Girl killed on Sauk Mountain in apparent hunting accident

Aug 2, 2008 Full story: Business Pulse of Skagit County 20

A teenage girl was shot and killed Saturday morning on Sauk Mountain in what appears to have been a hunting accident, according to the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.

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B get your facts straight

Bartlesville, OK

#1 Aug 4, 2008
The woman Was 54 and she was shot by a 13 Y/O boy hunting bear.
wow

Aspen, CO

#2 Aug 4, 2008
There is no excuse for a 13 y/o to be carrying a gun without supervision.
stc

United States

#3 Aug 4, 2008
13 year old was with an adult.
Guess Agian

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Aug 4, 2008
Not according to todays news. He was with his 16 year old bro.
it was an accident

Aliquippa, PA

#5 Aug 10, 2008
he should hav made sure it was a bear and seen when it stand back up if it was not a bear or not u make sure wat ur shooting and he shoould hav looked at it like 5 times to make sure b/c he was hunting at place were ppl walk and hike

Since: Oct 07

Bellingham

#6 Aug 13, 2008
If it's the same sotry the kid is being charged with 2nd degree manslaughter and if convicted will get 9 months for Killing someone.
It's a failing of society that children (anyone under 18) are allowed to wield weapons unsupervised. You can't drink alcohol but by goodness you can legally fire a rifle. Rediculous.
Tim

Bellingham, WA

#7 Aug 15, 2008
Were was the NRA.
Montague

Delavan, WI

#8 Sep 3, 2008
Tim wrote:
Were was the NRA.
"were" what a dunce.
Montague

Delavan, WI

#9 Sep 3, 2008
B get your facts straight wrote:
The woman Was 54 and she was shot by a 13 Y/O boy hunting bear.
Maybe the lady's beaver confused the young man, were they in season and did the young man's hunting license permit the taking of a beaver?
family

Wenatchee, WA

#10 Sep 9, 2008
Montague wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe the lady's beaver confused the young man, were they in season and did the young man's hunting license permit the taking of a beaver?
I don't know from under what rock your comment is comming from, but this woman who was shot in her prime of life by an youth who had no reason to be shooting at an image without first fully identifying it through binoculars...one of the first rules of hunting. I don't believe this incident is cause for joking or tongue in the check comments. It is serious business. This youth is charged with first degree manslaughter!
I believe he as well as whomever provided him with the high powered weapon and ammo should be held fully responsible for this senseless death.
family

Wenatchee, WA

#11 Sep 9, 2008
wow wrote:
There is no excuse for a 13 y/o to be carrying a gun without supervision.
As a member of the family, I could not agree with you more. In many states the law stipulates anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. And further, I believe any under age hunter should undergo hunting classes every year before being given a license to kill.
I am not against guns...my husband is a long time member of the NRA...but let's use common sense when putting high powered weapons into our children's unguilded hands.
family

Wenatchee, WA

#12 Sep 9, 2008
stc wrote:
13 year old was with an adult.
The last time I checked the records a 16 year old boy was not considered an adult. He cannot buy guns, ammo, cigarettes or liquor.
Montague

Delavan, WI

#13 Sep 10, 2008
family wrote:
<quoted text>
The last time I checked the records a 16 year old boy was not considered an adult. He cannot buy guns, ammo, cigarettes or liquor.
The 16 year old shooter wasn't BUYING guns, ammo, cigarettes or liquor and what is a "record"?
Montague

Delavan, WI

#14 Sep 10, 2008
Revised Code of Washington reads:

"RCW 9.41.042
Children Permissible firearm possession.

RCW 9.41.040(2)(a)(iii) shall not apply to any person under the age of eighteen years who is:

(5) In an area where the discharge of a firearm is permitted, is not trespassing, and the person either:

(a) Is at least fourteen years of age, has been issued a hunter safety certificate, and is using a lawful firearm other than a pistol;

or

(b) is under the supervision of a parent, guardian, or other adult approved for the purpose by the parent or guardian"
Montague

Delavan, WI

#15 Sep 10, 2008
Rick69 wrote:
.
It's a failing of society that children (anyone under 18) are allowed to wield weapons unsupervised. You can't drink alcohol but by goodness you can legally fire a rifle. Rediculous.
You're right, they should lower the drinking age to 16 and allow drinkers under 18 but older than 16 to purchase, possess and consume alcohol:

a) with their parents;

or

b) alone, if they possess a certificate of completion of a drinker safety course.

