Hunter Shot by Hunter. Is It Negligence?

Yesterday we posted on a tragic incident that occurred Sunday in Bradford Vermont when a hunter shot another hunter, mistaking him for a turkey. In researching the article we came across many incidents of hunters shooting hunters. With all of the attention given to hunter safety in today's society it is a wonder to us that tragedies like this occur as frequently as they do.

On Thursday October 22nd near Watertown Vermont, hunter Bernard Sharlow was shot in the abdomen by another hunter Ricky Brunelle. Sharlow remains in critical condition and Brunelle was charged with second degree assault.

In Pennsylvania a 28 year old hunter, Seth Spangler was shot by another hunter in his hunting group. He was listed in fair condition. See the Lebanon Daily News article for the full story.

On Tuesday October 20th, a teenage hunter was shot to death by another hunter in northern Iowa. Police report that another member of the victim's hunting party was doing "random target practice" when he accidently shot and killed his companion. See Radio Iowa article for the story.

Most or all of these tragedies could have been avoided by proper care and careful hunting practices. The failure to take proper precautions when hunting is negligent and negligence under these circumstances costs lives.

Victims of hunting negligence and their families are entitled to compensation for their losses. To find out more use the contact form on this page or call our toll free number above.


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