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Pulled gun on a shadow.

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    Well since I am in N.Lwr MI I can say there are some trespassers up here still. Most of the time they just need to be told to leave .
    Had someone drawn on me they would most likely would not have a good morning.
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    Finger was not on trigger.

    I aimed at the direction of the noise / shadow. Was not there when I aimed flashlight. I did hear movement in the distance but the pines are so thick could not see that far.

    I found it interesting that I was able to draw and aim the firearm with the right hand faster then I could draw, turn on, and aim the flashlight with my left (flashlight was clipped on sling with a on/off button/switch on the back).

    Thanks to those defending, but I'm happy I posted, as I think I made a mistake, and even if the feedback might be considered harsh, it is fair, and good to have. Much rather get tough talk on an internet forum then in RL with a LEO asking questions.

    I more careful with a rifle in the same way (would not aim at a shadow just because I heard something). I always feel somehow under prepared for a SD (2 or 4 legged) situation when hunting, and have not thought through the variables. It is great to be able to post and get thoughts.

    I'll keep this thread for thoughts on while hunting and there is a shadow.

    Here is a new thread for the Home SD option.

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    In FL it is considered SHINING with over a 6 volt light I know not mutch help sorry:-l
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    I have a feeling if it was a game warden, it would have been "shining." For several reasons I made a mistake, and in a way, it comes down to a different / higher standard when hunting.

    Please don't make to much fun of me, but I've been attacked by a deer (was not wearing anything like a scent, just walking the woods, and I was actually stalked / challenged twice by the same deer in a 5 minute period). So I'm thinking SD even in the woods.

    It is not that often you are walking around the woods at 3:30 AM with no light. I did not think about it in advance, in hindsight, light up, hand on pistol. Maybe still an argument about shining, but one I think could be more easily defended.
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    HG said it all to the degree that nothing more can be said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I say he did wrong and I've been hunting for 45+ years. The CHL Instructor in me thinks that one should absolutely,beyond a shadow of a doubt, know what the target is when you point a gun at it.

    The LEO in me thinks that if I have to take a statement from you because you shot someone by accident and you tell me that you saw something move in the shadows and you shot it, it isn't going to go very well for you.

    The Hunter in me would have a serious case of redass if you pointed a gun at me just because I was in a shadow behind a tree or for whatever reason you could articulate pointing a loaded gun at me.

    Thats reality. There is no sugar coating to it.

    People get shot by accident every year when hunting and it almost every case it was avoidable. They are no excuses for sloppy handling of firearms. If one is so scared of shadows that they feel the need to draw, then they need to use a light or stay home until they have enough daylight to identify the target.
    +1 Well said.
    Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.

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