View Full Version : MA man shot in head
12-02-2003, 03:30 AM
just heard on t.v. that a hunter got shot in the head by another hunter. the hunter that shot was supposedly shooting at a bear. i wonder how close he was to another guy? and if the guy shot in the head was hit by buckshot???
i know i had one guy yesterday that decided to sit so close to me ( i was in that spot at 5:15am ) he came in around 6:30am. that i asked him if he wanted to come over and sit on my lap
The story I heard was a bear came by 5 guys eating lunch. One guy fires right as the other guy stands up...the guys is still alive?!?!? so he could not have taken a slug to the head at 3 feet
12-02-2003, 02:51 PM
Ouch. Fools. Shooting over their buddies head in the first place http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-shakehead-blue.gif
12-02-2003, 03:03 PM
it had to be buckshot unless a slug just niped his head..
did you all know. you do not need to have a hunters saftey course to get a hunting license????
all you need is a FID card. i think that is unacceptable. i have already e-mailed to mass wildlife on this one. i know a guy who has his license that i will not hunt with because he just shoots at things..
12-02-2003, 04:49 PM
You are almost right on that point. All new hunters must take a hunters safty course. If you have a previous hunting license and can show it at the purchase point you are grandfathered and do not have to take the course. If you have not previously had a hunting liscense you must take it. They just made the law a few years ago and could not go and tell all the existing hunters they were no longer qualified to do what they had been doing for years now. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif
12-03-2003, 06:52 AM
Besides, taking a hunter safety course (although a good thing) doesn't make you safe hunter. Don't hunt with people you've seen doing stupid things with guns, regardless if they've had a course or not. And don't be afraid to tell them about it either!
12-03-2003, 12:17 PM
Good point skip! There are a lot of stupid people out there!
This does seem like s freak accident
If you shoot someone with a gun you should get punished and I mean severly, jail time, no if ands or buts
12-04-2003, 03:17 AM
i just heard the new update. seems that they are changing therer word.
they where waiting to get into the woods because it was still to light out.( Don't know if it was legal hours or not ). one guy saw the bear he stood up the the guy in front of him did the same shot the guy in the back of the head. i would think almost point balnk range with BUCKSHOT or slug would do him in.
so the story sounds shadey too me.
12-04-2003, 10:31 AM
Deer hunter wounded by companion after bear disrupts lunch
The Associated Press
TOWNSEND, Mass. -
December 4, 2003
A deer hunter was hospitalized Tuesday after he was shot in the head by a startled companion aiming at a black bear that interrupted their lunch, a state wildlife spokesman said.
Michael Doherty, 41, of Westford, was wounded Monday on the opening day of the shotgun deer season, said Felix Browne, a spokesman for the state Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.
He was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center by helicopter suffering from a head wound. A nursing supervisor said he was in serious condition in the hospital's intensive care unit.
As Doherty and four companions were eating lunch in the woods bordering Townsend State Forest, one hunter noticed the bear approaching, apparently attracted to the hunters' food, Browne said.
All five men jumped up, and one man, whose name was not released, fired his 12-gauge shotgun at the bear while Doherty was in the line of fire, Browne said.
The bear was not injured and ran off, he said.
State Environmental Police were investigating, Browne said, but it appears the shooting was "an unfortunate accident." The shooter, who believed he was firing in self-defense, was not expected to face charges, he said.
The shotgun deer season continues through Dec. 13 in most areas of the state.
12-04-2003, 04:23 PM
thats pretty bad. sometimes i wonder
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