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16-Year-Old Dies in Hunting Accident After Friend Mistakes Him for Deer

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16-Year-Old Dies in Hunting Accident After Friend Mistakes Him for Deer

17-year-old male was hunting and mistook his 16-year-old friend, who was hunting with him, as a deer. The 16-year-old died at the scene.

CHARLOTTE Co., Va. – A 16-year-old male was accidentally shot and killed in a hunting accident Friday evening, according to the Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).

The Game Commission says this happened on private property on Mt. Carmel Rd. in Charlotte County around 5:20 p.m.

They say a 17-year-old male was hunting and mistook his 16-year-old friend, who was hunting with him, as a deer. The 16-year-old died at the scene.

They say The victim was standing in a “agricultural field” and was shot from about 150 to 200 yards away.

The hunters were both wearing blaze orange gear, took hunter education and had the appropriate hunting license, according to VDGIF.

Their names will not be released due to age. Continue Reading

Truly terrible.

It seems as though they did everything they were supposed to.

Sometimes accidents do happen…

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