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    Duck shooting accident

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/two-women-shot-and-injured-duck-hunters-in-central-otago

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    Not enough information in the article but the wording suggests that the shooters noticed what happened after firing, which probably means they had the opportunity to check their firing zone for people in the area and didn't.

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    Possibly the shooters were drifting down the river and the walkers ( unseen by those in the boat due to willows) unintentionally flushed out the ducks - and those in the boat focused on the departing ducks?

    Hey we can all speculate!
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    This is exactly the sort of publicity that licenced firearms owners don't need right now. Please be careful out there!
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    most regions dont allow drift shooting on opening weekend...AND there are always warnings about doing so for just that reason....your firing zone changes quickly....
    a bad day all around.

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    At least the guys went over to the ladys and asked if they were ok and offered assistants.Thats a big plus for them when the law has a talk to them.As MD said drift shooting and fireing zones change together,not good practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bol Tackshin View Post
    This is exactly the sort of publicity that licenced firearms owners don't need right now. Please be careful out there!
    probably the only comment that needed to be said......
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    Wouldn’t be surprised if they weren’t supposed to be drift shooting, not sure on Otago rules but here it’s 4 weeks after opening before drift shooting can occur . The willows along the Clutha are pretty thick in places .
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    Quote Originally Posted by FT4WD View Post
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/two-women-shot-and-injured-duck-hunters-in-central-otago
    So sorry, you titled this thread "accident"?

    For you I offer another:

    Duck shooters negligently discharge shotguns onto a walking track hitting two women out for a walk along the river.
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    Read the article...

    What caught my attention was.....

    "Police said they received minor injuries, one in the lower leg and the other in the shoulder."

    But no mention of any treatment received and what was required......usually reported quite prominently.....adds sensationalism.

    So in the absence of such detail could we perhaps presume only a small welt or sting from a pellet falling through its arc after being shot skyward at a duck....Perhaps...????

    Of course, this doesn't exonerate the hunters checking their zone of fire, and it should have never happened......but perhaps more a media beat-up as they like a little sensationalism especially on opening day when all those criminal type firearm users are out there with their evil black guns....... damn, I have just about convinced myself, already.......why does anyone need a firearm in New Zealand.....ban the lot of them....

    Now, about knives.....have you realised how sharp and cutty they are.....and those sharp pointy bits on the end....tsk,tsk,tsk.....

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    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/police...HVVOJMBOSVMTM/

    Looks like they’ve had the photos of the guys involved from the start. They definitely haven’t done themselves (or the rest of us..) any favours by not coming forward off their own bat.
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    sheeesh...then fellas will be shitting thier collective grundies now...BUT it ISNT a legal requirement to notify police if you have shot someone or been shot.....I KNOW THIS FOR FACT....well it wasnt 20 years ago as mate put pellets into leg of another chap on rabbit drive and I told him he best be letting coppers know...the coppers didnt want to know,nothing to do with them.

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    Youch! Looks like it is now though.

    Bit of a reminder it’s always best to front foot fuck ups rather than hoping it goes away. Doesn’t just apply to shooting/hunting!

    https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/.../DLM73308.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    sheeesh...then fellas will be shitting thier collective grundies now...it WASN’T a legal requirement 20 years ago to notify police if you have shot someone or been shot BUT IT IS NOW.....I KNOW THIS FOR FACT...
    Fixed it for ya!
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    A bit more to further tarnish hunters' image
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/125...-with-families

 

 

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