Originally Posted by Antler24
I'd have played with there heads too, but...
A buddy of mine set out some decoys 15-20ft off in the pond one day and sat waiting for some ducks. A little while later he noticed a guy across the pond ~60-70 yds. Before he had a chance to move the guy opened up on his decoys and peppered him with lead... Lucky he wasn't hurt.
I had a client/friend in Maryland that ended up losing almost all the sight in his right eye and that side of his face paralyzed.
What I was thinking about more was a fellow about fifty miles from here that got shot a couple of years ago at close range with an 06 through the gut when his son shot him.
The boy had been watching a deer moving through cover and got over excited and the Dad (admittedly) had a case of the stupids and got out of his blind to go over and check on the boy.
Well the boy heard him rustling through the blue bushes and plum thicket where the deer had disappeared and took a "sound shot".
Especially when hunting public land and you don't know the fellow across the way one always has to think about what the dumbest SOB in the woods is least likely to do and bet on it happening!
We used to hear of about a half dozen or dozen "accidental shootings" on public land in New Mexico every year when I lived out that way and some of the stories were utterly astounding as to the level of stupidity involved.