No, well word is he was out looking for strays at least 12, still unrecovered as well as himself. Dont discount it, you seem to be very opioniated at least. Not saying I am correct in my theory but dont discount my opinion as NOT been at top of the list, otherwise disregarded.Yah but almost all cattle are off range(or should be) by now so I wouldn't put rustling on the top of the list.
The older you get, the less your opinions are valued. Get over it, you're just one of the old dogs like me.Opinionated? No, but opinions based on a lifetime of experience yes, but then all the posts on this case are strictly opinion at this point. I have hunted strays late in the year, I have also dealt with rustlers. I didn't say it couldn't be the case, I did say it wouldn't be the first thing on my list. I'd put predators higher on the list for missing cattle than rustlers, But apparently my opinion is more "opinionated" than everyone else's opinions, And you know what they say about opinions right.
I have traveled about and backpacked in the mountainous area around Mammit Lake, especially north
and north west of it even before all the logging took place and can attest to how rugged it is so the potential
for something to go wrong even for someone experienced on a horse is high.
One thing that puzzles me though is his horse found wandering by a hunter. From accounts, his horse was
his working companion. Further, most cow ponies are taught to ground tie. Even my endurance horse was
taught that, so it's a bit strange that his horse didn't remain where his master had a problem. just my thoughts
on the matter...
We all have our theories and multiple theories as to what may have happened. Us outdoors people are especially interested in this case since most of us are "out there" too. What isn't theory is the fact a man has gone out to the hills to do his job and hasn't come back. A guy like this would of been able to walk out, start a smoky fire or at least have been spotted by a rescue chopper. He has failed to do any of these things which point towards either an accident which incapacitated him despite the fact his horse was in sound shape or his disappearance could be human caused.No, well word is he was out looking for strays at least 12, still unrecovered as well as himself. Dont discount it, you seem to be very opioniated at least. Not saying I am correct in my theory but dont discount my opinion as NOT been at top of the list, otherwise disregarded.
A good friend of mine was guiding a hunter on horseback a few years ago. The hunter had a heart attack and fell off his dead.A friend of mine was out checking cows he was a cowboy, a good rider, his horse shied and he was dumped, hit his head and died. one just never knows.
My experience only...God doesn't talk much...he watches...he lets you phuck up and gives you time to "repent" ...failure to acknowledge your mistakes?...well than be opens a can of whoop ass, the wise acknowledge...the fool hardy "keep on trucking" only to 'crash". Like I said...my experience only. Try this experiment at your own risk, up to you...but I wouldn't challenge...you won't winI suppose the only one that can guarantee any knowledge of his fate at this stage are the perpetrators, if any were involved, God and the victim himself. So far none of them seem to be talking.