Recent mistakes, one deadly, by hunters need to be addressed
I rarely take much issue with events as I have seen many over time in Buffalo.
Yet there were two recent cases involving deer hunters shooting both a woman, who died, walking after dark and a pickup truck – mistaken for moving deer. I think that is outrageous and shows the fever pitch I have seen among deer hunters. They so much want to “shoot something” they are not exactly careful any more about what.
When I took hunter training years ago, the safety rules that have not changed are clear: Always treat a gun as if it is loaded, never point a gun at something you do not intend to kill, etc. Rule No. 3 says Be SURE of your target, your backstop, etc.
I am not into “paying back” or the two wrongs make a right theory. However, even if the charges are later dropped, these actions need to be charged immediately for what they are – reckless endangerment at the very least. The deer hunter/gun madness needs to be reined in a bit, I believe.