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Two Alabama Hunters Killed in Separate Incidents

Postby waveslider » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:41 am

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??
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Re: Two Alabama Hunters Killed in Separate Incidents

Postby duckcomanderJR. » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:09 pm

The guy could of been wearing a brown jacket and so that would of been the "reason" of him to pull up so there was a certain extent to think there was a deer spotting the brown. If he was wearing orange there wouldn't be a "reason" to pull the gun up and shoot. Hope that helps I'm not the best at explaining things
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Re: Two Alabama Hunters Killed in Separate Incidents

Postby jdinid » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:27 pm

Brown jacket or not, know what the hell you're shooting at. Especially if you've got the advantage of being up in a stand.
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Re: Two Alabama Hunters Killed in Separate Incidents

Postby waveslider » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:36 pm

jdinid wrote:Brown jacket or not, know what the hell you're shooting at..


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Re: Two Alabama Hunters Killed in Separate Incidents

Postby MountainGreenhead » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:37 pm

Remeber hunting as a kid when uncles, dad's friend or maybe dad himself had us "push the trees" for them? Dont do that to your kids and become a statistic. We as hunters must lead the way when it comes to gun safety and responsible shooting. Sad event, even worse that this seems to happen every year. Usually involving whitetail or turkey hunters who forgot what positive I.D. means.
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