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Safety reminder
« on: December 31, 2016, 08:08:07 AM »
Must not have been paying attention during their hunters safety course. 

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Re: Safety reminder
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 08:15:13 AM »
Lucky boys. Thanks for the reminder!
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Re: Safety reminder
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 08:25:22 AM »
It's tragic to see these types of incidents because they don't need to happen. Overall,  the number of firearms related hunting incidents in the state is very low.

I hope the boy makes a full recovery.
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Re: Safety reminder
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 08:58:06 AM »
Something very similar happened to me a few years ago. Hiking into a duck hunting spot with my dad, with him walking in front of me. Somehow as we were walking brush managed to flip off my safety, and then pull my trigger. I was carrying the gun with the butt up against my thigh, pointed away from my father. If I had just been carrying it straight, I would have shot him through the low back at 5 yards and watched him die in front of me. As it was I missed him harmlessly by a few tens of degrees. All the same, I literally collapsed shaking in fear and adrenaline.


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Re: Safety reminder
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 09:55:25 AM »
I am surprised it dosen't happen more. When I hunt the Samish unit. The parking lot there is well inside a safety zone.
But I see guys coming into the lot fully loaded.
They stand next to their truck pointing the gun to the back and cycle rounds through to unload . All the time folks are walking by or other rigs are parked in the line of fire.

Super stupid.

There are guys who load in the parking lot to walk out to a pond.
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Re: Safety reminder
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 11:44:32 AM »
We had a negligent discharge this year, my son was handing me his 20 gauge so that I could uncock it after a flight that didn't come in and as soon as I grabbed it, the thing went off.  I looked down and my hand was around the gun right in front of the trigger and his hand was on the stock so I have no idea what happened.  Fortunately, it was pointed up and out of the blind and served only as a reminder that things happen and muzzle control is the number one rule.

Always keep it pointed in a safe direction.


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