This. And a shotguns effective range isn't all that far compared to that of a rifle.... So to me that suggests that the victim should have been close enough for a positive ID.Wow. No excuse. You can't possibly be sure it's a turkey let alone a bearded Turkey if you mistake a human for one
Nancy as in Pelosi.....Last I checked..... Karen isn’t a gun control advocate......You mean Karen? Lol
But in all seriousness, that IS a rather broad brush to paint people with. While there are yahoos out there that shouldn't be hunting, maybe even shouldn't be around firearms, but I think it's safe to say a decent majority are responsible and follow the cardinal rules...
Two idiots,the jogger knew he was in an area where a hunt was being carried out and chose to jog through the area with out regard to the hunters nor his own safety.Idiot shot a jogger. All for a dumb turkey.
It's scary how many idiots there are with guns out there....
This is why theres no way in hell I'd ever step foot on public ground during a firearm season
. Too many idiots. Hunters in general are not known to be the brightest ...
I got drawn for this hunt about 15 years ago when i was in my early 20's. I got on a bird that was gobbling good and snuck into a ridge on top of him and set up. He gobbled great and was working his way up the hill to me. He went quiet about 100 yds out. I thought he was coming for sure. About 5 minutes later i see a red head bobbing through the brush. I have the bead on him waiting for him to close the distance and clear the brush when i hear voices. The bobbing red head quickly turned into a young boy with his sister and parents shortly behind him. It scared the ever living **** out of me. I didn't "almost" pull the trigger, but i was definitely leveled down on a kid at 40 or 50 yds. I swore off public land turkey hunting at that point.Why is hunting even allowed in public access places, and if hunting is allowed in public access places why aren't joggers and hikers and bikers blocked access during such hunts.
I looked at the picture and see no proper blockage or taped off trail access, so everyone shares the blame. Should be pointing the finger first at the County or Municipality that controls the area.
Sorry to the family and the hiker for what they will be going through.
Sorry to the hunter (I'm one as well) for the trouble he's in, but we all know you don't pull a trigger until you're sure.
Hope this allows for changes to a broken system.
The article says there were signs where he enteredI dont see how jogger is to blame. I would expect 90% of population has no idea there is a spring turkey season. There are hard core 100 mile racers who run races off road, would assume you would train in same sort of places. Unless there are lots of signs warning spring turkey season in progress, then it was a poor idea. Could just have easily been a mushroom hunter or walk in pond fisherman.
On TV they show the signs at the trail heads....The article says there were signs where he entered