Additionally, they should allow persons under the age of 16, but older than 14, to drink with persons who are:

a) at least 16 to 18 years old and possess a certificate of completion in a drinker safety course;

or

b) an adult over the age of 18.
TWO FEATHERS

San Jose, CA

#16 Sep 22, 2008
SENDING MY CONDOLENCES ON BEHALF OF MARJORIE CASHADA WHO IS A FRIEND OF THE VICTIM AND LIVES WAY DOWN HERE IN UKIAH, CALIFORNIA..
THE INCIDENT IS TRAGIC AND IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL FOR ANY MINOR TO POSSESS ANY FIREARM BE IT FOR HUNTING OR OTHERWISE... FROM MY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE AND CULTURAL/ETHNIC BACKGROUND A REAL HUNTER/GATHERER DOES NOT NEED A GUN TO HUNT.... EVEN IT IT'S A HUMAN OR A "BEAR"
i AM SURE FROM THE DISTANCE OF THE SHOT THE GUN OR RIFLE RATHER MUST OF HAD A SCOPE ON IT THERE FORE HAD THE KID HAVING A TARGET IN MIND AND IN THE SCOPE HE HIT HIS TARGET DEAD ONE SHOT ONE KILL RIGHT TO THE HEAD!!!!
SOMETHING DOESN'T SIT RIGHT WITH ME ABOUT THIS INCIDENT AND I HOPE TO GOD IF THE KID ISN'T HELD RESPONSIBLE OR ACCOUNTALBE THEN THE PARENTS WILL PAY FOR THE REST OF THIER LIFE FOR BEING SO DUMB AND IGNORANT TO GIVE A CHILD, THIS KID A WEAPON IN THE FIRST PLACE. WRECKLACE NEGLIGENCE RESULTING IN DEATH IN CALIFORNIA WOULD STILL BE PROSECUTED OR AT LEAST TRIED!!!
GOD BE WITH HER AND THE VICTIMS FAMILY!!!
PS; TO KNOW THAT THE TEEN WAS SHOOTING W/O AN ADULT PRESENT IS ALL THE MORE REASON THIS KID SHOULD NOW BE HELD ACCOUNTALBE KNOWING HE WAS DOING SOMETHING WRONG TO BEGIN WITH THE BEAR STORY SEEMS LIKE A UNDERLYING CRIMINAL FACTOR TO SOME KIND OF DEFENSE STATEGY; EX POST FACTO!
YAH=WEE!!
Confused

Conway, WA

#17 Oct 16, 2008
There was an adult, the lady was wearing ALL BLACK during bear hunting season, bending down in the high grass.
The boy's life is ruined, guilt and shame along with a jail term. THE CHILD will spend 7 years in PRISON for this. The adult who should have been supervising him should be in jail right next to him.
I feel badly for the family this is a tragic accident, but this boy doesn't deserve prison time because the 'grown up' he went hunting with wasn't doing his job.
Also, don't hikers / recreation seekers have some responsibility of knowing what is going on in the area they are going to be hiking? Isn't it her responsibility to know it is hunting season, that she should wear clothes that identify her clearly?
This isn't right two families are DESTROYED because of TWO irresponsible adults and now one is dead, one is Scot free and a CHILD is in prison.
get a life two feathers

Bothell, WA

#18 Nov 13, 2008
TWO FEATHERS wrote:
PS; TO KNOW THAT THE TEEN WAS SHOOTING W/O AN ADULT PRESENT IS ALL THE MORE REASON THIS KID SHOULD NOW BE HELD ACCOUNTALBE KNOWING HE WAS DOING SOMETHING WRONG TO BEGIN WITH THE BEAR STORY SEEMS LIKE A UNDERLYING CRIMINAL FACTOR TO SOME KIND OF DEFENSE STATEGY; EX POST FACTO!
YAH=WEE!!
First of all, Two Feathers, you need to get off of your high and mighty horse and come down to reality. The boy made a MISTAKE and killed a woman. I recently took Hunter Safety Course with my 13-year old son and they spoke specifically about this case. One of the defenses of the boy is that he thought he was shooting at a bear, he confirmed it with his brother. The woman was wearing black which just happens to be the color of the bears up there! Had this woman, as a hiker, been thinking as well, she should have been wearing hunter orange! Knowing she was hiking in an area that is commonly hunted, she should have taken precautions to protect herself. Again, she was wearing black, the color of the bears in that area! I agree that an adult should have been with the boy, I'm sure even the boys parents agree, hindsight is 20/20. However, to call this boy a criminal with criminal intents is absolutely outrageous! Look at the 15 year old boys who beat and killed Tuba Man! Look at the gangs running amok in the streets of Seattle, shooting themselves and others up because they have guns. Get a life Two Feathers.
NORTH SIDE VILLAINS

Yakima, WA

#19 Dec 20, 2008
dakota

Lake Stevens, WA

#20 May 28, 2009
u have no idea what u are talking about u don't even know him, but i do he is`nt going to do something stuipid i have hunted with him before

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