GUN 3 reasons not to hunt in big groups

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Jun 9, 2004
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    Monday, December 3, 2007 12:14 PM CST
    4 injured in separate deer hunting incidents

    DES MOINES --- Four deer hunters were injured in separate incidents in Fayette, Delaware, Osceola and Davis counties on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

    Derek Kleitsch, 19, of Sumner, was deer hunting in a group north of Fairbank in Fayette County when he was hit in the leg near the knee when a shot was fired at a moving deer between him and other hunters in his party at approximately 9:45 a.m. Sunday. He was treated and released from a hospital in Sumner.

    A 38-year-old Winterset man received minor injuries while hunting deer in Delaware County on Sunday afternoon.

    Shane Pashek was hunting in a group of a dozen hunters south of Manchester when he was struck in the left shoulder by a deer slug. It is estimated the slug was fired from approximately 100 yards, glancing off his shoulder to the ground, having lost most of its velocity by the time it struck him.

    Pashek was taken to Regional Medical Center in Manchester where he was treated for a bruise to his shoulder and released.

    Luke Sietstra, 29, of Sheldon, was deer hunting with others in Osceola County north of Melvin when a shot was fired at a deer running between him and others striking him in the arm and shoulder at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to a hospital in Sheldon and later transferred to a hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

    Officials say Don Brandon Sr., 59, of Bloomfield, shot himself in the foot when he slipped while getting into a truck Saturday in Davis County, in southeast Iowa.

    All four incidents are under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

    Deer hunters were challenged by a variety of weather and lighting conditions during the opening weekend of deer shotgun season, said Rod Slings, supervisor of the DNR's recreational safety section of the law enforcement bureau.

    "We have encountered everything from rain, sleet and snow on Saturday to sunny conditions over southern Iowa by Sunday afternoon. These changing light conditions make it that much more difficult --- and important --- to make sure you know what is in your line of fire when taking a shot," Slings said.

    Slings said the latest two hunting incidents also underscore the potential dangers involved with party hunting of deer.

    "Shooting at running deer while hunting in a group is the No. 1 cause of people getting hurt by firearms while deer hunting. It is vitally important that you know where everyone is and only take shots that will ensure the safety of everyone involved," said Slings.
  2. Cannondale

    Cannondale The Texas Rattlesnake

    Apr 17, 2007
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    Austin, TX
    Wow. This is exactly why I never game hunt in groups larger than 3, and we stay within 10 feet of each other. The only exception to this would be hunting from a blind (never do it) but they are laid out so that you cannot shoot someone else's blind from any of them.
  3. MTech

    MTech New Member

    Mar 3, 2007
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    Mabe he's a semi Wuss Superheor... Bullets bounce right off!



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