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(Omaha World Herald)   Father-son hunting trip results in what will be a very awkward Christmas   (omaha.com) divider line 82
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2012-12-11 08:19:10 PM
While the Rearick accident and others grab headlines when they happen, recreation and wildlife experts say hunting is a safer sport now than ever.

Not if you're a deer.
 
2012-12-11 08:22:10 PM
FTFA: The Omaha father who accidentally shot his 18-year-old son while pheasant hunting in Iowa said Monday that he keeps replaying the accident but can't see what he could've done differently.

Weird. I would have gone with, "Not shoot my son."
 
2012-12-11 08:45:31 PM

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: The Omaha father who accidentally shot his 18-year-old son while pheasant hunting in Iowa said Monday that he keeps replaying the accident but can't see what he could've done differently.

Weird. I would have gone with, "Not shoot my son."


Or, "I would have picked up my teen-ager permit so bagging him would be legal."
 
2012-12-11 08:47:18 PM
Yeah, he's probably pretty happy they weren't deer hunting. A head full of #8 or so is gonna hurt like hell, but you'll get better. 2 or 3 pellets of 00 and that's all, folks.
 
2012-12-11 08:48:26 PM

trivial use of my dark powers: Or, "I would have picked up my teen-ager permit so bagging him would be legal."


i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-11 09:10:59 PM
i.imgur.com

Was I not supposed to do that?
 
2012-12-11 09:19:34 PM
Wonder if there was a confused-as-hell pointer on the scene.
 
2012-12-11 09:39:33 PM
*screeeeech*

Hellogoodbye!

*eeeeeeeeee*

/obscure?
 
2012-12-11 10:32:34 PM

dahmers love zombie: Yeah, he's probably pretty happy they weren't deer hunting. A head full of #8 or so is gonna hurt like hell, but you'll get better. 2 or 3 pellets of 00 and that's all, folks.



Typically you use #6-4 for pheasant. No matter, high-brass #6 will not feel great.

The dude needed to make sure he was stable before taking that gun off safety. I don't know but things like that usually happen when you have the gun off safe before you bring it up to your shoulder...which you shouldn't do when bird hunting (or any other time if you can help it).
 
2012-12-11 10:56:09 PM
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I'll leave this here.
 
2012-12-11 10:56:49 PM

jimmyego: Was I not supposed to do that?


Only applies if the son then apologized for getting in the way of dads gun.
 
2012-12-11 10:59:21 PM
Too bad he didn't have a gun to defend himself.
 
2012-12-11 10:59:37 PM
Pheasants cause problems. I once stopped my bicycle because of a pheasant and the cyclist behind me didn't see me stopped and smashed into me. Then I lay on the side of the road while a very large dog restrained with a leather harness and a thick chain barked from a nearby yard, foam flying from his lips at every bark. Stupid pheasant.
 
2012-12-11 11:01:30 PM

"The Omaha father who accidentally shot his 18-year-old son while pheasant hunting in Iowa said Monday that he keeps replaying the accident but can't see what he could've done differently."


So rechecking your footing isn't something you could do differently? Jeebus, this kid won't make it to his 19th birthday if he keeps hunting with his dad.

 
2012-12-11 11:03:30 PM
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2012-12-11 11:03:31 PM
To be fair, his son does look like a pheasant.
 
2012-12-11 11:03:45 PM
Did Dad try to shoot his son with his penis?
 
2012-12-11 11:06:38 PM
I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.
 
2012-12-11 11:08:32 PM

twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.


Done in...well, not in one - but this is where it's done. Well, er, done sir.
 
2012-12-11 11:09:44 PM
W-e-e-ll

We're goin' huntin'
and we're gonna kill sumpin'
and we don't care what it is
Maybe a raccoon
Maybe a gopher
Maybe the neighbor's kinds!
 
2012-12-11 11:10:25 PM
shiat like this makes me wonder how humanity survived when we had to kill cave bears with spears.
 
