Re: Teen hunter shoots black bear/hiker woman in Oregon..
If hunting on public property, you had better move in at night and have your game spotted and take your shot at first light. After shooting your deer or whatever, wrap it in an orange piece of cloth so that somebody doesn't shoot it again as you are hauling it out. Any dogs you have with you had better be wearing orange as well.
For the past several years, I have only hunted during big game hunting season on private property. When I lived in northern Minnesota, hunters used to come up from the twin cities. One of them admitted to taking a "brush shot" one day. What is a brush shot, he was asked? "That's when the brush moves and you shoot into the brush", was his reply. Small wonder why some people get killed during hunting season.
Most people getting killed are in a wooded area, not open country. In brushy areas, people are always taking shots at game and missing, and somebody beyond their range of vision takes a hit. Shooting AT animals is not justified. You MUST have at least a 99.99% chance of hitting your target with certainty in a brushy area before you pull the trigger.
Funny, you NEVER hear of poachers getting shot accidently, as they never hunt around amateurs during open season.