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(Some Wabbit)   Ah, the Adirondacks. Where men are men and mistaken for deer and shot on sight   (wcax.com) divider line 158
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2009-10-23 09:51:52 AM
D'oh!
 
2009-10-23 10:02:49 AM
dick cheney at it again?
 
2009-10-23 10:23:56 AM
I think if you shoot a guy because you thought he was a deer you should no longer be allowed to hunt....or drive..or have kids..
 
2009-10-23 10:24:43 AM

Sybarite


D'oh!


Or "D'oe!"


Buck up, little camper.
 
2009-10-23 10:26:51 AM
You only don't get charged if you are the vice president.
 
2009-10-23 10:27:46 AM
allisonkilkenny.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-10-23 10:27:57 AM
Or, anyplace in NYS where people from NYC and LI try to go hunting....

(says someone who lives in an area where small children, cows and dogs have to be dressed in bright orange during hunting season for that very reason...)
 
2009-10-23 10:28:57 AM
Boo Gun Control!
Yay idiots with weapons!
Let any dumb hick who wants a gun have a gun!
Who cares if he knows how to use it or not?
 
2009-10-23 10:29:47 AM
Walk it off
 
2009-10-23 10:32:48 AM
Dick was up here in the ADK a couple weeks ago...
The guy was not as good of a shot as this guy (new window).
 
2009-10-23 10:33:06 AM
It's that time of year, kiddies. Venture into the woods at your own peril.

We used to backpack in a state forest this time of year. I got nervous passing all kinds of hunters on the trail, and I could be considered a "gun nut" (but not hunter). As a result, we'd wear orange even though we were just out hiking. I don't even bother any more. Let deer season pass then go out.

A HS buddy of mine was a deer hunter. He said anyone stupid enough to hunt on public land deserved to get shot.

/cool stories bro
 
2009-10-23 10:34:26 AM
A .50 cal slug? BP?
 
2009-10-23 10:35:01 AM
Potsdam is not in the Adirondack Park, nor is it geographically part of the Adirondack Mountains, subby.

/'Dacker
//Well, I *WAS* one.
///Even had an article published in "The Barkeater".
 
2009-10-23 10:37:03 AM
iwanttoeatyourchildren: Dick was up here in the ADK a couple weeks ago...
The guy was not as good of a shot as this guy (new window).


I'll never understand why/how people will pull the trigger on something "they think is their quarry". Jeebus.

There's only 4 freaking rules to gun safety, folks. It's really not that hard.
 
2009-10-23 10:38:26 AM
Yeah, Potsdam is about 30-45mins north of the Park. Ellenburg Depot is a little closer to the part, Though 45mins east of Potsdam.

Not a 'Dacker anymore, but I visit.
 
2009-10-23 10:38:34 AM
schattenteufel: Boo Gun Control!
Yay idiots with weapons!
Let any dumb hick who wants a gun have a gun!
Who cares if he knows how to use it or not?


Actually, this was with a muzzleloader (a .50" caliber black powder rifle). They aren't considered firearms by either federal or NY state law, thus they aren't be subject to any 'gun control'.
 
2009-10-23 10:39:00 AM
A few of these responses are moranic.
 
2009-10-23 10:39:35 AM
Why don't hunters *make sure* of what they are shooting at before they pull the trigger? Seems like that would be a pretty good step. We only hear when they accidentally shoot a human, and there are a pretty good number of them, can you imagine all the other things that are getting shot? Cats, dogs, cows, who knows what all.

Can't we make a hunting license more like a drivers license? Have a little safety test in there? Or is that "gun control"?
 
2009-10-23 10:39:42 AM
When I was hiking in Arkansas during deer season years ago, nothing was as comforting as the sight of guys riding in their cars with beer and guns.
 
2009-10-23 10:40:05 AM
libwitch: Or, anyplace in NYS where people from NYC and LI try to go hunting....

(says someone who lives in an area where small children, cows and dogs have to be dressed in bright orange during hunting season for that very reason...)


I used to hunt outside of Dolgeville. We had a place right up against state land and I never went into the trees w/o a bright orange vest. My dog was the color of a deer and I never brought him along because I was pretty sure he wouldn't have come back.
 
2009-10-23 10:41:18 AM
Last year a friend was shot in and killed hunting in Keene Valley NY Adk...they threw the book at the shooter. Didn't help the wife and two kids left w/ no dad.
 
2009-10-23 10:41:29 AM
Earl of Chives: Why don't hunters *make sure* of what they are shooting at before they pull the trigger? Seems like that would be a pretty good step. We only hear when they accidentally shoot a human, and there are a pretty good number of them, can you imagine all the other things that are getting shot? Cats, dogs, cows, who knows what all.

Can't we make a hunting license more like a drivers license? Have a little safety test in there? Or is that "gun control"?


I doubt many cats are getting "accidentally" shot by hunters.

As for "gun control". Sounds like the dude in the story could have used a little, if you know what I mean.
 
2009-10-23 10:42:10 AM
Nick Nostril: iwanttoeatyourchildren: Dick was up here in the ADK a couple weeks ago...
The guy was not as good of a shot as this guy (new window).

