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Old 11-30-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Why not hunt with a pistol? Maybe because most people cannot hit a broom closet with a pistol if they were locked inside. Pistols are also for self defense at very close range generally measured in a low number of feet. Hitting a 1 ft. target at 100 ft. is really difficult. That is about the size of the kill zone on a deer and about as close as a person is likely to get. Hitting that same size target at three times the distance is not very difficult with a rifle even with iron sights.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Gone
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Hope this guy gets hammered by the law, his stupidity cost a man his beloved wife.

Other articles mention that he shot her 40 minutes after sunset, and it is illegal to hunt deer in New York after sunset.

https://nypost.com/2017/11/24/hunter...s-a-deer-cops/
Manslaughter conviction along with at least 15 years in prison, is my guess.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Why is it not a good idea?
Should be obvious by now...
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Manslaughter conviction along with at least 15 years in prison, is my guess.
You usually nail it, but not this time. Unless the late woman's next of kin have the wherewithal to get Johnny Cochran exhumed and Resurrected so they can file the Mother of All Wrongful Death litigations, this will go down as just one more instance of the collateral damage accumulation due to America's entrenched handgun infatuation.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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You usually nail it, but not this time. Unless the late woman's next of kin have the wherewithal to get Johnny Cochran exhumed and Resurrected so they can file the Mother of All Wrongful Death litigations, this will go down as just one more instance of the collateral damage accumulation due to America's entrenched handgun infatuation.
Fish and wildlife will view this as poaching so there will be a whole lot extra going on here.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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How can one mistake a person for a deer? Why the hell would someone just point to a rustling bush and shoot? I have always stated that if I get shot while hunting, it is not an accident. I'm sorry but this guy is an idiot and needs the book thrown at him as that was just sheer stupidity and makes the rest of us look bad.
I come from a family of avid hunters. My dad, and now my brothers, only bow hunt. They live in NY state, and growing up would explain their reasoning: gun hunters, many of them city folks from the NYC area, would shoot at any bush that moved. That was 30+ years ago. Yes, they do just point a a bush that moves. Yes, they are idiots.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I come from a family of avid hunters. My dad, and now my brothers, only bow hunt. They live in NY state, and growing up would explain their reasoning: gun hunters, many of them city folks from the NYC area, would shoot at any bush that moved. That was 30+ years ago. Yes, they do just point a a bush that moves. Yes, they are idiots.
This guy probably saw the dogs eyes in the light and made a very poor judgement. Animal eyes are like lanterns in headlights.
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Only in America.
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: PSL
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I come from a family of avid hunters. My dad, and now my brothers, only bow hunt. They live in NY state, and growing up would explain their reasoning: gun hunters, many of them city folks from the NYC area, would shoot at any bush that moved. That was 30+ years ago. Yes, they do just point a a bush that moves. Yes, they are idiots.
The term is cityiots. One shot a donkey thinking it was a deer. I'm not joking. Cityiots. They were NYs version of Florida man...
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Recently over here in Oregon a guy shot his own daughter while he was out hunting with her. I said to my wife, "neither of us would have come back home if that were me". I'm serious. I would have killed myself on the spot if I did something as wrong as taking another persons life due to stupidity on my part. I would NOT expect my wife to understand, forgive or in anyway forget a tragedy of that magnitude. In some cultures a guy like this would be expected to take his own life. There would not be any shame in that. The shame would be in trying to put it behind you and go on. Society should shun him.
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