Vacaville man killed in hunting accident

Vacaville man killed in hunting accident

There are 17 comments on the The Reporter story from Mar 30, 2010, titled Vacaville man killed in hunting accident. In it, The Reporter reports that:

A Vacaville man was shot and killed while hunting on the opening day of turkey season.

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Dixon Guy

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Mar 30, 2010
This is highly unfortunate and sad news.


Vacaville, CA

#2 Mar 30, 2010
How horrible for all involved. They will all strugle with this, some even more than oothers. May Larry rest in Peace. And you are all in my prayers.

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#4 Mar 30, 2010
Note to all hunters: DO NOT CRAWL ON THE FREAKING GROUND !!! 30 yards is NOT that far. The shooter needs to get his vision checked.

Pacifica, CA

#6 Mar 30, 2010
The shooter is an idiot, he fired at "something" crawling on the ground without first checking to make sure of his target. It is hard to believe this guy has been hunting for 30 years.

United States

#7 Mar 30, 2010
Is the perp a relative of Dick Cheney?

Was alcohol involved?

Since: Jan 08


#8 Mar 30, 2010
"The official cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy, which should be completed within a few days, he said."

What do you think he had? A heart attack?

San Jose, CA

#9 Mar 31, 2010
The shooter, although I am sure is terribly distraught, ignored one of the most important rules of hunting. Always make sure of what the hell you are shooting at. What an Idiot! This is a mistake that should not happen to a rookie youth hunter, let alone someone who has hunted for 30 years! Geez!!!!

United States

#10 Mar 31, 2010
Seems like some one needs to retake the hunters safety class. Never shoot at somthing your unsure of.

Dixon, CA

#11 Mar 31, 2010
On behalf of the Turkey Liberation Front we bestow the award for best defense of turkeys to Mr. Henderson. Attaboy Steve. Keep up the good work.
Al Reine

United States

#12 Mar 31, 2010
Give's a whole new meaning of: What A TURKEY ! RIP !

Vacaville, CA

#13 Mar 31, 2010
the problem is when your hiding in the bushes calling turkeys, you call the other hunters also... this happens more often then you'd think. God bless his soul and pray for all involved

Napa, CA

#14 Mar 31, 2010
As sad as this story is, there are a number of similar turkey hunter fatalities each year where the shooter mistakes another hunter for a bird. Based on this story, it seems very apparent that the shooter did not identify his target and shot at either noise or movement. I feel for the family of the victim and the shooter. He will have to live with this for the rest of his life. I do however raise issue with this being called by law inforcement as an "accident". While not intentional, appropriate charges should be filed against the shooter.

San Jose, CA

#15 Mar 31, 2010
This just does'nt add up, first of all male turkey's or "Toms" are the only ones in season, if the shooter has 30 years hunting experience he would be sure it was a "tom" and not a hen before shooting. When hunting turkey you don't stalk them, you set up a decoy and call them to you and generally shoot them at 20 yards or less after watching them work their way in for several minutes. Like the article said this incident is under investigation, don't be suprised if there is some "fowl" play involved.

Napa, CA

#16 Apr 1, 2010
For friends who hunted together for about 30 years, one would think that in all that time they could tell the difference between a 20 lb. bird and a full grown man. KNOW YOUR TARGET!
Mr America

Oakland, CA

#17 Apr 2, 2010
Better look for a 'Life Insurance' angle or was the shooter and the victims wife an item or both ? How can you mistake a grown man for a 10-15 lb. tom turkey ? huuuuum ?

United States

#18 Apr 4, 2010
Mr America wrote:
Better look for a 'Life Insurance' angle or was the shooter and the victims wife an item or both ? How can you mistake a grown man for a 10-15 lb. tom turkey ? huuuuum ?
Worth checking out, I agree.
Deer Hunter 76

United States

#19 Apr 11, 2010
Maybe the guy was going to a hallowen costum party.

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