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    I read recently that a hunter shot another after mistaking movement in field. He though it was a turkey and killed his partner with a shot to the head.

    Article further states that turkey hunters weal camouflage, unlike other hunters that wear bright clothing.

    I don't' know where this happened. It was in a paper I was reading yesterday.

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    Here is a URL for a similar story: http://www.orovillemr.com/ci_1478372...ce=most_viewed

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    Was the shooters name Dick?
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    Its always tragic when some numbskull hears a noise and point-shoots without verifying target.

    Because hunters safety is lame, right guys?

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    heliopolissolutions wrote:
    Its always tragic when some numbskull hears a noise and point-shoots without verifying target.

    Because hunters safety is lame, right guys?
    Hey,

    I was hunting and had another hunter behind a nice 3 point buck. I saw his orange hat bobbing up and down over the deer's back. Needless to say, I started breathing again, removed the 4 lbs. of trigger pull I had applied, and pointed my gun skyward.

    I was using a 7mm magnum. The deer was at 60 yards. The other hunter was at 80 yards. I was in heavy timber.

    I could have been a guy named "Dick".

    And no, the other hunter never saw me or the deer. The other hunter practically walked right into me.

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    You didn't take the shot because he was standing 20 yard away from a deer? Thank god. 7mm doesn't f-around.



    Why in lords name was he 20 yards without taking a shot!? I hope he didn't since you and he were apparently in similar planes.

    Noones perfect, I certainly have had lapses in judgment that endangered others.



    I've also had others' lapses nearly kill me:

    Negligent dischage of .410 at 30 yards, shredded favorite jacket and scarred up chest. Thank god the shot didn't weld.

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    Hawaii FiveO wrote:
    I read recently that a hunter shot another after mistaking movement in field. He though it was a turkey and killed his partner with a shot to the head.

    Article further states that turkey hunters weal camouflage, unlike other hunters that wear bright clothing.

    I don't' know where this happened. It was in a paper I was reading yesterday.
    It was near Paynes Creek. I heard the call go out on the scanner for a gunshot wound. Very tragic indeed.

    I read the article originally in the Redding Record Searchlight, it has sense been in the Daily news and Chico ER.

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    heliopolissolutions wrote:
    You didn't take the shot because he was standing 20 yard away from a deer? Thank god. 7mm doesn't f-around.



    Why in lords name was he 20 yards without taking a shot!? I hope he didn't since you and he were apparently in similar planes.

    Noones perfect, I certainly have had lapses in judgment that endangered others.



    I've also had others' lapses nearly kill me:

    Negligent dischage of .410 at 30 yards, shredded favorite jacket and scarred up chest. Thank god the shot didn't weld.


    Hey Heliopolissolutions,

    I did not take the shot because I saw his orange hat in the top of my scope--his hat wasbobbing up-and-down over the top of thebuck's back. Thehunter in my scope crested a rise after hiking up a steep slope just as I had applied 80% trigger pull. He did not take the shot because heneversaw the deer. He made me show him thetracks and fresh scat from the deers path.

    I remained perfectly still after pointing my gun skyward and clicking the safety back on. He kept walking (crashing through the woods is more like it) and whenhe got within five feet of meIsaid "HEY"! He nearly dropped a load in his pants. The deer knew that the guy had cotton between his ears and slowly walked off into thick brush while watching him the whole time.

    I was still-hunting whenI found the deer and stalked it. I was in the Stanislaus NF.

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    MarkBofRAdvocate wrote:
    Hey Heliopolissolutions,

    I did not take the shot because I saw his orange hat in the top of my scope--his hat wasbobbing up-and-down over the top of thebuck's back. Thehunter in my scope crested a rise after hiking up a steep slope just as I had applied 80% trigger pull. He did not take the shot because heneversaw the deer. He made me show him thetracks and fresh scat from the deers path.

    I remained perfectly still after pointing my gun skyward and clicking the safety back on. He kept walking (crashing through the woods is more like it) and whenhe got within five feet of meIsaid "HEY"! He nearly dropped a load in his pants. The deer knew that the guy had cotton between his ears and slowly walked off into thick brush while watching him the whole time.

    I was still-hunting whenI found the deer and stalked it. I was in the Stanislaus NF.

    markm

    I hope you didn't think I was being disparaging. That was nearly a seriously f-d up situation.

    You are fortunate to have a slow and even trigger pull. I imagine you were pretty angry with him, I can't imagine how someone out hunting could have so little awareness of his surroundings. Then again, I guess it wasn't exactly his fault, more of a wrong place, wrong time.



    Ugh.

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    Hey helio...

    I was not mad. I was very happy that I did not kill the deer because if my Sierra 140 Grain SP-FB bullet had not expanded and discharged its energy in the deer, I may have been found guilty of manslaughter in a worst case scenario.

    Also,experiencingall types of peopleis what happens when you hunt on public land.

    Oh well!

    markm


    Edit: No, I did not think you were being disparaging!

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    Speaking of public land...

    I worry less about hunters and bizzare line ups like that, then I do about the 19-24 year olds that roll out BLM land and haphazardly shoot into the woods to skip range fees. Scares the game and can kill folks.

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    The worst part of that story is that it was a group hunt. They all knew there were at least 4 other hunters in the area.

    You can't fix stupid.


    As an ex-SoCal residents, I was in that situation many time turkey and deer hunting. Especially on opening day.

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