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Hunter shot in Washington County

Just heard on the news that a hunter was shot in the face at 7am this morning in Cherry Valley area, Washington County. Didn't say if it was a self inflicted or if it was another hunter. Was taken my medical helicopter. Hopefully he pulls through. Hate to see stuff like this happening.
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Just heard that he walked out of the woods after being shot, which is incredible, and also obviously a positive sign.
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There is no reason for that unless it was self inflicted. I know it sounds harsh but its the truth, a human looks nothing like a gobbler, to many hunters think they have to kill,and do not identify a target,hope all works out well for everyone involved.
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Assuming it was a shotgun, I'll go out on a limb and say there is almost no chance it was self-inflicted. Pellets to the head, from 0 to 5 feet away from a shotgun blast, offers little chance of walking away, providing it was nothing more than a VERY LUCKY graze.

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Re: Hunter shot in Washington County

I had the same thought. Self inflicted shotgun? Unlss we are talking ricochet shot that came back into his face, a self inflicted wound with a shotgun would be dificault to walk out of the woods with. In any case, I hope he is okay.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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Now they are saying it was another hunter that shot him. Heard a gobble and shot. There is absolutely no excuse for this happening.
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First off, I really hope the guy will be ok.

Second, the only thing explaining this kind of stuff is GREED and STUPIDITY.
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Turkey Hunting, by far, has to be the most dangerous hunting sport as far as firearm injury, no ? I mean, not that it has to be, but just the nature of it. Calling to a bird that is primarily on the ground, Camo, concealment, etc..... dangeroso. I may start doing my Morel hunting in an Orange jumpsuit, and that's a sad statement.

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One word - Stupidity!
Please everyone IDENTIFY your target!
Prayers to this guy
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Turkey Hunting, by far, has to be the most dangerous hunting sport as far as firearm injury, no ? I mean, not that it has to be, but just the nature of it. Calling to a bird that is primarily on the ground, Camo, concealment, etc..... dangeroso. I may start doing my Morel hunting in an Orange jumpsuit, and that's a sad statement.
idk i think it is nothing more than stupid guys with guns who think they are hunters. theres just as much danger with the same guys on opening day of deer season. (shotgun/rifle) they choose to flick the safety off at any sound of rustling leaves and point the gun right in your face as if they cant tell the difference between people and critters moving through. only reason they dont shoot is because of the orange and the fact that most leaves are off the trees so they see a guy coming from further away. just dumb people.
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