Tragic Hunting Story: I Heard the Shot that Killed a Deer Hunter

Tragic Hunting Story: I Heard the Shot that Killed a Deer Hunter

I lived in the mountains of Western Maryland and was still in bed on the morning of Opening Day for Rifle Hunting Deer. I had already lost my enthusiasm for hunting because the last time I gutted a deer I’d killed, I got a face-full of steam when I opened its abdomen. I knew my love for the chase, in seeing the deer approach, in being what I was born as, an Apex Predator, no longer provided a primal thrill. I spend more time in the woods now than back then, but I wear flare orange when I am out there during rifle season. Bow season is a different matter, since to kill with a bow you have to be much closer to the target and much more skilled.
This accident occurred in Maryland. I now live in Michigan. Michigan has had no fatal hunting accidents in the last two years, a fact Michigan DNR officials attribute to the mandatory Hunter Education program they implemented a few years ago. I believe Maryland has a similar program now. These programs teach the most important rule of firearm safety: Don’t ever point a firearm at something you don’t intend to shoot.

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  1. Sean Jackson on August 2, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    I was huntin in a treestand and heard a gunshot and 5-6 min later peguses flew over me and landed in the field across the road from where i was huntin i thought maybe some shot a deer and fell out the treestand but a few days later i found out the the guy shot himself with a 410 he was still alive but was braindead the family decided to pull the plug on him

  2. Young Obama on August 2, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    You should make a video of going to a black barber and the before and after.

  3. Sin City Outdoors on August 2, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    My Dads friend got killed during a deer hunt. He walked up on a tree stand hunter and they started arguing. The guy shot him and left. He was found 2 days later. The guy was caught about 2 weeks later

  4. Yellowdog Welding, William on August 2, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    That hat is a good idea for sure. You just never know. FYI Your balloon video doesn’t seem to what to play. ATB, Bill