UGLY: Avoidable Hunting Accident
My first thought is this was completely avoidable had some common sense gun safety techniques been practiced. My second thought was: Doesn't my backward State require hunter's safety courses prior to obtaining hunting licenses? Yes it does. How did this happen? Just goes to show that you can't legislate responsible behavior or common sense. :aargh4::aargh4::aargh4::aargh4:
Calif. hunter slips, accidentally kills companion - Updates - fresnobee.com
The Associated Press
Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2012 | 02:47 PM
BAKERSFIELD -- Kern County Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating a hunting accident that killed a Clovis man who was hunting squirrels and other vermin.
On Saturday 27-year-old Ker Her of Clovis was killed near Lake Isabella when his hunting companion slipped and fell. The Bakersfield Californian reports (Details slowly emerge in hunting death; outdoors community ... - BakersfieldCalifornian.com ) that the man's finger was on the trigger, and when he hit the ground the rifle fired.
The name of the shooter has not been released.
The California Department of Fish and Game reports there were two fatal hunting accidents in 2010, the last year that statistics are available. One case was the fault of the shooter, and in the other the victim moved into the line of fire.
An autopsy on the recent victim was scheduled for Tuesday.