2012-12-11 11:10:45 PM

twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.


Yesterday I walked on a hardwood floor that was laid down 70 years ago, but was refinished recently. Do I make your cutoff?
 
2012-12-11 11:11:41 PM
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Son, some want to see you as half full of bird shot. I see you as half full of ice cream.
 
2012-12-11 11:11:51 PM
Meh, it was just bird-shot. The likelihood of the son getting killed by it is very close to nil. I'm sure it was painful, but it's not like he took a career ending injury from a arrow to the knee.
 
2012-12-11 11:12:08 PM
Eh, loose footing is something thought about more in hindsight. While it's always nice to think of every little thing, I think a lot of people would not think about footing unless they had it drilled into their heads.

It's kind of like how few people check their headlamps, fluid levels, and tire pressure before motoring and yet it's supposed to be done as part of basic safety.
 
2012-12-11 11:12:13 PM
I accidentally shot Jesus. Then I jizzed in his pants.
 
2012-12-11 11:14:04 PM
When I was a kid, my uncles and cousins took me pheasant hunting for the first time in Nebraska. They gave me one of those hats with the flaps on ears and back of neck, informed me that I was the "dog" and not to take my hat off unless I liked picking shot out of my scalp. Later my cousins taught me "war": put on heavy overalls and face protection and fight with .410s. Good times in the Sandhills.
 
2012-12-11 11:15:43 PM
Reminds me of an old kind of naughty joke that goes something like this:

A family is dining on a pheasant that the dad shot. Later the young son cries out from the bathroom, "Mamma! Daddy! Help, help! I'm peeing B.B.s!!"

Dad says "Don't worry son, you just swallowed some buckshot. It'll pass."

Later the boy calls out from his bedroom, "Help! Help!". His parents tell him to calm down, not to worry; he just swallowed some buckshot.

The boy says, "No you don't understand! This time I was jerking off and I SHOT the DOG!"

/poor ol' bird dog.
//I'm sure he was fine. Probably not traveling at a high velocity.
 
2012-12-11 11:15:56 PM

twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.


Shouldn't a dude who shoots another person while hunting pheasant be criticized? Or is shooting relatives just accepted amongst hunters? Cause it seems like a horrific accident that should definitely be examined critically to prevent in the future. Then again, I am standing on a hard tile floor right now, so I'm probably talking out my ass.
 
2012-12-11 11:18:40 PM

Aces and Eights: Reminds me of an old kind of naughty joke that goes something like this:

A family is dining on a pheasant that the dad shot. Later the young son cries out from the bathroom, "Mamma! Daddy! Help, help! I'm peeing B.B.s!!"

Dad says "Don't worry son, you just swallowed some buckshot. It'll pass."

Later the boy calls out from his bedroom, "Help! Help!". His parents tell him to calm down, not to worry; he just swallowed some buckshot.

The boy says, "No you don't understand! This time I was jerking off and I SHOT the DOG!"

/poor ol' bird dog.
//I'm sure he was fine. Probably not traveling at a high velocity.


That kid's got a pretty weird anatomy.
 
2012-12-11 11:20:04 PM
Funny how an article about yet another firearm-related injury in this country (I think this makes #7,355,456,232) quickly veers off into a seeming editorial about how hunting is actually really safe and awesome.

Methinks the gun nuts doth protest too much.
 
2012-12-11 11:22:46 PM
I don't usually pick apart writing but this reporter is over-reaching or somehting:

It wasn't supposed to go like this. Both men took hunter safety classes together about six years ago - and dad had taken them before, as a younger man. - Oh really honey? in the past... he was... younger?

dropping the Skutt High School senior as if he had been hit by a baseball bat - good thing you attended last year's 'Who wants to get hit by a baseball bat' regional in Sioux City.
 
