Hunter, 15, shot by another in south-central Pa.

Full story: The Morning Call

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a 15-year-old deer hunter was accidentally shot by a fellow hunter who was putting his rifle into a storage case.
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heh

Bethlehem, PA

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#64
Dec 3, 2008
 
Professor Chaos wrote:
Anyone want to try to tackle why someone would put their high powered rifle back into its case with a feakin' round in the chamber?
that's what I thought
Mary Jane

Andover, MA

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#65
Dec 3, 2008
 
Common Sense wrote:
Common sense usually comes with age, some never get any though, no matter how old!
Well its just common sence to know that common sense comes with age, but also that common sense also doesn't come with age..eh?
Mike

Princeton, NJ

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#66
Dec 3, 2008
 
I hope the little sadist that had his picture holding that dead buck in yesterday MC was one of them

BTW thanks Morning Call for posting footage of a dear being skinned. Who’s the insensitive a-hole who thought people would want to see that?

“God Bless Our Soldiers!!!!”

Since: Nov 07

Bethlehem

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#67
Dec 3, 2008
 
I agree about common sense. But some people would b i tch & moan that violates their rights or something.

A kid in a saftey class is a great idea.

A drug dealer with a stolen gun - bad idea!
Jimmy Placebo

Lavelle, PA

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#68
Dec 3, 2008
 
heh wrote:
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that's what I thought
Because nobody screams at the kid to open the chamber and check it, you might traumatize the little darling. And these little darlings grow up to be the idiots that make up most of the population anymore.
Ignorance

United States

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#69
Dec 3, 2008
 
I'd like to take a minute to address some of the ignorant thoughts that have been posted so far.

First of all lets define the word ignorant so I don't offend anyone.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ign...

Regulations for hunters under the age of 12 can be found at the following URL

http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/lib/pgc/digest...

synopsis, age 10 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. The adult may not hunt while with the youth and must accompany the youth at all times. The youth must hunt from a stationary location(not wandering the woods) and the adult must carry the firearm to and from that location.

Junior Hunters (12 to 15) regulations can be found here

http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/lib/pgc/digest...

Synopsis, ages 12 and 13 must be accompanied by and adult family member, ages 14 to 15 must be accompanied by any adult over the age of 18. all junior hunters must be under the immediate control of an adult. Over the age of 16 can hunt alone.

The PGC Hunter/Trapper Education information can be found here.

http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/view.asp... .

The course is FREE and REQUIRED for ALL first time hunters regardless of age!

The course does not teach you how to shoot a firearm!

The course covers the following topics,

# Hunter Responsibility and Ethics
# Principles of Wildlife Management and Conservation
# Firearms and Ammunition; Their Handling and Safety
# Wildlife Identification
# Field Care of Game
# Specialty Areas of Bowhunting and Muzzleloading
# Trapping and Furtaking
# Game Laws
# Survival and First Aid
# Turkey Hunting Safety

Many non hunters on this board could benefit from the HTE course.
David-1206

Blind River, Canada

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#70
Dec 3, 2008
 
The carnage continues....
one of many

Lawnside, NJ

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#71
Dec 3, 2008
 
"Smilin Jack
Stroudsburg, PA
Since when can a 10 year old be a licensed hunter? Must be more to this...a farmer's son?

;) "
- idiot he was fifteen! get the story right
Jamaal

Plymouth, PA

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#72
Dec 3, 2008
 
At least we can count on a few laughs from these ass clowns every fall!
rosadodog

United States

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#73
Dec 3, 2008
 
these guys should hire people from allentown or philly to teach them how to shoot bunch of dummies
Kids and guns

Philadelphia, PA

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#74
Dec 3, 2008
 
There is a reason why people can not drive until 16-17 years old. It should be the same with guns. A ten year old should not be allowed to hunt with a firearm.
One Who Knows

Bethlehem, PA

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#75
Dec 3, 2008
 
Give 15 year olds guns but don't let any New York Giant receivers near them!!!!!!!
Ryan s

Fogelsville, PA

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Dec 3, 2008
 
American Woman wrote:
Under 18 should NOT be allowed to hunt. PERIOD.
That is the most stupidst thing I have heard all week. So why do you think that American woman? I wanna hear something else good from ya.
common sense

Port Carbon, PA

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#77
Dec 3, 2008
 
I'm a non hunter so I won't bother with the course. The only rule I need to know is:

#1 - See a kid with a gun - RUN
#2 - See an adult with a kid with a gun - RUN FASTER
#3 - Unable to run?- Play dead until they leave the area
Drew

Allentown, PA

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#78
Dec 4, 2008
 
Common Sense wrote:
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Traditions are great, I agree. Years ago it was required for survival. Now just take the kids to the store and teach him how to shop.
Instead, take your kid fishing, a lot less shootings happen on the shore.
Actually drowning fatalities greatly outweigh childrens hunting accidents so maybe fishing isn't as safe as you are making it out to be.
American Woman

Saylorsburg, PA

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Ryan s wrote:
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That is the most stupidst thing I have heard all week. So why do you think that American woman? I wanna hear something else good from ya.
If this has to be explained to ya, you are dumber than Sarah Palin. You betcha. Wink Wink!!
Drew

Allentown, PA

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Dec 4, 2008
 
Ryan s wrote:
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That is the most stupidst thing I have heard all week. So why do you think that American woman? I wanna hear something else good from ya.
Nevermind her, she is a knee jerk liberal. Taking her logic you should also not be allowed to swim until you are 18. If you are truly that concerned with children getting hurt or dying then you have to be consistant. After all more children die from drowning than they do from firearm accidents.

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