Mike a hard time as he is a great stewart of the park, and while I do enjoy his vast knowledge of many areas, it can sometimes seem like a sermon that has gone on a little too long.

Ooh and he needs to say 3 Hail Trouts and light a candle also
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-09-2012, 01:59 PM
NDuncan's Avatar
NDuncan NDuncan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Knoxville, Tn
Posts: 651
Default

It is getting close to ginseng season isn't it?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-09-2012, 09:04 PM
DarrinG's Avatar
DarrinG DarrinG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western NC
Posts: 93
Default

I justr cant see shots fired over ginseng (and yep, it's ginseng time in LEGAL areas), but a pot patch...yes.
There's more to this story than is being told...gotta be.
__________________
Mark 1:17
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-10-2012, 07:20 PM
duckypaddler's Avatar
duckypaddler duckypaddler is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,207
Post Here's the latest

Wasn't even in the Park.

Great Smoky Mountains News Release


Release Date: September 10, 2012


Contact: Molly Schroer, 865-436-1203, Molly_Schroer@nps.gov




Reported Shooting Took Place Outside of Park


Great Smoky Mountains National officials announced that Sanford Lethco, 29,
of Sevier County, confessed to Park investigators that the gunshot wounds
he received to his leg on Friday, September 7, were sustained in an
incident occurring outside of the Park boundaries, in Sevier County.


�Park investigators have been working with the Sevier County Sheriff's
Office who has now taken the lead on the shooting case,� Chief Ranger Clay
Jordan reported.


Lethco sustained and was treated for two gunshot wounds to the lower leg
which he originally claimed to have received while hiking in the park, off
trail, in the Cosby area. He was flown to the University of Tennessee
Medical Center where he was treated, and later released, for his injuries.




-NPS-


(See attached file: Reported Park Shooting--Not Inside Park.docx)


Molly Schroer
Public Affairs Office
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
(865) 436-1203
(865) 436-1204 (fax)

I knew we weren't getting the full story."I was hiking" most likely sounded better to the rescue folks than on private property to steal, poach, etc.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:09 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.