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Author Topic: Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer  (Read 517 times)

Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:24:56 AM »
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People constantly amaze me, and not always in a good way.

I really have nothing more to say about this one.

LINK: http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2017/11/26/hunter-shoots-pickup-truck-after-mistaking-it-for-deer-police-say.html

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An Ohio hunter was charged on Friday after he fired at a brown pickup truck when he thought it was a deer in western New York — the second hunting incident in the area within a week, authorities said.

Marvin C. Miller, 26, of Middlefield, was hunting near Snake Forest Road in North Harmony around 11:20 a.m. when he thought he spotted a deer, but it turned out to be a brown pickup truck, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. He fired his 7-mm. high-powered scoped rifle at the truck, striking the front fender of the driver’s side. Sheriff Joe Gerace told The Post-Journal Miller was “absolutely irresponsible.”

“Firing this weapon at first blush with no target, it’s absolutely irresponsible,” Gerace said. “It’s very concerning. We should be able to get through a hunting season without tragedy. This kind of thing just shouldn’t happen.”

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Re: Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 10:32:58 AM »
it always unreal what some hunters will shoot at . ##$%#1118
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Re: Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 12:44:09 PM »
That would almost be funny if it were not so stupid and irresponsible!
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Re: Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 04:57:34 PM »
one stupid move like that and his license should be revoked forever IMO. he could have killed someone
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Re: Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 05:17:41 PM »
Simple Amazing!!! How stupid! Are we going to do a background check on firearms owners to see if they know what a deer or coyote or fuzzy rabbits look like in the future....This is one case where I certainly test him for alcohol and good background check for mental capacity on this guy.....but to shoot at a brown pick-up truck thinking it is a deer is incomprehensible to me.....wow, goes to show you, you cannot fix stupid.... 

 
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Re: Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 05:48:13 PM »
Just plain sad!! @--0--0117
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Re: Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 09:03:18 PM »
So you just shoot anything that moves that is the color of a deer? Did he learn that in the Hunter Safety Class? It's just unbelievable!! Maybe the Game Commission should start doing a test with pictures. This is a deer. This is a truck. You do not shoot the truck. Sorry, but after the guy shot the woman walking her dogs because he thought she was a deer. One of the first rules of hunting is identify your target!! Why does that seem to be so hard to understand?
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Re: Hunter shoots pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 09:58:49 PM »
My dad ingrained in me from an early age there is no such thing as a hunting accident. If you dont know what you are shooting at or whats behind it you do not shoot, no exceptions.

I have passed on a lot of game over the years following those rules. Often when I describe scenarios where I pased on the shot people will tell me thay would have taken it.   I've yet to have an "accident" or lose a moments sleep over any animal I passed on. 

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