Sunday, October 23, 2011

It wasn't an "accident"

It was a rule 3 (or 4- depending...) violation: Be sure of your target and what's behind it.

You don't just shoot at movement in the brush when you're hunting.
They should charge the guy with at least negligent homicide.

For your information-
This is a bear

This is a general representation of a Marine in civilian clothing
--actually it's a double shot

But, then again- if you were just taking a 'sound shot' you wouldn't be able to tell, the difference-would you?

Yes, that's my son-in-law on the left.


  1. I read about that and cringed. And yes, negligent homicide or manslaughter--there's no accident in this situation. He did not know at what he was shooting--saw a dark figure and blasted away. Stupid should have a punishment.

  2. On my very first deer hunt - right at dawn on opening day - when I was 12 years old, I nearly shot a man.

    I watched him through the scope for what seemed like hours - but was likely more like ~15 minutes.

    I could see the perfect white "V" of his chest, surrounded by brown "fur" -- through thick brush, but I knew I could drop him whenever I chose! The only reason I didn't take the shot was because he was steadily moving toward me and I didn't want to have to haul him out of the briers.

    When he finally stepped into the clearing, I could see it was a man!

    He was wearing a brown "bomber" jacket, zipped at the waist, and a white turtleneck shirt - mucking around the woods at dawn on the opening day of deer season!

    30+ years later I swear it's a miracle I didn't shoot him! I'd also swear to this day that I saw fur!

    I honestly don't think I'd have been to blame if I *DID* shoot him - but this guy? HE shot at SOUND! - and he needs to pay for it!