December 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
Shotgun slug tore Â½-inch hole in back
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Doug Gess was sure he had killed his only son last month during the first day of deer season as the two hunted near Ortonville, Minn. Continue Reading
Tags: boy shot, hunting, hunting accident, Minnesota, ortonville, shotgun, South Dakota 6 Comments »
Sounds like dad got a little lazy during those 50+ years when it came to firearm safety.
Maybe he ought to consider a refresher course.
They are both very blessed this carelessness wasn’t more tragic.
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Quote: “His dad jokes theyâ€™ll wear flak jackets.”
As an avid hunter, I’m simply sick at hearing the father joke about this incident. If this happened to me and my son, I’d consider never hunting again.
This man does a tremendous disservice to the hunting community, by joking about the issue.
He should be much more apologetic and contrite.
A sad state of the times…..
There has been ALOT of hunting ‘accidents’ around the area this year. I don’t know if people are just getting to comfortable and careless, or if too many are uneducated about firearm safety. Wonder how many of those ‘accident’ were helped out by alcohol.
I don’t hunt, never have and have no plans to, so I admit I may be a bit ignorant when it comes to the permit and license requirements around here. I have done hunter saftey classes a few times. In order to get your hunting license or seasonal kill tags, don’t you have to present some sort of recent hunters safety certification? If that’s not the case maybe it should be. And just like your d/l, you have to go for a ‘refresher’ every few years to in order to renew your hunting license and receive your kill tags.
I am an avid opponent of hunting….I will never understand how people can do this “just for the fun of it”. With that being said….I find the some of these comments totally offbase and judgmental. I am sure this father was probably at the lowest place in his life when this happened and so unbelievably thankful and happy about the outcome that he is able to joke about it now. I would guess he is giddy with relief after having a heavy guilty heart. Give the man a break…we all makes mistakes when it comes to safety and become complacent whether it’s driving, hunting or other tasks we’ve done a hundred times.
I said outloud to myself after reading this story….”I love a story with a happy ending for a change”!
“…….weâ€™ve done a hundred times”
How many times has your father, or friend, shot you or seriously injured you because of their carelessness?
Always have the barrel of your gun pointed in a safe direction–one of the 10 commandments of firearm safety
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