I'll never understand why/how people will pull the trigger on something "they think is their quarry". Jeebus.

There's only 4 freaking rules to gun safety, folks. It's really not that hard.


No shiat. My buddies and I grew up "spot and stalk" hunting. Even with rifles, it was preferable to get within a stones throw of the target. Kind of hard to misidentify the target at that range.

It's crap like this that is doing a lot of harm to hunting.
 
2009-10-23 10:42:19 AM
Koggie: A few of these responses are moranic Malonic.

FTFY.
 
2009-10-23 10:42:40 AM
Earl of Chives:
Can't we make a hunting license more like a drivers license? Have a little safety test in there? Or is that "gun control"?


**shakes head**

Guess you've never heard of the Hunter Safety Program. Most states require it.

More people die playing football every year than from hunting.
 
2009-10-23 10:43:18 AM
Rub some dirt in it and walk it off you pansy.
 
2009-10-23 10:45:07 AM
Imagine you're a deer. You're prancing along. You get thirsty. You spot a little brook. You put your little deer lips down to the cool, clear water - BAM. A farkin' bullet rips off part of your head. Your brains are lying on the ground in little bloody pieces. Now I ask ya, would you give a fark what kind of pants the son-of-a-biatch who shot you was wearing?
 
2009-10-23 10:48:25 AM
Koggie: Earl of Chives:
Can't we make a hunting license more like a drivers license? Have a little safety test in there? Or is that "gun control"?

**shakes head**

Guess you've never heard of the Hunter Safety Program. Most states require it.

More people die playing football every year than from hunting.


Well, the guy in the story didn't die either, he was just gut shot, any stats on being gut shot whilst playing football?

So all the people being shot are being shot by people who took the safety course?
 
2009-10-23 10:50:59 AM
Ah, the Adirondacks. Where men are women and mistaken for deer and shot on sight


FTFSubby
 
2009-10-23 10:51:37 AM
n0nthing: A .50 cal slug? BP?

Probably. If it was a Barrett rifle, I don't think the guy would still be alive.

*Googles* Yep, archery and muzzleloader seasons end today. Rifle season starts tomorrow.
 
2009-10-23 10:52:03 AM
One man was taking a stroll through the park,
The other hunting in the dark.
The hunter spotted his prey,
The walker was in dismay,
And now they're featured on Fark.
 
2009-10-23 10:52:40 AM
I love hunting season.
 
2009-10-23 10:52:52 AM
Earl of Chives: Why don't hunters *make sure* of what they are shooting at before they pull the trigger? Seems like that would be a pretty good step. We only hear when they accidentally shoot a human, and there are a pretty good number of them, can you imagine all the other things that are getting shot? Cats, dogs, cows, who knows what all.

Can't we make a hunting license more like a drivers license? Have a little safety test in there? Or is that "gun control"?


More like a drivers license? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Do you drive, Sir? Have you been on the roads lately?

And yes, in NYS you must have taken a 10 hour hunter safety course in order to get your hunting license:

Course Requirements for Licenses:

* All Hunting and Bowhunting Licenses--To qualify for any license to hunt (with firearms or bows), the applicant must present either: (1) proof that he or she successfully completed an approved hunter education course; or (2) proof that he or she previously held a hunting license.


(2) is for those who are older than the class requirement (they are grandfathered in). I had to take the class 30 years ago, and it had been around for a while back then, so you can be reasonably sure that anyone under the age of 60 or 70 took the class.
 
2009-10-23 10:54:24 AM
Farkwaddle
Imagine you're a deer. You're prancing along. You get thirsty. You spot a little brook. You put your little deer lips down to the cool, clear water - BAM. A farkin' bullet rips off part of your head. Your brains are lying on the ground in little bloody pieces. Now I ask ya, would you give a fark what kind of pants the son-of-a-biatch who shot you was wearing?


images.google.com

You can't post that twice in one day without including a picture of Marissa Tomei.
 
2009-10-23 10:54:53 AM
Earl of Chives: So all the people being shot are being shot by people who took the safety course?

So all the people getting hurt or killed in car related accidents took the drivers safety test?
 
2009-10-23 10:55:09 AM
FTFA: The shooting happened Thursday morning in Potsdam on land leased by Ricky Brunelle (the suspect)

I think this played a critical role in the accident... the guy accidentally trespassed on his property. Texan?
 
2009-10-23 10:56:55 AM
Ahh Potsdam, how I miss thee. There's some scary people that roll into that town during hunting season.

/ CU Alum
// LGT
 
2009-10-23 10:57:06 AM
Looks like he missed his chance to use the new "Butt Out II".
 
2009-10-23 10:57:12 AM
I thought Adirondacks were furniture. Saw the headline and thought "That's cold dude, guy was just havin' a seat."
 
2009-10-23 10:57:27 AM
Earl of Chives: Why don't hunters *make sure* of what they are shooting at before they pull the trigger? Seems like that would be a pretty good step. We only hear when they accidentally shoot a human, and there are a pretty good number of them, can you imagine all the other things that are getting shot? Cats, dogs, cows, who knows what all.

