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How possible/probable is it that a hunter mistook a horse for a deer?

View Poll Results: Is it likely that a person could mistake an adult horse +rider for a white-tail deer?
Not at all likely 46 80.70%
Somewhat likely 8 14.04%
Likely to very likely 3 5.26%
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:44 PM   #41
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Sometimes light has an odd effect on what we "think" we see. The real problem is that so called hunters fail to identify the target, just shoot at a patch of color.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:14 PM   #42
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There are a million lame excuses for poor hunter judgment, although, none of them are legitimate.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:06 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by john_bud View Post
I voted No! It's not possible for a hunter to follow the rules of safe gun handling and mistake a horse with rider as a deer.

But it does happen. Call it "buck fever", call it anxiety, call it gross stupidity or even attempted murder, but it does happen. Some people in the woods with gun are NOT HUNTERS. They just want to shoot something and they do.
I couldn't agree more!
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