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Check with Google earth before hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by nathan, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    To know where the neighbors are , for safety reasons and avoid getting into trouble with your fellow neighbors.

    SOUTH HAVEN — A hunter’s shot that missed its mark traveled three-quarters of a mile and broke a Lynden Township home’s window just before noon Saturday.

    According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Brent Michael Lang, 29, of Redwood Falls was hunting deer with a companion Saturday when he fired upward at a doe running along the crest of a hill.

    He missed the deer, but the 12-gauge slug hit a window at 306-149th St., breaking the outer pane of glass.

    Theresa Ann Weis, 33, was inside the home and David William Weis, 38, was on the roof putting up Christmas lights when the slug struck the house. Neither was injured.

    Lang and Curtis Frederick Olson, 62, of Ham Lake were found in the area. Deputies and DNR Office Brian Meis told the hunters to check their hunting surroundings completely. Lang will pay for the damage to the window, the sheriff’s office said.

  2. 627PCFan

    627PCFan Well-Known Member

    "fired upward at a doe running along the crest of a hill" I find 3 problems with this statement. Hunting 101-
  3. No amount of googling will stop this guy from being an unethical idiot. For those of you who say that it's not unethical to shoot at a running deer, because YOU do it and YOU make hits everytime, I say fine and dandy, I agree, but this guy obviously DIDN'T do it and CAN'T do it, so it's unethical for him to try it.

    Not to mention "be sure of your target AND WHAT'S BEHIND IT". This is basic gun safety he's violating.
  4. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    If he gets charged, he may have his hunting license revoked. Dont shoot upward.
  5. koja48

    koja48 member

    He should have Googled "responsible firearm/shooting safety."
  6. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    Google Earth... i wonder if theres a way to track prime hunting locations by state and have them appear on Google Earth (maybe base it to high percentages of success or number of animals killed).
  7. moosehunt

    moosehunt Well-Known Member

    Excuse me, but I find 4 things wrong--1) upward (which is OK if it weren't for)-- 4) crest of hill--2) doe--3) running, unless he is a very accomplished shot and it was within his "range", which it obviously wasn't. Sounds like he didn't get a ticket, but he should have. He should have had his hunting privilages revoked for life. I'm sure glad I don't have the misfortune of having to hunt in the East.

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