Can't we make a hunting license more like a drivers license? Have a little safety test in there? Or is that "gun control"?


99.999999% of them do make sure of what they're shooting at, which is why you don't hear about it. And yes, theoretically anyone with a gun, hunter or not, could shoot any number of non-game animals, livestock, pets, road signs, fence posts, buildings, vehicles, or objets d'art. I too would like to hear more about that.

In most states (I don't know if NY is one of them) require completion of a safety course before one can get a license. No, that's not gun control.
 
2009-10-23 10:57:35 AM
spacechicken170am: I think if you shoot a guy because you thought he was a deer you should no longer be allowed to hunt....or drive..or have kids..

This kind of thing is exactly why we cant have nice things. Or hunt deer with rifles. that .50-cal slug mentioned in the article is in all likelihood a deer slug fired from a shotgun.
 
2009-10-23 10:57:41 AM
Harry Freakstorm:
You can't post that twice in one day without including a picture of Marissa Tomei.


Looks more like Tim Curry in RHPS.
 
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2009-10-23 10:58:05 AM
Two game wardens, seven hunters and a cow.
 
2009-10-23 10:58:07 AM
They should require a vision test for a hunting license just like they do for a drivers license. If you can't pass the test, you do't get to hunt. Buy a fishing license instead.

Who knows, this guy could be color blind and couldn't tell orange from brown.
 
2009-10-23 11:00:30 AM
crass751: Ahh Potsdam, how I miss thee.

My best friend is a native Potsdamite who is displaced to Boston. We're going up there in a couple weeks to shoot some deer. He's also got a little camp near Old Forge, we might go there instead, but there are fewer deer.
 
2009-10-23 11:00:40 AM
Cool Story Alert


Back in the mid 80's my grandparents had a cabin in Vermont. At different times during the year my family along with my Aunts and Uncles would go up and stay there for a few weeks.

My Dad would bring our dog Buddha with us. Early one morning he's scratching at the door to be let out. My Uncle was up and let the dog out. Minutes later the sound of gunfire wakes up my dad. He asks my Mom wear the dog was. Still sleeping she replied, "Someone just let him out, I heard the door."

In a flash my dad jumped out of bed and ran out the front door and into the woods. He was naked as the day he was born. Buddha was a blond Shepard / lab mix that could be mistaken for a deer as he bounded through the woods.

My dad loved that dog.
 
2009-10-23 11:01:06 AM
dittybopper: Earl of Chives: Why don't hunters *make sure* of what they are shooting at before they pull the trigger? Seems like that would be a pretty good step. We only hear when they accidentally shoot a human, and there are a pretty good number of them, can you imagine all the other things that are getting shot? Cats, dogs, cows, who knows what all.

Can't we make a hunting license more like a drivers license? Have a little safety test in there? Or is that "gun control"?

More like a drivers license? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Do you drive, Sir? Have you been on the roads lately?

And yes, in NYS you must have taken a 10 hour hunter safety course in order to get your hunting license:

Course Requirements for Licenses:

* All Hunting and Bowhunting Licenses--To qualify for any license to hunt (with firearms or bows), the applicant must present either: (1) proof that he or she successfully completed an approved hunter education course; or (2) proof that he or she previously held a hunting license.

(2) is for those who are older than the class requirement (they are grandfathered in). I had to take the class 30 years ago, and it had been around for a while back then, so you can be reasonably sure that anyone under the age of 60 or 70 took the class.


I teach the Hunter's Safety classes here in KY and yes we specifically cover being 100% sure of what you're looking at before pulling the trigger. That being said though, if you're going into the woods between october and february you should be wearing enough blaze orange that the only thing you could be mistaken for is a pumpkin.
 
2009-10-23 11:02:58 AM
Ball of Confusion: deer slug fired from a shotgun

Then it would be twelve gauge or twenty gauge, and rifle/shotgun season doesn't open until tomorrow. Also, above the rifle line in New York (far enough from the city) you use a rifle. Shotguns are to keep city people from killing each other.
 
2009-10-23 11:03:27 AM
Ball of Confusion: spacechicken170am: I think if you shoot a guy because you thought he was a deer you should no longer be allowed to hunt....or drive..or have kids..

This kind of thing is exactly why we cant have nice things. Or hunt deer with rifles. that .50-cal slug mentioned in the article is in all likelihood a deer slug fired from a shotgun.


Except that a 12 gauge slug would be around .74 caliber, and a 20 gauge slug would be around .62 caliber, and a .410 slug would be, well, .410 caliber.

Now, you *CAN* have sabot slugs that might be around .50 caliber, but the killer to your thesis is that it is still muzzleloader season in the Northern Zone, so shotguns aren't permitted yet.

Plus, shotguns aren't required up there, so very few (if any) hunters use them for deer, because rifles are inherently more accurate and have much greater range.
 
2009-10-23 11:04:37 AM
Did he think it was duck season, or rabbit season?
 
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