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Offline Lee Borgersen

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Hunter shoots Two Partners
« on: April 19, 2017, 09:05:28 PM »
 Hunter :fudd: Two Partners Who were Hiding Behind Turkey Fan.

 :reporter; Last week in Kansas.

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According to this report from The Joplin Globe, three buddies were hunting new land. Two of the shotgun hunters began searching for turkeys on one side of the leased private property, and the other man started hunting elsewhere on the land. Somehow they ended up moving into each other’s space. It appears likely that they were calling to each other, both parties thinking that the other was a real gobbler. While two of the hunters hid behind a turkey fan on the edge of the woods, the third man shot at the fan, hitting his hunting partners.

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According to the news story: “Sheriff Dan Peak said the sheriff’s office learned of the matter when the shooter drove the two injured hunters to the hospital in Girard with potentially life-threatening shotgun wounds to their faces and upper bodies. They later were flown by medical helicopter to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.”

This story serves as a grim reminder of the dangers of reaping/fanning a turkey, even on private land. Be careful out there!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 09:36:12 PM by Lee Borgersen »
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Re: Hunter shoots Two Partners
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 09:20:49 PM »

Good God. I suppose they both had "visible beards" before he shot them!  confused-3316.gif   :bonk:  :bonk:
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Re: Hunter shoots Two Partners
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 09:31:03 PM »
I just don't get how this happens someplace every year. Even with the most realistic decoys, the shot shouldn't be made until you are 100% sure. And even the best decoys don't have the real movement of an actual bird.  confused-3316.gif
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Re: Hunter shoots Two Partners
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
Unreal! I suspect the weekend warrior episode,how else could something this stupid happen?

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Re: Hunter shoots Two Partners
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 11:30:50 AM »
And you would have to believe that the shooter knew his two partners had a reaping fan with them.