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   Father-son hunting trip results in what will be a very awkward Christmas

11 Dec 2012 10:54 PM   |   19058 clicks   |   Omaha World Herald
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
While the Rearick accident and others grab headlines when they happen, recreation and wildlife experts say hunting is a safer sport now than ever.

Not if you're a deer.

11 Dec 2012 08:19 PM
Ed Finnerty     
FTFA: The Omaha father who accidentally shot his 18-year-old son while pheasant hunting in Iowa said Monday that he keeps replaying the accident but can't see what he could've done differently.

Weird. I would have gone with, "Not shoot my son."

11 Dec 2012 08:22 PM
trivial use of my dark powers     

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: The Omaha father who accidentally shot his 18-year-old son while pheasant hunting in Iowa said Monday that he keeps replaying the accident but can't see what he could've done differently.

Weird. I would have gone with, "Not shoot my son."


Or, "I would have picked up my teen-ager permit so bagging him would be legal."

11 Dec 2012 08:45 PM
dahmers love zombie    [TotalFark]  
Yeah, he's probably pretty happy they weren't deer hunting. A head full of #8 or so is gonna hurt like hell, but you'll get better. 2 or 3 pellets of 00 and that's all, folks.

11 Dec 2012 08:47 PM
dahmers love zombie    [TotalFark]  

trivial use of my dark powers: Or, "I would have picked up my teen-ager permit so bagging him would be legal."


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11 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
jimmyego    [TotalFark]  
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Was I not supposed to do that?

11 Dec 2012 09:10 PM
costermonger    [TotalFark]  
Wonder if there was a confused-as-hell pointer on the scene.

11 Dec 2012 09:19 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
*screeeeech*

Hellogoodbye!

*eeeeeeeeee*

/obscure?

11 Dec 2012 09:39 PM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  

dahmers love zombie: Yeah, he's probably pretty happy they weren't deer hunting. A head full of #8 or so is gonna hurt like hell, but you'll get better. 2 or 3 pellets of 00 and that's all, folks.



Typically you use #6-4 for pheasant. No matter, high-brass #6 will not feel great.

The dude needed to make sure he was stable before taking that gun off safety. I don't know but things like that usually happen when you have the gun off safe before you bring it up to your shoulder...which you shouldn't do when bird hunting (or any other time if you can help it).

11 Dec 2012 10:32 PM
wildcardjack     
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I'll leave this here.

11 Dec 2012 10:56 PM
Boojum2k     

jimmyego: Was I not supposed to do that?


Only applies if the son then apologized for getting in the way of dads gun.

11 Dec 2012 10:56 PM
MrEricSir     
Too bad he didn't have a gun to defend himself.

11 Dec 2012 10:59 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
Pheasants cause problems. I once stopped my bicycle because of a pheasant and the cyclist behind me didn't see me stopped and smashed into me. Then I lay on the side of the road while a very large dog restrained with a leather harness and a thick chain barked from a nearby yard, foam flying from his lips at every bark. Stupid pheasant.

11 Dec 2012 10:59 PM
skinink     

"The Omaha father who accidentally shot his 18-year-old son while pheasant hunting in Iowa said Monday that he keeps replaying the accident but can't see what he could've done differently."


So rechecking your footing isn't something you could do differently? Jeebus, this kid won't make it to his 19th birthday if he keeps hunting with his dad.


11 Dec 2012 11:01 PM
willyfreddy     
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11 Dec 2012 11:03 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
To be fair, his son does look like a pheasant.

11 Dec 2012 11:03 PM
DownDaRiver     
Did Dad try to shoot his son with his penis?

11 Dec 2012 11:03 PM
twistofsin     
I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.

11 Dec 2012 11:06 PM
karmachameleon     

twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.


Done in...well, not in one - but this is where it's done. Well, er, done sir.

11 Dec 2012 11:08 PM
Day_Old_Dutchie     
W-e-e-ll

We're goin' huntin'
and we're gonna kill sumpin'
and we don't care what it is
Maybe a raccoon
Maybe a gopher
Maybe the neighbor's kinds!

