Another Huting Accident

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  1. chieffan

    chieffan Weekend Warrior

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    Happened Monday not far from me. Shot gun season, one hunter was hit in the hip by a member of his hunting party. One hunter shot twice at a deer. One shot ricocheted off a tree and struck his companion in the hip. He was life flighted to an Omaha Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No charges were filed.

    I for one do not want to be any where near timber during shotgun season with 1 oz hunks of lead flying around. A rifle bullet is a lot, lot less likely to ricochet and will likely break apart on impact with a tree.
     
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    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Hope the dude is alright! And I agree with you, but I don't even want to be in the woods during ANY gun season! Hail the stick and string.
     
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    I'm with you guys. too many inexperienced hunters in the orange army. scary to think of a stray bullet shot from who knows where over a mile away can still kill you.
     
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    Sometimes I even get paronoid walking in the woods and feel the need to wear an orange hat during movement.
     
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    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Sorry to hear of the incedance but this is false!
     
  6. Ruff

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    Actually it’s quite true. Here in WI. Many urban areas were shot gun only for the gun season. After studies were done many of those were changed and opened to rifles.
    Rifle bullets tend to frag when striking hard objects or the ground.
    While slugs tend to ricochet or tumble. Speed and mass has a lot to do with it. 165 grain bullet at 2900’ per second isn’t going to hold up like a 1 once slug going 1400’ per second.
     
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    I agree, Ive first hand seen a slug ricochet off the ground and then chop the top ten feet off a pine tree.
     
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    Tbis kind of stuff bappens every year some where. Its some scary stuff once the Orange crew hits the woods.

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    Iowa is starting to see the light. It is legal to hunt with a rifle and/or hand gun, but very limited. Has to be straight wall cartridge, center fired, .357 up through .500 S&W Magnum. Can be used ONLY during the youth disabled season and both shot gun seasons.
     
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    I’ve had to start yelling at 8:00 am opening day of WI gun season because someone shot at a doe twice. The first round whipped past me the second hit a tree 6 feet away.


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    I have a stand that is pretty much right in the middle of my 40 acres that I will typically hunt during Rifle season. Seems like the safest place to be. A few years ago, I heard a shot, followed by the whiz of a miss which included snapping branches as the bullet made it's way though the draw of timber I was in. I still can't figure out where the hunter could have been and where they were shooting to get a bullet there. Regardless, I hate hunting during rifle season.
     
  12. chieffan

    chieffan Weekend Warrior

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    With any other license we get, have to prove our ability to do the task at hand safely. Not so with a hunting license. Sit on their butt all year and get their deer license and the automatically become hunters? I don't know what the answer is but one life is one to many to loose to stupidity.
     
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    Why I wish everybody would hunt with single shot weapons. If you miss, you won't be chasing a running deer spraying bullets. I don't know how many times I've heard people empty a magazine in the woods.
     
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    I think most states require the hunter to have passed a hunters education class. The problem isn't whether or not they know the safety rules because I would bet most do, they just don't follow them.
     
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    We have a WMA that's on TVA property here that is bow only. Last year when I ventured on to public ground, that was my preferred haunt. The others are open to mz, rifle or whatever is in season. Only had one sit that got scary but it was enough for me. Our squirrel season coincides and as I sit in my tree I watched two dogs follow my footsteps from about 100 yds or so out.

    They dogs wound up at the base of my tree yelping. I figured my hunt was over. Never saw the hunters but what sounded like .22s started ringing and popping trees near me. Welp! Time to go home.

    I have no problem sharing the woods with whoever in legal season, BUT KNOW YOUR TARGET!
     
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    In NY recently a "hunter" shot his female neighbor while she was walking several dogs in a field. How do you misidentify a woman and several dogs, out in a field no less, as a deer. He obviously saw her well enough to hit his target. IMO many if not most of these "accidents" and not accidents at all.
     
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    we must be close to one another i heard the same story
     
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    He took a shot at a "deer" at 5:30 pm with a pistol 200 yards away. After legal hunting hours, He is in big trouble. He deserves it.
     
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    it was almost dark when he shot her. my friend knew the guy that shot her. nice kid just made a bad decision I guess. then the next day an amish guy from ohio was hunting in that same area and mistaken a truck for a deer and shot it. I just stay home until its over then go back out in the late season. awesome having the entire woods all to yourself.
     
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    Well ok then. I hate this myth!!
     

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