Harlan County Advisory

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  1. Deernut33

    Deernut33 Fawn

    Jul 30, 2016
    Beware if you hunt in this area.

    HARLAN, Ky — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Kentucky State Police Post 10 issue this public safety advisory. In Harlan County, Kentucky, there have been three confirmed incidents of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) being hidden inside trail cameras, which exploded and injured people. An operation was conducted and nine IEDs were located and dismantled. Other devices, however, may still exist. Some of the trail cameras were found abandoned on paths in rural areas routinely accessed via the Dave Smith Drainage Area (Woodland Hills Subdivision, Harlan, KY), on the Little Black Mountain Spur in Harlan County. These IEDs were designed to explode when a person inserted batteries into the trail camera. Other IEDs were designed to be detonated by a trip wire leading to the trail cameras. In some instances, containers such as milk jugs, protein powder containers, or paint cans were placed nearby the explosive device. In addition, there is information that a tree stand had been placed in the woods with an explosive device attached. Authorities caution people to not handle any trail cameras, tree stands, or any other items that they did not place themselves. If you locate a trail camera, tree stand, or other item for which an IED could have been connected that does not belong to you, do not touch it and immediately notify law enforcement, providing them with the GPS coordinates if possible. You can contact Kentucky State Police Post 10 (606-573-3131) or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) (859-219-4500). More information on ATF can be found at www.atf.gov.
  2. Fat_Matt

    Fat_Matt 6 pointer

    Dec 28, 2011
    Elsmere, KY
  3. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 10 pointer

    Aug 16, 2012
    Hog Town USA
    Its about time they said something more about the details and warn everyone.
  4. Deernut33

    Deernut33 Fawn

    Jul 30, 2016
  5. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    Should cut down on the theft of stands and cameras in Harlan county for a little while. Did he ever disclose his motive before he was shot "trying to escape"?
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  6. wademup

    wademup 12 pointer

    Feb 5, 2004
    benton, ky, USA.
    You'll never leave Harlan alive , or so I've heard
  7. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    I'm betting a lot of trail cams in Harlan will get shot up this year.
  8. Georgia Transplant

    Georgia Transplant 10 pointer

    May 22, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    I agree

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