Father Kills Son in Hunting Accident When Mistakes Him for a Turkey
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Father Kills Son in Hunting Accident When Mistakes Him for a Turkey

  1. #1

    Father Kills Son in Hunting Accident When Mistakes Him for a Turkey

    I am not real sure how you mistake your son for a turkey.:confused22:


    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351877,00.html


    BELLE PLAINE, Minn. The Sibley County Sheriff says that a man who accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old son while they were hunting apparently mistook the boy for a turkey.

    Sheriff Bruce Ponath says that Anthony Klaseus of Belle Plaine and his son Hunter were hunting turkey about three miles west of Belle Plaine around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when Klaseus shot his son in the chest with a 12 gauge shotgun.

    Klaseus dialed 911 on his cell phone. Emergency responders pronounced the boy dead at the scene.

    "He was absolutely panicked. That would be an understatement," Ponath said. "Very distraught."

    Ponath said the shooting was an accident but that his department is continuing to investigate the circumstances
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  2.   
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tampa Bay Area
    Posts
    1,854
    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I am not real sure how you mistake your son for a turkey.:confused22:


    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351877,00.html


    BELLE PLAINE, Minn. The Sibley County Sheriff says that a man who accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old son while they were hunting apparently mistook the boy for a turkey.

    Sheriff Bruce Ponath says that Anthony Klaseus of Belle Plaine and his son Hunter were hunting turkey about three miles west of Belle Plaine around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when Klaseus shot his son in the chest with a 12 gauge shotgun.

    Klaseus dialed 911 on his cell phone. Emergency responders pronounced the boy dead at the scene.

    "He was absolutely panicked. That would be an understatement," Ponath said. "Very distraught."

    Ponath said the shooting was an accident but that his department is continuing to investigate the circumstances
    I was thinking the same thing HK. How in the world does you son get far enough away from you that you think he's a turkey? But in any case sad story.
    "When Government fears the people, it's liberty. When people fear the Government, it's tyranny."
    - Benjamin Franklin

  4. #3
    This is a very sad story. I feel for the father.
    David

    The only person available to protect you 24 hours a day is you.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    Posts
    637
    They didn't mention if alcohol was involved. Most hunting accidents involve a drunk person, from what I've seen. I am a firm believer that guns and booze don't mix.
    I hope the father can forgive himself, and not do anything stupid - if you know what I mean.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they don't have a real enemy, they'll invent one in order to mobilize us.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Honolulu, HI & Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    2,797
    Not a very good situation. When hunting with someone so young, it's important to know exactly where they are at all times. I think there's more to the story than what we see at the surface.



    gf
    "A few well placed shots with a .22LR is a lot better than a bunch of solid misses with a .44 mag!" Glock Armorer, NRA Chief RSO, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloading Rifle, Muzzleloading Shotgun, and Home Firearm Safety Training Counselor

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    82
    This happened to a guy I used to work with. He said he was turkey hunting with his dad and made 2 mistakes. #1, Dad forgot his glasses...should have aborted the trip right then. #2 got separated from Dad. He said he was about a 100 yards from his dad and decided to try out his new turkey call. Apparently it worked pretty well because he said he looked over toward his dad and saw what looked like a swarm of gnats headed for him. Then it felt like someone hit him with a pillow really hard and he was on the ground. Then got hit again. Apparently being so far away saved his life, but he still has pellets around his liver and lungs. The doctors get this very serious look every time he has x-rays done. "Mr. Smith, we have some bad news. We've found some spots around your liver and lungs. We need to do some further testing as this could be early stages of cancer..."

    He got lucky and knows it. He owns some land that he hunts on and flat out refuses to let anyone go with him.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    somewhere in north texas
    Posts
    599

    terrible!!

    when i used to hunt with my dad, the rule was to stay behind him and next to him. if i got a step or 2 in front, it was one way ticket to had slap in the field and butt bustin' when we got back to camp or the house. why? because i didn't mind. then there was the time i shot my daddy's truck with my BB gun after he said not to. ...., bu that's a story for another time......

  9. #8
    How awful for the father! I agree the son should have not been far enough away from dad to be mistaken for anything and dad should have known where his son was before firing at anything--I'm sure he's figured out everything he could have done differently. Sad story.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Quantcast