"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." - Aldo Leopold

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


Rogue Huntress said...

Yet another story to give hunters a bad name. Good to hear the victim will be alright but this still makes me shake my head.

Albert A Rasch said...

never ceases to amaze me how seemingly intelligent people, end up doing really stupid stuff!

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Albert A Rasch™
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