Ooops: Elk hunter accidentally shoots horse in Salt Creek

Ooops: Elk hunter accidentally shoots horse in Salt Creek

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    Ooops: Elk hunter accidentally shoots horse in Salt Creek

    Whatever happened to "Know Your Target Before Shooting"?

    Elk hunter accidentally shoots horse in Salt Creek | SummitDaily.com

    SUMMIT COUNTY — A hunter from Georgia shot and killed a horse late Tuesday evening in the Slate Creek area, Colorado Division of Wildlife officials said.
    The horse was tied up and had a saddle on it when the shooting occurred at about 6:45 p.m., according to division spokesman Randy Hampton. , Hampton said.
    “The investigation is ongoing,” Hampton said, adding that the agency will likely issue a citation.

    The name of the hunter won’t be released until the district attorney’s office has reviewed the ticket.

    But wildlife officials did say the hunter was in Colorado for his first elk hunt. The man owned up to his mistake and contacted the horse owner immediately, Hampton said.
    “People see things … They want to see a cow elk,” said wildlife manager Shannon Schwab.

    State law holds hunters responsible for properly identifying their targets and ensuring that errant shots don’t harm other people or property.

    Tom Kroening, who is leaving the area after managing wildlife in Summit County for 12 years, said it was the first time he’d heard of a hunter mistakenly shooting a horse in the region.

    More frequently, maybe eight or nine times a year, hunters mistakenly shoot a moose, Hampton said.

    “It’s the number one rule, the first thing we teach in hunter education classes: Know you target,” Hampton said.

    Considering that 300,000 licenses are issued each year in the state, the rare cases show that education efforts are effective, he said.
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    the shooting occurred at about 6:45 p.m.
    Ja.......at 6:45 PM it is dark. Sunset is between 4:30 to 5:00 or so. He shot a dark shape, not an Elk or a horse. Issue the citation, whup his fanny. Bad boy. Idiot, dolt. Back to Georgia. No more licenses or tags for you.

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    Need to start painting livestock with florescent orange.
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    I'll bet it's the first elk in history with a saddle and stirrups. Hitching post too, I imagine?

    I'm guessing this fella isn't getting his tag next year.
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    He won't live that one down...

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    Wow I didn't know they ride elk in colorado,only one ticket hmmm if it was after hunting hours then I would think he should get a few tickets,and a call from PETA
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    Probably shot a VW bug last year.
    That horse is going to be an expensive shot...
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    I'm so hungry, Bob, I could eat a ... horse.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Just ran the sunrise and sunset tables - on October 15 it was as follows in Summit County:

    The following information is provided for Dillon, Summit County, Colorado (longitude W106.0, latitude N39.6):

    Wednesday
    15 October 2008 Mountain Daylight Time

    SUN
    Begin civil twilight 6:48 a.m.
    Sunrise 7:15 a.m.
    Sun transit 12:50 p.m.
    Sunset 6:24 p.m.
    End civil twilight 6:51 p.m.

    MOON
    Moonrise 6:06 p.m. on preceding day
    Moon transit 1:06 a.m.
    Moonset 8:20 a.m.
    Moonrise 6:39 p.m.
    Moonset 9:38 a.m. on following day



    Phase of the Moon on 15 October: waning gibbous with 99% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

    Full Moon on 14 October 2008 at 2:03 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

    I was too harsh about the sunset. I stand corrected.

    The fella was still a dolt thou Maybe he was really French, just from Georgia....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    Whatever happened to "Know Your Target Before Shooting"?
    SUMMIT COUNTY — A hunter from Georgia shot and killed a horse late Tuesday evening .


    From Georgia ........ in Co. on a elk hunt.......... got it.
    I'm going out on a limb here but I wonder if he's ever seen what either animal looks like at dusk/dark?

    In all seriousness: Know Your Target!
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    Reminds me of a blonde joke. "OK, OK lady, it's your deer. Can I just get my saddle off?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedrgr21 View Post
    Reminds me of a blonde joke. "OK, OK lady, it's your deer. Can I just get my saddle off?"
    I remember that one
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    Several years ago, a nimrod Montana hunter shot a llama on Hutterite Colony land, gutted it, tagged it, loaded it in his pickup, & stopped for inspection at a F&G check station.

    He told the wardens he thought it was a trophy doe.

    The Hutterites got their llama back, and because they're the "turn the other cheek" types, the elders declined to press charges on the guy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Several years ago, a nimrod Montana hunter shot a llama on Hutterite Colony land, gutted it, tagged it, loaded it in his pickup, & stopped for inspection at a F&G check station.

    He told the wardens he thought it was a trophy doe.
    Well...It would have made a great mount!


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