74 year old Cattleman is killed with his own shotgun in Costa Rica

74 year old Cattleman is killed with his own shotgun in Costa Rica

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    74 year old Cattleman is killed with his own shotgun in Costa Rica

    The robbers took away his shotgun, killed him, invaded his house, tied and robbed his family.

    He went out with the shotgun looking for them. Correct me if I am wrong but the best strategy (for most situations) would be to stay inside get cover and wait for the robbers.

    Here is a link in Spanish
    La Nación - el periódico de Costa Rica

    Here is a link from google tranlate (the tittle translated horribly but the rest reads ok).
    The Nation - newspaper of Costa Rica





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    Sad I admire his pluck but his tactics suck.
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    Sad. What happens when you follow Shotgun Joe's advice about shooting into the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost1958 View Post
    Sad. What happens when you follow Shotgun Joe's advice about shooting into the air.
    So true. The only warning should be straight to the head. Invade, dead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerista View Post
    The robbers took away his shotgun, killed him, invaded his house, tied and robbed his family. He went out with the shotgun looking for them. Correct me if I am wrong but the best strategy (for most situations) would be to stay inside get cover and wait for the robbers.

    Yes, I would have waited in doors and defended my family vs. going out and looking for the guy(s). You never know when the assailant(s) could show up back inside your house while you are out looking for them...especially if you have a farm sized piece of property which I am assuming has a decent amount of acreage.
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    The lesson I will take away from this is that sometimes one has to overcome who they are in order to be victorious. Obviously I didn't know the man but the farmers I've known were pretty much no nonsense, jump right in and do it yourself types. At 74 I suspect he was just taking care of the task at hand like he'd always done. I'd wish for a better ending for him but maybe he died on his own terms. /shrug. Who knows. Personally I'll work a little harder at reigning in my temper, overestimating my meager ability, and studying hard the proven strategies of success. That's why I come here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerista View Post
    The robbers took away his shotgun, killed him, invaded his house, tied and robbed his family.

    He went out with the shotgun looking for them. Correct me if I am wrong but the best strategy (for most situations) would be to stay inside get cover and wait for the robbers.

    Here is a link in Spanish
    La Nación - el periódico de Costa Rica

    Here is a link from google tranlate (the tittle translated horribly but the rest reads ok).
    The Nation - newspaper of Costa Rica





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    Geeze Louise that Costa Rican translation was the worst translation to English I ever heard in my LIFE!!!
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    Oh, I've seen some that were worse. At least this was intelligible.

    It sounds like he wasn't really prepared to shoot anyone that night, hence the "warning" shots. If he didn't know where the BGs were, walking around looking is a pretty good way of making sure they find you first. What he needed was a hasty ambush set inside his home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    Geeze Louise that Costa Rican translation was the worst translation to English I ever heard in my LIFE!!!
    Hum... I actually think Google translate is a great tool. It provides instantaneous automatic translations for free (well NSA and others might be keeping an electronic eye on whats translated) so pretty close to free.

    Granted its not up to human professional standards but those take time and money.

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    I am going to read between the lines here. Seventy four and has been going out at night and firing a couple and the skunk, Fox, Bobcat run away the chickens calm down the dog goes back to sleep and life is good. That is how it happens here at my place. Then the one time it wasn't a coyote or skunk he paid a very high price. I prefer to be laughed at because I act like I am assaulting the beach every time I go out but then again I am only 66 maybe when I reach 74 I will lose one.

    Rest in peace my fellow rancher and may your family revenge your death.

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    my only warning is a "stop" as i'm squeezing the trigger. maybe.
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    I post my warning near the door.

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    If I wanted to hunt down intruders, it would be with my assault rifle, not a shotgun. Huge tactical error. Worth noting that this part of Costa Rica is EXTREMELY dangerous.
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