11 Dec 2012 11:09 PM
Ninja Wicked     
shiat like this makes me wonder how humanity survived when we had to kill cave bears with spears.

11 Dec 2012 11:10 PM
deadsanta     

twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.


Yesterday I walked on a hardwood floor that was laid down 70 years ago, but was refinished recently. Do I make your cutoff?

11 Dec 2012 11:10 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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Son, some want to see you as half full of bird shot. I see you as half full of ice cream.

11 Dec 2012 11:11 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     
Meh, it was just bird-shot. The likelihood of the son getting killed by it is very close to nil. I'm sure it was painful, but it's not like he took a career ending injury from a arrow to the knee.

11 Dec 2012 11:11 PM
Mrbogey     
Eh, loose footing is something thought about more in hindsight. While it's always nice to think of every little thing, I think a lot of people would not think about footing unless they had it drilled into their heads.

It's kind of like how few people check their headlamps, fluid levels, and tire pressure before motoring and yet it's supposed to be done as part of basic safety.

11 Dec 2012 11:12 PM
the_chief     
I accidentally shot Jesus. Then I jizzed in his pants.

11 Dec 2012 11:12 PM
Insatiable Jesus     
When I was a kid, my uncles and cousins took me pheasant hunting for the first time in Nebraska. They gave me one of those hats with the flaps on ears and back of neck, informed me that I was the "dog" and not to take my hat off unless I liked picking shot out of my scalp. Later my cousins taught me "war": put on heavy overalls and face protection and fight with .410s. Good times in the Sandhills.

11 Dec 2012 11:14 PM
Aces and Eights     
Reminds me of an old kind of naughty joke that goes something like this:

A family is dining on a pheasant that the dad shot. Later the young son cries out from the bathroom, "Mamma! Daddy! Help, help! I'm peeing B.B.s!!"

Dad says "Don't worry son, you just swallowed some buckshot. It'll pass."

Later the boy calls out from his bedroom, "Help! Help!". His parents tell him to calm down, not to worry; he just swallowed some buckshot.

The boy says, "No you don't understand! This time I was jerking off and I SHOT the DOG!"

/poor ol' bird dog.
//I'm sure he was fine. Probably not traveling at a high velocity.

11 Dec 2012 11:15 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.


Shouldn't a dude who shoots another person while hunting pheasant be criticized? Or is shooting relatives just accepted amongst hunters? Cause it seems like a horrific accident that should definitely be examined critically to prevent in the future. Then again, I am standing on a hard tile floor right now, so I'm probably talking out my ass.

11 Dec 2012 11:15 PM
Lattices aren't Distributive     

Aces and Eights: Reminds me of an old kind of naughty joke that goes something like this:

A family is dining on a pheasant that the dad shot. Later the young son cries out from the bathroom, "Mamma! Daddy! Help, help! I'm peeing B.B.s!!"

Dad says "Don't worry son, you just swallowed some buckshot. It'll pass."

Later the boy calls out from his bedroom, "Help! Help!". His parents tell him to calm down, not to worry; he just swallowed some buckshot.

The boy says, "No you don't understand! This time I was jerking off and I SHOT the DOG!"

/poor ol' bird dog.
//I'm sure he was fine. Probably not traveling at a high velocity.


That kid's got a pretty weird anatomy.

11 Dec 2012 11:18 PM
Doc Daneeka     
Funny how an article about yet another firearm-related injury in this country (I think this makes #7,355,456,232) quickly veers off into a seeming editorial about how hunting is actually really safe and awesome.

Methinks the gun nuts doth protest too much.

11 Dec 2012 11:20 PM
mikebellman     
I don't usually pick apart writing but this reporter is over-reaching or somehting:

It wasn't supposed to go like this. Both men took hunter safety classes together about six years ago - and dad had taken them before, as a younger man. - Oh really honey? in the past... he was... younger?

dropping the Skutt High School senior as if he had been hit by a baseball bat - good thing you attended last year's 'Who wants to get hit by a baseball bat' regional in Sioux City.

11 Dec 2012 11:22 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

Doc Daneeka: Funny how an article about yet another firearm-related injury in this country (I think this makes #7,355,456,232) quickly veers off into a seeming editorial about how hunting is actually really safe and awesome.

