FAMILY DOG SHOT AND KILLED BY MEMBER OF NEARBY RIFLE RANGE

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  1. TBO

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    Guy couldn't spot the difference? Nothing else walks or runs around like a coyote! Accidents happen. Tradgedy and sad people. Not good.
     
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    sciolist On the Border

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    Disgraceful.
     
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  4. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Idiot can't tell a rifle range from private property?
    This is how we lose places to shoot.
     
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    My range has a rule you can't shoot any animals or birds - even wild hogs - or deer even if you have a deer permit.

    Is it "normal" for shooting ranges to allow animals to be shot just because they are within range?
     
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  6. Kalmah

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    Pretty much every year there are stories about hunters mistaking a person for a deer. So something like this really isn't too surprising. At least dogs and coyotes look similar.

    There are a lot of gun owners with their heads up their posteriors who give everyone a bad name.
     
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    My range doesn't allow any kind of hunting but if animal wanders onto the property it may get shot, unintentionally.
    I believe that the owner & the shooter share the guilt on this one.
    The shooter shouldn't be hunting on range property & the dog owner should have kept the dog on a leash or on their property. Because there are laws in place that tell the dog owners that they can't let their pets roam.
    It's a shame that the dog died but people need to step up & put the blame where it belongs.

    § 2-103Unlawful to Allow Dogs to Run at Large.
    [Ord. 44, 6/11/1998]
    It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or dogs to allow or permit such dog or dogs to run at large in the Township.
     
  8. Z71bill

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    You may want to rethink this --

    Tucker was still on Kreiser’s property when he was killed. She still can’t walk to the wooded area where he was found.


    Tucker is the dog

    Kreiser is the dog's owner / land owner next to the range.

    This is not a dog at large - it is on his owner's property -
     
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    Sorry I didn't read that. Then it is the Shooting Ranges fault for not keeping all projectiles from leaving the range. The shooter should not be able to shoot from one property to the other. Many ranges across the nation have been shut down for just this type of thing. Our outdoor range is doing as much as it can to keep projectiles from leaving the range. We have had to move shooting bays, install bullet stop material on berms & many other things at our own expense to keep the range open.
     
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  11. Just_plinking

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    "Know your target and what is beyond."

    He failed that one. Idiotic.
     
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    Stupid people are always the bane of freedom.
     
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    He knew his target. The dog wasn't shot on accident.

    This wasn't an unlucky unsafe act. It was stupidity on the part of the shooter.
     
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    Seems to me there were a few things that went wrong here, besides the shooter's poor judgment.

    To name a couple:

    - shooting animals from club property;
    - shooting in any other direction then downrange toward proper targets / backstop; or
    - having private property in direct line of sight from firing line & no proper backstop.
     
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    A few years before I joined my gun range - they were located in a different location -

    Home Depot built a new building and had only been open a short while when rounds came through the wall -

    Took them about 10 minutes to add 1+1

    Home Depot sued the range - the law suit had not even gotten started when a few more rounds came through the wall and into Home Depot - barely missing a customer.

    The range was shut down that day (range president made the call) and it was never used again -

    They moved to a new location --

    I think every communication & meeting from the range reminds everyone to make sure your bullets are hitting the berm.

    It almost bankrupted the club.
     
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    Major range violation to shoot animals on or near the ranges here. We have had ground squirrels sit on top of the 50 ft berm watching the impacts. The ONLY thing you shoot at a range are designated targets.
     
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    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    My old rifle range someone once shot the landowners prize bull. Needless to say the range lost their rights to the property once that happened.
     
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    Read the Post. The dog was on their property.
     
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    Our rules prohibit shooting at all if there are any animals visible on the range. We have to go cold and either shoo the animals off (rabbit, deer, turkeys) or pick them up and cart them off (snapping turtles, snakes) before we can go hot and resume shooting.
     
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  20. TBO

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    Not picking at you, but I see "know your target" applies.

    Properly identifying your target (valid game/pest species) is part of it.

    Shooting at something that "looks like a coyote" is no different than shooting at something that "looks like a deer" and isn't.

    It's not just about putting a bullet in the bullseye.

    Respectfully

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