Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Florida Hunter Shot with Arrow
How do these things happen? Three possibilities:
1. Drugs and/or alcohol
2. A ill-conceived prank or joke that went horribly, horribly wrong.
3. Attempted murder.
Outside of this list, there is no adequate alternative I can accept, because if you have the common sense and intelligence God gave cole slaw, you ought to be able to distinguish a deer from your camo-clad buddy at archery distance regardless of your level of hunting experience. I guess that's a Big If for some folks.
The FWC and local law enforcement needs to warrant this case more than a quick once-over. Even if it was purely accidental, the shooter probably shouldn't be allowed to handle anything more dangerous than a feather duster the rest of his life. Pretty sad and pretty pathetic. Glad the victim will be OK.
Just a cautionary tale to remind everyone to pay attention in the woods this fall. A lot of bozos out there.
Hunter mistaken for deer shot with arrow