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    jon ny is right on besides how can you mistake a person for a bear?


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    Every time I read about something like this I don't know whether to cuss or cry. I go through the whole range of emotions and anger at the shooter and in this case the adult, and sorrow for the hiker. I am just grateful that I am not directly involved because I have not idea what the punishment should be but this just demonstrates the stupidity and ignorance of people.

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    what a tragady. If you can not see what you are shooting, do not touch that trigger.
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    it's already been said, but i'll say it again.......Know your target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HITCH KING View Post
    Wrong place, Wrong time.
    What?

    More like complete negligence by the shooter...

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    This is no excuse. Probably even more reason that the shooter should be charged with Manslaughter.


    Imahiker “On Saturday morning about 11 am by partner and I turned into the trail head parking lot for Sauk Mountain. It was extremely foggy, but we were there for the wildflowers, so we jumped out to put on our boots”

    “The weather was extremely foggy. When we got to the trailhead we couldn't see more than 30 feet. The shooting occurred around 10:30 am, and it seems unlikely that it was clear at that time”.

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    They ran a story last night on the local news. They went up to where the shooting happened. It was a typical alpine foothills meadow on the slope of a mountain or large hill. Foliage was about three or four feet tall at most - although there was the occasional small stand of short trees. To make matters worse her family finds a tooth at the scene...

    Here's a news story with the video:
    Hunter who killed woman on popular hiking trail is just 14 | Top Stories | KING5.com | News for Seattle, Washington
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    From the article:

    "... there is no minimum age for hunting in Washington.

    I'm sorry, but this kid was just 14 years old, with no adult supervision. I just don't think that's right. There should be an adult with children hunting. Am I wrong?
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    This happened a lot in Watertown, NY when I was stationed there...Hunters would mistaken a human dressed in camouflage for their target....I never understood the Military for allowing folks to hunt while Soldiers trained...
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    I can't believe shes wearing a bright blue poncho and gets mistaken for a bear,time to file charges against the kid that shot her if visivility was 30 yards and he shot over 100 yards away he was shooting at a silhouette and there is no way he identified his target
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    From the article:

    "... there is no minimum age for hunting in Washington.

    I'm sorry, but this kid was just 14 years old, with no adult supervision. I just don't think that's right. There should be an adult with children hunting. Am I wrong?
    The more I read about this the more disturbing it is. I don't give a #### what anyone says a 14 year old should not be out bear hunting on public land without adult supervision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    The more I read about this the more disturbing it is. I don't give a #### what anyone says a 14 year old should not be out bear hunting on public land without adult supervision.
    I'm glad there's agreement with my sentiments.
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    When I was 12 or so I used to take my .410 and walk back in the fields and woods on our farm hunting birds or squirrels by myself or with my cousins. This was on our land and not far from our house. There is a big difference between that and being dropped off on public lands with others aroung using a rifle to hunt bear.

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