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    Unhappy Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia



    BRUNSWICK, Ga. A Georgia hunter was fatally shot after being mistaken for a deer by another person in his hunting party, police said.

    Bobby Lane, 17, was in an area of heavy foliage on Saturday when he was thought to be an animal by another hunter, the Glynn County Police Department said in a press release.

    https://wnep.com/2019/09/30/teen-hun...er-in-georgia/

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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    Take your pick:

    1. Can't tell the difference between a human and a deer.
    2. Can't see what he is shooting at, but shoots anyway.
    3. Does not know he should positively identify a target before shooting at it.
    4. Knows but does not care that he should positively identify a target before shooting at it.

    Which is worse? Does it matter? Are there any other options?

    Talk about something that should be a mandatory lifetime ban on owning guns....I mean....damn.

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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    But hunters go through training. We recently had a fudd on here spouting off about how people should be required to get training before they can buy a gun. Training can't fix stupid. This kid was killed with a fudd gun, not an "assault rifle" that last fudd was going on about.
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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    Take your pick:

    1. Can't tell the difference between a human and a deer.
    2. Can't see what he is shooting at, but shoots anyway.
    3. Does not know he should positively identify a target before shooting at it.
    4. Knows but does not care that he should positively identify a target before shooting at it.

    Which is worse? Does it matter? Are there any other options?

    Talk about something that should be a mandatory lifetime ban on owning guns....I mean....damn.
    5. Should have waited till rifle season to open maybe would have been different outcome.

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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    Wonder if this ALSO was not being followed and the county was not one of the exemption ones.
    http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/...g-regulations/

    Archery hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of daylight florescent orange during primitive weapons and firearms deer seasons, except in archery-only counties or WMAs
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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    I recall a teen that needed shooting. Simpleton marched into my area, used me as a pivot point, and proceeded to circle me at about 50 yards obviously watching for any deer that were deaf and blind. This was before mandatory training, so I guess he was OK ignoring me in my blaze orange.
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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    But hunters go through training. We recently had a fudd on here spouting off about how people should be required to get training before they can buy a gun. Training can't fix stupid. This kid was killed with a fudd gun, not an "assault rifle" that last fudd was going on about.
    Where you there?
    He was shot with a "gun", during ARCHERY Season..
    Get off your FUDD kick......

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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    Quote Originally Posted by fingers80002 View Post
    Where you there?
    He was shot with a "gun", during ARCHERY Season..
    Get off your FUDD kick......
    If he was shot because the "trained" hunter thought he was a deer, then then hunter didn't properly identify his target. Probably shooting at sounds.
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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    Quote Originally Posted by fingers80002 View Post
    Where you there? He was shot with a "gun", during ARCHERY Season..
    Take your pick:

    • Can't tell the difference between a human and a deer.
    • Can't see what he is shooting at, but shoots anyway.
    • Does not know he should positively identify a target before shooting at it.
    • Knows but does not care that he should positively identify a target before shooting at it.

    Which is worse? Does it matter? Are there any other options? What difference does it make what he was shooting with? Would that change the fact that he was shooting at something he shouldn’t be shooting at, albeit it with an arrow rather than a bullet?

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    Default Re: Teen Hunter Shot and Killed After Being Mistaken for a Deer in Georgia

    https://people.com/human-interest/bo...nting-georgia/

    No charges filed, but could face an illegal weapons charge? How about negligent homicide? Illegally hunting with a rifle, and shot at a sound.
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