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Old 10-02-2009, 06:49 PM
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Be smart out there this year, what a tragic thing.

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Old 10-02-2009, 07:02 PM
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That is unfathomable!
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:31 PM
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WOW!!!! What a tragedy!!! ALWAYS, ALWAYS MAKE DOUBLE SURE OF YOUR TARGET!!!!
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by pjfan2340 View Post
http://www.courierpress.com/news/200...ting-accident/


Be smart out there this year, what a tragic thing.
This happend 10 mintues from where I hunt! I fish at the lake some but never have hunted it. This is the second accidental death there this year. A guy drowned in the lake in the early summer.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:51 PM
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Thats a terrible thing to happen, having to live with it would be worse.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:01 PM
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He thought he was a turkey..... wow.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:27 PM
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I refuse to believed that that was an accident. No way you can mistakingly see someone as a turkey? In bow range?!
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 1shotkill1993 View Post
I refuse to believed that that was an accident. No way you can mistakingly see someone as a turkey? In bow range?!
I would hate to speculate that it was anything but an accident.

We dont know the lighting conditions but I would guess they were poor. The victim was sitting. We dont know how visible he was as far as terrain or brush.

I am not trying to justify what happened or take away from the shooters responsability of being sure of his target. Without knowing any more details than the article I would hate to imply that this shooting was on purpose

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Old 10-02-2009, 08:57 PM
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How is anybody that braindead of an outdoorsman to shoot a man with a bow and arrow and think he shot a turkey? Dumbest and saddest thing I have heard of in a long time
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:01 PM
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That is undoubtly a horrific tragedy for the families of those involved.

But in these "accidents" each year I just believe the continue to happen. Before entering the military I was a Deputy Sheriff. I could never see justifying this or any other such incident as a accidental shooting. These are all neglegent shootings. Had the people involved in such stories positively ID'd the target before shooting, none of this should ever happen. It seems these people are shooting something on sound. I never even touch my bow just on a sound I hear. I always wait til I know its my intended target first. I wonder if these states require a hunter to attend a saftey course in order to purchase a license. I just dont understand why people have to keep suffering because of tragedies of this nature.

I dont mean to sound harsh and uncaring, but I just get really boiled when someone loses their life meaninglessly. It also gives hunters as a whole a bad rep towards those opposed to hunting.
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