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:surprised: Well a Pa. man, shot a Vermont hunter yesterday in the NEK. Apparently the Pa man thought he was a bear. Now this is where I get unnerved... If you can't SEE your shot....DON'T TAKE IT. Never mind, today we have binoculars, scopes, glasses, and he WASN'T A BEAR. And if the report is correct the Vt man was hunting his own land, for moose.

Now the state wants to have a mandatory hunters course every 5 years.
My thought are; stupid, trigger happy, who will now learn a VERY EXPENSIVE LESSON....

DON'T PULL THAT TRIGGER UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR SHOOTING AT!!!
 

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You know I hear storys like this, for example, last year a young boy's own father shot him because he was mistaken for a turkey! it is pretty hard to belive that a person can be mistaken for a turkey...O yea, Can you shoot a bear like you would a coyote (without a tag) I know in some areas you have to have a tag and this fella was hunting for moose and he felt the need to shoot a bear
 

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Thats why I try to stay on private land,its not a sure thing for total safety but its better than public land.Public land scares the BAJEEPERS out of me:shocking: One year I bow hunted a state park here in Ohio most of you Ohio folks know it (Salt Fork) lots of deer,my buddies and I decided to rent a cabin for gun season,big mistake,got in the woods early the first morning daylight broke and it looked like I was in the middle of a firing squad,I debated on whether or not I needed to belly crawl out of there,havn't been back to hunt since.
 

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I was talking with one of my gun dealers the other day and he commented on how many non hunters rush in to his store just before deer season to buy a gun,because someone invited them to hunt.I know every hunter has to start sometime but personaly I dont think two days before deer season is it:crazy:​
 

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:surprised: Well a Pa. man, shot a Vermont hunter yesterday in the NEK. Apparently the Pa man thought he was a bear. Now this is where I get unnerved... If you can't SEE your shot....DON'T TAKE IT. Never mind, today we have binoculars, scopes, glasses, and he WASN'T A BEAR. And if the report is correct the Vt man was hunting his own land, for moose.

Now the state wants to have a mandatory hunters course every 5 years.
My thought are; stupid, trigger happy, who will now learn a VERY EXPENSIVE LESSON....

DON'T PULL THAT TRIGGER UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR SHOOTING AT!!!
The State doesn't want to have a mandatory "Refresher Hunter Safety course" ewvery 5 years, that's what was suggested by an 8th grader, The state doesn't agree with the idea at all claiming it's hard enough to get enough teachers to cover the current demand for hunter ed. courses Not to mention It wasn't even a Vermont hunter who shot the man, so how would refresher courses help? Out of staters aren't even required to take the Vermont course they only have to produce a license from another state or the other states "Certificate of completion of a hunter education class"
I will never understand how another hunter can be shot because he was mistaken for something other than a "HUNTER" I hope the shooter gets the stiffest punishment allowed by law.


ETD, The Vermont bear season runs during some of the States other hunting seasons. So it isn't odd for someone to shoot a bear while hunting for something else. Except during Archery season a hunter Cannot carry a firearm while hunting with a Bow and Arrow.
All vermont hunters get a buck tag and a bear tag when they purchase their licenses
 

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Hey Gator, two of us crawled on our hands and knees out of Saltfork during the early muzzleloading season one year. My first thoughts were I came close to what some of the civil war fighting may have been like. We had lead flying over our heads close enough to hear them hit trees. We simply left and went home a 4 hour drive for nothing. state game lands can be very dangerous to hunt in. You have to know the lay of the land for personal protection as well as deer movements.
 

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I'm sure you heard my compaints, about the jacking that takes place, and what I go through here every year. Just heard they caught 11 in the NEK yesterday, now if they would only go NE a little. I do know they set up a decoy last year for a while. But the BS, has already started. This whole ridge is posted, yet they keep coming, especially after sundown, I have two holes in my house, and the neighbors I do have, hold me responsible, for not doing enough to stop them. Can't win for loosing. And we're not talking strangers, local yocals, who deem it there right.

For all you RESPECTFUL hunters out there, BE CAREFULL, and should you see posted land out there, KNOCK on the door, and ask permission.
 

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those people are tresspassers and poachers NOT HUNTERS and should be locked up and their guns ,vehicles taken away and fined :boxing::boxing::boxing:
 

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You are definately right Annie a knock on the door goes along way its all in how you conduct yourself.Im new to this site and have read some of your posts Im not sure how old you are but from what I can gather your a youngin,Id just like to congratulate your parents on a fine job raising you,it sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and are very wise for your years.They should be proud to have such a great role model:ibtl:keep it up and pass it along.
 

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I told you I was new,Annie I think I got you confused with East Texas Droptine. But every thing I said in that last post can go for you too :lol:
 

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nice save:lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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:wink::wink:Thanks folks: Yes I will say my dad taught me well. He always said, never point a gun unless I am ready to pull the trigger. He used to make me walk around wearing a flashlight in a holster, pick my target, and draw the flashlight and hit the target. Said it was trainning for hand to eye coordination.
I would like to ask a question; I used to do competitions, and most of the Gun clubs I was a memeber of, would hold them. I find gun clubs to be missing up here, and just practice blinking on my property. I joined the Calais gun club in Me., but that's too far away to go all the time, and I believe I am a lifer in Maynard Ma, but again, that's too far away. Bruce, you may know this, are there any good clubs in the area, and target competitions?
 

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I'm not a member to any local/state rod or gun clubs myself But A good place for you to start would be The North American Rod & Gun Clubs <--check listings to locate the nearest to you. The link goes to the Vermont listings...

Good Luck !!.
 

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Not only do you need to be aware of what you are shooting, you also need to know whats behind it. Because you are 100% responsible for what ever damage that bullet causes once it leaves the barrell.
 
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