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Father shoots and kills 20yr old daughter hunting OR

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by clearconscience, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    This should never happen and being a father of a daughter I wouldn't/couldn't live with myself.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...hter-apparent-hunting-accident-police-n238041

    This happened a few years ago in the same area with a grandfather and grandson.

    Just makes me sick and with proper sportsman safety should never happen.
    It's amazing the amount of people killed because someone doesn't identify their target
     
  2. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    Heartbreaking.......:(
     
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  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Dang..... To me, that's a fate worse than death for any parent. :(
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The worst thing that could happen to anyone. :(
     
  5. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah - at that point I would eat my gun.

    I live for my daughter - if I accidentally took her life I wouldn't have anything left to live for.
     
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  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    This makes it even worse.
     
  7. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I hunted in roseburg for the last weekend of general, apparently the trooper was the game warden for the region.
     
  8. Krttrs

    Krttrs New Member

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    Yep,
    I heard North Umpqua / Diamond lake was his region, tho
    Rumor is he already had his tag filled And was hunting without permission behind locked gate !
    It was big LEO convention out Clarks Branch Road that afternoon
     
  9. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Could have been a case of poor muzzle control. There's a reason they say NEVER point a gun at something you're not willing to destroy. Never means not ever, not that it's okay when you're poking around the woods or getting a rifle out of a truck or cleaning a firearm. Never.
     
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  10. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Sad.... This is exactly why my family has been taught by me to treat ALL of our firearms as if they CAN take a life at any time while being handled and ALWAYS verbally communicate firearm safety steps while handling any firearm while alone or in the presence of anyone else regardless of who hey are. It only takes a few minutes and the kids are more than happy to take time to communicate safety.
     
  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yep brings things into perspective as I have a 20 YOA daughter who I shoot with regularly and I absolutely HAMMER gun safety into her, and her boyfriend. I underestimated him at first with regard to gun safety but I have no issues - he is probably as aware as me, or at least as much as me with a constant regard for it. While hunting draws on different disciplines for safety there is still no excuse for poor muzzle control or target identification - if it ain't a game animal identified 110% DON'T SHOOT! I once held off on about a 20 yard shot with a bow because my hunting partner was about 15 yards to the right at maybe 45 degrees to the deer - but that wasn't enough for me!
     
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