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I don't know if father wore hunter FO....NY doesn't require FO. What a thing to live with now for the son. Be careful folks...be safe.


Victim Identified In Sandy Creek Fatal Hunting Accident ? Oswego County Today


Victim Identified In Sandy Creek Fatal Hunting Accident

Authorities have identified the people involved in Thursday’s fatal hunting accident in Sandy Creek.
The investigation has revealed that on Thursday, November 24, at approximately 4:41 p.m., Kristopher D. Paro, 24, left his residence alone to go hunting in an area behind his residence, located at 310 Kehoe Road in the town of Sandy Creek.
It has been determined, Kristopher was up in a tree stand when he heard what he thought was a deer approximately 100 yards away.
Unaware to Kristopher, his father, Kevin D. Paro, 58, had entered the woods to hunt a short time earlier.
Kevin was mistaken for the deer, police said.
He was struck in the chest by the .270 rifle.
He was transported to Oswego Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
A joint investigation is continuing at this hour with officers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Police Forensic Identification Unit.
 

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I read this article last night. The son should be charged. Completely unacceptable. You put a round into someone's chest at 100 yds, seems suspicious. There is no excuse for something like that to happen.
 

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SunRise....SunSet

Also too consider is NY shooting hours are from Sunrise....Sunset. That day 4:32PM was sunset, so shot was fired after legal shooting hours on a dark, rainy day. We'll have to see what the investigation reveals.
 

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I would like to know more facts but it does seem suspicious to me.
 

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No excuse at all for this one. How someone could mistake a human for a whitetail boggles my mind.
I don't know how you could mistake a human for anything. One of the most basic safety aspects of hunting is to positively identify your target. And my gosh, if you live right next to your dad who hunts wouldn't that inherently make you even more cautious???? Something is rotten in Denmark here or the guy is just plain not all that bright.
 

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Something sure seems wrong here I agreed. I hate to judge thing since I was not there nor do I know any of the details. I can say for certain that its very sad to see such a terrible incident take place with the word " hunter" shoots father...very sad for the family. Prays to them...
 

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It has been determined, Kristopher was up in a tree stand when he heard what he thought was a deer approximately 100 yards away.
This my problem with the issue.You don't shoot at sound,period.Turkey hunters get shot that way for that reason.That young man ruined his life with one trigger pull.No matter the outcome.
 

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Something sure seems wrong here I agreed. I hate to judge thing since I was not there nor do I know any of the details. I can say for certain that its very sad to see such a terrible incident take place with the word " hunter" shoots father...very sad for the family. Prays to them...
My feelings also. I don't know what or how this went down as I wasn't there ;but do know this terrible mistake will forever changes many lives.
 

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No way is this acceptable, I have no idea how someone can mistake a human for a deer. Also what boggles my mind is the no orange rule for new york.
 

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I think if you spend some time in NY you can see how a human would be mistaken for a deer... not to shoot but think there is one there when it really isn't. I've seen a person sneaking through the brush along a fence row that made my mind think "buck on the trail of a doe" only for the guy to break into the field in full camo (where he wasn't supposed to be)

I would hope that this incident makes someone think twice and put on an orange vest even if it isn't required.
 

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No way is this acceptable, I have no idea how someone can mistake a human for a deer. Also what boggles my mind is the no orange rule for new york.

How can someone mistake a human for a deer? Easy. You see a little and your mind fills in the rest, "the rest" being what you're hoping to see.


4 or 5 years ago we had a fatal incident here in Maine, where we have mandatory orange for everyone during firearms deer season. The gist of it was, two guys hunting on opposite sides of a field. Neither knew the other was out there. Both were wearing orange. This happened in the early afternoon on a bright, sunny day. Guy 1 was sitting on a stand. Guy 2 was in a ground blind. Both were very experienced, lifetime hunters. Guy 1 was about 65 at the time and had hunted his whole life.


Guy 2 was in his blind wearing the appropriate orange. He was rattling antlers.
Guy 1 perceived the rattling. Guy 1 observed the antlers and his mind filled in the deer. He didn't see any orange. Whether the orange Guy 2 wore was visible to Guy 1 was never fully determined. Guy 1 shot Guy 2 dead from about 200 yards.


Guy 2 pleaded guilty to manslaughter and served a prison term, in addition to losing his hunting privileges for life and, of course, the mandatory felon disqualification from firearms possession. I saw his guilty plea on the local TV news and he was weeping his heart out in court.


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As a side note, that was the same day (and in the same general area) when another hunter scoped my Gordon Setter, thinking she might be a bear. Fortunately, that dog ALWAYS wore an orange vest. The other hunter saw the orange and did not shoot.
 
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