Methinks the gun nuts doth protest too much.


Yeah, god damn reporters, with their "facts" and "statistics".

11 Dec 2012 11:23 PM
Sobekneferu     
I was sure there'd be a Moral Orel reference ahead of me. What's wrong with you guys?

11 Dec 2012 11:24 PM
jaytkay     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Shouldn't a dude who shoots another person while hunting pheasant be criticized?


Or arrested?

/ Oh, never mind, he's a white suburban middle-aged male. They never break the law.

11 Dec 2012 11:24 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.


Yes, everyone who grew up in the country realises getting shot in the face is a normal thing.

11 Dec 2012 11:26 PM
Nebulious     
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11 Dec 2012 11:29 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

FunkOut: twistofsin: I'll bet most of the people who criticize the father in this thread have never even hunted in their life, let alone walked on a surface that wasn't paved or floored in the past 10 years.

Yes, everyone who grew up in the country realises getting shot in the face is a normal thing.


It would actually kind of explain county folk...

11 Dec 2012 11:29 PM
stuhayes2010     
If only guns had safety buttons that would render them safe when loaded, yet allow you to quickly shoot if needed.

11 Dec 2012 11:29 PM
StopLurkListen     
The Omaha father who accidentally shot his 18-year-old son while pheasant hunting in Iowa said Monday that he keeps replaying the accident but can't see what he could've done differently.

I've done far less irresponsible, stupid, harmful things in my life and I have ***NO***problem imagining ways they could have come out differently. A

But I guess I'm not a complete ass.

11 Dec 2012 11:31 PM
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11 Dec 2012 11:32 PM
Insatiable Jesus     
stuhayes2010: If only guns had safety buttons that would render them safe when loaded, yet allow you to quickly shoot if needed.


I don't care what this guy has to say about his footing. He ended up shooting somebody, there is no way to mitigate that. He still pulled the trigger, which AFAIK is not connected to the foot.

I had to take a Hunter Safety Course in Nebraska and I learned that there is NEVER an excuse for an AD.

11 Dec 2012 11:33 PM
thisisyourbrainonFark    [TotalFark]  

jimmyego: [i.imgur.com image 250x375]

Was I not supposed to do that?


Came to post something similar. Now all I can do is a GIS for sexy hunting.

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11 Dec 2012 11:35 PM
EdNortonsTwin     
Ive been hit with bird shot a couple times. Once was in the face when it was deflected off a rock pile at close range. I just cussed up a storm and carried on hunting a few minutes later.

CSB

11 Dec 2012 11:35 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
You'll shoot your eye out, kid

11 Dec 2012 11:36 PM
mikefinch     

Mrbogey: Eh, loose footing is something thought about more in hindsight. While it's always nice to think of every little thing, I think a lot of people would not think about footing unless they had it drilled into their heads.

It's kind of like how few people check their headlamps, fluid levels, and tire pressure before motoring and yet it's supposed to be done as part of basic safety.


I sort of agree and sort of disagree -- while you shouldn't have to be a boy scout about everything firearms are different. I was always taught to have extreme barrel control... If you take the safety off you better be on firm footing. I dont want to be hunting with some jackass who flips the safety off and snaps shots off at something he saw for a brief moment. Take a damn second to set your self up and shoot like a responsible individual rather than some gun toting redneck asskicker of the woods. Nobody likes that guy.

\Control of the barrel and safe shooting technique are kinda important to me in my hunting companions.

11 Dec 2012 11:36 PM
Yakivegas     
Apparently, keeping his finger off the trigger until he had a stable shooting position and was ready to take the shot weren't options for dear old dad.

11 Dec 2012 11:37 PM
xiola     

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Came for this. Leaving satisfied. If you've never seen it, watch the 3rd season of Moral Orel. Some of the best, most meaningful TV I've ever seen. serious.

11 Dec 2012 11:38 PM
lokis_mentor    [TotalFark]  
I think the kid gets that loaded/lifted truck he wants now.

11 Dec 2012 11:38 PM
skinink     
Maybe he mistook his son for a peasant.

11 Dec 2012 11:40 PM
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