2012-12-11 11:23:12 PM

Doc Daneeka: Funny how an article about yet another firearm-related injury in this country (I think this makes #7,355,456,232) quickly veers off into a seeming editorial about how hunting is actually really safe and awesome.

Methinks the gun nuts doth protest too much.


Yeah, god damn reporters, with their "facts" and "statistics".
 
2012-12-11 11:24:29 PM
I was sure there'd be a Moral Orel reference ahead of me. What's wrong with you guys?
 
2012-12-11 11:24:37 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Shouldn't a dude who shoots another person while hunting pheasant be criticized?


Or arrested?

/ Oh, never mind, he's a white suburban middle-aged male. They never break the law.
 
2012-12-11 11:26:42 PM

twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.


Yes, everyone who grew up in the country realises getting shot in the face is a normal thing.
 
2012-12-11 11:29:05 PM
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2012-12-11 11:29:35 PM

FunkOut: twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.

Yes, everyone who grew up in the country realises getting shot in the face is a normal thing.


It would actually kind of explain county folk...
 
2012-12-11 11:29:37 PM
If only guns had safety buttons that would render them safe when loaded, yet allow you to quickly shoot if needed.
 
2012-12-11 11:31:28 PM
The Omaha father who accidentally shot his 18-year-old son while pheasant hunting in Iowa said Monday that he keeps replaying the accident but can't see what he could've done differently.

I've done far less irresponsible, stupid, harmful things in my life and I have ***NO***problem imagining ways they could have come out differently. A

But I guess I'm not a complete ass.
 
2012-12-11 11:32:19 PM
 
2012-12-11 11:33:02 PM
stuhayes2010: If only guns had safety buttons that would render them safe when loaded, yet allow you to quickly shoot if needed.


I don't care what this guy has to say about his footing. He ended up shooting somebody, there is no way to mitigate that. He still pulled the trigger, which AFAIK is not connected to the foot.

I had to take a Hunter Safety Course in Nebraska and I learned that there is NEVER an excuse for an AD.
 
2012-12-11 11:35:10 PM

jimmyego: [i.imgur.com image 250x375]

Was I not supposed to do that?


Came to post something similar. Now all I can do is a GIS for sexy hunting.

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2012-12-11 11:35:54 PM
Ive been hit with bird shot a couple times. Once was in the face when it was deflected off a rock pile at close range. I just cussed up a storm and carried on hunting a few minutes later.

CSB
 
2012-12-11 11:36:11 PM
You'll shoot your eye out, kid
 
2012-12-11 11:36:14 PM

Mrbogey: Eh, loose footing is something thought about more in hindsight. While it's always nice to think of every little thing, I think a lot of people would not think about footing unless they had it drilled into their heads.

It's kind of like how few people check their headlamps, fluid levels, and tire pressure before motoring and yet it's supposed to be done as part of basic safety.


I sort of agree and sort of disagree -- while you shouldn't have to be a boy scout about everything firearms are different. I was always taught to have extreme barrel control... If you take the safety off you better be on firm footing. I dont want to be hunting with some jackass who flips the safety off and snaps shots off at something he saw for a brief moment. Take a damn second to set your self up and shoot like a responsible individual rather than some gun toting redneck asskicker of the woods. Nobody likes that guy.

\Control of the barrel and safe shooting technique are kinda important to me in my hunting companions.
 
2012-12-11 11:37:17 PM
Apparently, keeping his finger off the trigger until he had a stable shooting position and was ready to take the shot weren't options for dear old dad.
 
2012-12-11 11:38:05 PM

Nebulious: [boingboing.net image 282x240]


Came for this. Leaving satisfied. If you've never seen it, watch the 3rd season of Moral Orel. Some of the best, most meaningful TV I've ever seen. serious.
 
2012-12-11 11:38:08 PM
I think the kid gets that loaded/lifted truck he wants now.
 
2012-12-11 11:40:48 PM
Maybe he mistook his son for a peasant.
 
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