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Old 03-12-2010, 10:59 PM   #11
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Either that or a marajuana grow. I have never seen a Coyote whose eyes are above the 5' mark.
I really hope it wasn't on a pot field; that would get me queasy.

I saw this on another forum & wonder if the officer may have been prone or something. That doesn't excuse the shooter's mistake (if it was a mistake); the target hadn't been identified regardless of the officer's position or concealment. I would've thought that if their NV equipment was good enough to allow night hunting, it should be good enough to tell a person from a coyote.



Personally, i don't hunt at night since mistaking a skunk 3' away for a rabbit. (i know, it was dumb & i was young) I have had the opportunity since, but i just doubt my eyesight/ability.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:33 AM   #12
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I pray for his family.

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Old 03-16-2010, 06:58 AM   #13
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As s****y as I probably sound, it wasn't an "accident", even if it was unintentional. There is really no such thing as an accident when someone is shot, it's either intentional or a result of gross negligence.

I live in Vermont and EVERY unitentional shooting in the last 7-9 years has been prosecuted. Last year there was a guy who, while turkey hunting, shot and killed his own son "accidentally". He was prosecuted also. I probably couldn't live with the guilt and would take a "walk in the woods" myself, but the State didn't think killing his own kid was punishment enough.

I say prosecute them if nothing else as an example. Simply saying "Yup, kilt me a guy the other night, by accident though" is BS.

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I recieved an e-mail from Don D. with wwl in New Orleans, I'd post what he sent But I can't figure out how just yet. From what I read he was suposedly hidden be hind a berm and using field glasses. From what the Killer said he thought that he was looking at the eyes of a coyote. He then shot I presume the Man in the head. I think they need to do a renactment to see what the Killer actually saw. There's no way in Hell I'd hunt in this state with these two guy's still running loose. This isn't the first warden that's been shot in this state. When I sign off One Shot One Kill This Is not what I Have in mind.Wills in da swamp in La.

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As s****y as I probably sound, it wasn't an "accident", even if it was unintentional. There is really no such thing as an accident when someone is shot, it's either intentional or a result of gross negligence.

I live in Vermont and EVERY unitentional shooting in the last 7-9 years has been prosecuted. Last year there was a guy who, while turkey hunting, shot and killed his own son "accidentally". He was prosecuted also. I probably couldn't live with the guilt and would take a "walk in the woods" myself, but the State didn't think killing his own kid was punishment enough.

I say prosecute them if nothing else as an example. Simply saying "Yup, kilt me a guy the other night, by accident though" is BS.

Im with you. How in the hell, do you mistake a full grown man wearing a duty belt, for a coyote ?!
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It is possible to mistake a button buck for a doe, or even a spike for a doe (at a distance with the naked eye), but a man for a coyote? NO WAY, NO WAY IN H377! Does 1+1=3?

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Gross negligence and both should be held accountable. You can't mistake a coyote for a 6' tall man.

My prayers are with him and his family tonight.

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Had a boy some years ago shoot a woman on a trail because he thought she was a bear, happened in Washington State and I do believe he is serving time now. No excuse for this kind of garbage. Hope the family heals quickly.

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There's no way in Hell I'd hunt in this state with these two guy's still running loose.
Guys like those two are the reason I almost never hunted public land in Georgia (my home state). There were folks I went to HS with who I didn't want to be within miles of during hunting season, if they were carrying. My Dad taught me at an early age to NEVER pull the trigger until I positively identified my target as being the game i was after. No excuses, and you can't put the bullet back in the barrel after the shot is made. I honestly think there ought to be some demonstrated proficiency test to go along with hunter safety courses, just to prevent some of the boneheads from getting a license.
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very willing to wait years and years to do their own hunting........

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