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Preacherman
November 29, 2005, 08:30 PM
From Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,177068,00.html):

Hunter Not Faster Than Speeding Locomotive

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It's apparently open season on sanity.

Cops arrested a Kingsbury, N.Y., hunter last week for refusing to get off train tracks and then holding up his hand to halt the train as he lined up a shot aimed at a deer, according to The Post-Star.

"You've got to be a pretty serious deer hunter to do something like that," Washington County Sheriff Roger Leclaire told the paper.

The shocked train driver managed to hit the brakes and stop before slamming into 68-year-old hunter Terrence T. Bruno, Leclaire said.

Police said the extreme sportsman took his shot at a whitetail deer then got off the tracks, letting the train go on its way.

The crew of a CP Railway work train tipped off police and officers quickly arrived on the scene to find Bruno again on the tracks and arrested him, Leclaire said.

Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman David Winchell said Bruno had apparently already been warned about hunting near the tracks.

"All hunters should realize this is off-limits," police Supt. Joseph Bender told The Post-Star.

Bender said the Canadian Pacific Railway Police charged Bruno with trespassing and state DEC police also charged him with not carrying his hunting license.

If the train that interrupted the great deer hunt had been a passenger or freight train, it wouldn't have been able to stop and may have struck Bruno or even jumped the tracks, Bender told The Post-Star.

The paper said police didn't know whether the far-too-dedicated huntsman managed to shoot the deer.

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MikeIsaj
November 29, 2005, 08:38 PM
Unbelievable! I don't know what to say, it's just so stupid.

jsalcedo
November 29, 2005, 09:03 PM
Some people live in their own private world.

I would hate to be on the highway with this guy.

M-Rex
November 29, 2005, 09:46 PM
To use one of my favorite True Lies quotes:

"Ballsy. Stupid, but ballsy."

WT
November 29, 2005, 10:05 PM
I could understand this if it happened in Pennsylvania. PA hunters are very serious about deer hunting ......

nfl1990
November 29, 2005, 10:49 PM
I don't get it, its like its a superstition or something that he has to shoot from the train tracks.

Car Knocker
November 29, 2005, 11:03 PM
I've seen people sleep on the tracks using the rail as a pillow.

aaronrkelly
November 30, 2005, 06:21 AM
I've seen people sleep on the tracks using the rail as a pillow.

Ive seen the after effects of this when they dont wake up in time.... :what:

Kodiaz
November 30, 2005, 07:32 AM
Oh well it's unfortunate that the train's brakes were working so well. What an idiot

duckslayer
November 30, 2005, 07:35 AM
That must have been one monster buck!

ScottsGT
November 30, 2005, 08:22 AM
It's just the deers way of bagging a hunter. Buckey speaking to Bamby: "Hey Bamby, lets go hang out down by the rail road track and get another dumb@$$ out of the human gene pool!"

JohnMc
November 30, 2005, 08:45 AM
It's been a long time since I hunted in NY, but you had to be a hundred or so yards from a house or road to even fire. I don't recall anything about train tracks, though.
Did he get arrested for stopping the train, independent of the hunting? Or does NY have laws against outright stupidity?

JohnMc

armoredman
November 30, 2005, 10:03 AM
Stupidity should be painful.

NavajoNPaleFace
November 30, 2005, 10:27 AM
Sixty eight and a whacko?

Hmmmm.

It's almost a legitimate arguement for a mandatory 'no issue license' law.:D

Car Knocker
November 30, 2005, 03:37 PM
Ive seen the after effects of this when they dont wake up in time....

I HATED inspecting a train after it hit someone and dealing with the bits and pieces!!!

f4t9r
November 30, 2005, 05:33 PM
To use one of my favorite True Lies quotes:

"Ballsy. Stupid, but ballsy."

How true

Sistema1927
November 30, 2005, 06:23 PM
Here is this guy's hunting checklist

Two bullets. Check
Two 12 packs. Check

cxm
November 30, 2005, 07:51 PM
Another case of felony stupid...

I'm amazed that some of these people manage to live to maturity...much less old age.

I have been involved in investigations of railway deaths... and if you have not seen one...well I assure you you don't want to...it is ugly.

FWIW

Chuck


From Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,177068,00.html):

Hunter Not Faster Than Speeding Locomotive

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It's apparently open season on sanity.

Cops arrested a Kingsbury, N.Y., hunter last week for refusing to get off train tracks and then holding up his hand to halt the train as he lined up a shot aimed at a deer, according to The Post-Star.

"You've got to be a pretty serious deer hunter to do something like that," Washington County Sheriff Roger Leclaire told the paper.

The shocked train driver managed to hit the brakes and stop before slamming into 68-year-old hunter Terrence T. Bruno, Leclaire said.

Police said the extreme sportsman took his shot at a whitetail deer then got off the tracks, letting the train go on its way.

The crew of a CP Railway work train tipped off police and officers quickly arrived on the scene to find Bruno again on the tracks and arrested him, Leclaire said.

Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman David Winchell said Bruno had apparently already been warned about hunting near the tracks.

"All hunters should realize this is off-limits," police Supt. Joseph Bender told The Post-Star.

Bender said the Canadian Pacific Railway Police charged Bruno with trespassing and state DEC police also charged him with not carrying his hunting license.

If the train that interrupted the great deer hunt had been a passenger or freight train, it wouldn't have been able to stop and may have struck Bruno or even jumped the tracks, Bender told The Post-Star.

The paper said police didn't know whether the far-too-dedicated huntsman managed to shoot the deer.

Geno
November 30, 2005, 08:02 PM
I wonder if the 1,000 foot freighters in Lake Michigan would stop for my rowboat?! They couldn't prosecute me for tresspassing. :neener: Psych--I mean, psycho!

Doc2005

robert garner
November 30, 2005, 11:38 PM
I've been there an done that too; glad to note Railroaders so ably represented here! Just wonderin tho if it wasnt a passenger or freight what was that masked train?

Missashot
December 1, 2005, 09:28 AM
What an idiot!:what:

XLMiguel
December 1, 2005, 09:30 AM
Dang! Too old to be a Darwin candidate, probably already had his 'dip' in the gene pool:banghead:

AirForceShooter
December 1, 2005, 09:58 AM
now this is called FOCUS!!
Gotta admire the man.

AFS

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