Two Alabama hunters killed in separate incidents reminds us to also practice ultimate caution. On Sunday, January 12, 2014, two Alabama hunters lost their lives in separate and unrelated hunting accidents in entirely different geographical areas of the state. The first victim lost his life in Tallapoosa County, while the second befell tragedy in Blount County. Both tragic accidents could have been avoided had greater safety precautions been taken. AL.com shared the stories. The first fatal accident took place early in the morning, just after 6:30 a.m. near Tallapoosa’s Lake Martin. The victim was a hunter named James Raymond Landers, a 50-year old man who was hunting a property – supposedly a public slab of land – with a bow. Unbeknownst to Landers, a second hunter was already scanning the property from atop a tree stand, with a gun in hand. The second hunter must have mistaken Landers for a deer or some other type of game animal, because when he saw movement in the woods, he took aim and fired. The premature shot proved fatal, leaving Landers dead and igniting a police investigation in the area. So far, the shooting has been ruled an accident and blame has not been laid upon the other hunter. Precisely what the second hunter believed he was shooting at has not yet been clarified in the news. However, reports indicate that Landers wasn’t wearing orange reflective gear and therefore could have reasonably been mistaken as a game animal. Still, the second hunter should not have fired until he knew what he was shooting at. Mistakes were made on both sides of the gun barrel, and both of them call for greater vigilance in hunting safety for all.
This was put out by the sporting news community. Can someone please explain to me the word "reasonable" because clearly I have misunderstood what that word means all my life??
Internet Scouting Pro Staff