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Old 07-26-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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I don't remember if anyone mentioned that, but most gunshot wounds occurred in hunting accidents happen to occur within 1 yards or less. Meaning either hunter got his own gun discharged at him when he was climbing on a tree, or it was his best buddy, or family member swiping a gun across him.

Having said that, out of 800000 hunters here in Wi, we have a single digits of accidents. So taking a walk in your safest neighborhood is many times more dangerous than being out in the hottest spot on a public land during the opener.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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Can't tell if this is a serious question????
Sure its a serious question. There are many hunting accidents but usually not in the lifelong hunters. A novice would be more prone to injury or to injure. Friend of my ex husband darn near lost his hand in a hunting accident when he noticed across the woods a hunter mistaking his movement as a deer and yelling while raising his hand. Man it happened to was a barber by trade. He did recover but there are over zealous people and just those who dont pay attention. Alot of safeguards in place as for clothing but accidents still take place.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Every year in Wisconsin hunters get shot dead rarely bow and arrow. The problem is camouflaged cloths in thick wooded areas mimmic the move of a deer. Its awful when family members kill a loved one it's hard to deal with. Some motorists have been killed when hitting a deer and they come through the windshield. In a few cases buck horns impaled drivers in the head ,throat or shoulder. Hunters have accidently shot motorists from wooded area missed shots.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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do wild bears do it in the woods? Is the Pope catholic? Are silencers mounted on guns?
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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More people die riding bikes.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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It's a very risky business to ride a bike!!! It's comparable to being a soldier in a war zone. Both have to wear a helmet.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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In all seriousness, deer hunting is surprisingly safe relative to a lot of other outdoor activities that we take for granted. You can find stats on this if you do some googling. Why? Because people carrying guns are aware of safety issues. The big deer states (PA, NY, Wisc, Mich, etc) lose a handful of hunters every year, its true, and most of these accidents are due to accidental discharge from trip/fall reasons or mishandling their fierarms in some way. Very few are due to people being mistaken for deer. In terms of numbers it can vary from 1 or 2 to a good handful or 10 each year. In PA we have 1 million licensed hunters, half of which are out at any given time during deer season. As tragic as these accidents are, thats a pretty low rate of mortality. You can send 500,000 people out into the woods with butterfly nets and have a similar result.
We can do better for sure, but since the inception of mandatory orange and hunter safety courses, the accident rate has gone way down.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:37 AM
 
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Two people i worked with went deer hunting. Both were drinking beers TBH, one decided to try to sneak up on the other. He was hiding behind some bushes when he made noise causing the guy in the stand to think it was an deer or something who fired his rifle striking and killing the other kid. We now have one dead guy, and one guy who is ruined mentally. No charges were ever filed but i assure you his life is ruined.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I can't help but have a picture in my mind of a couple of Far Side deer hiding behind a tree and snickering when they see this happen
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:44 AM
 
Location: In a state of mind
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Yes, espcially if you go hunting with someone who hates you...

"Hey buddy, you go on ahead, I'll catch up." "BANG" "Ooops, sorry, thought you were an orange deer."
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