Bowhunter Charged With Killing Fellow Hunter


LA PINE, OR — A Tillamook man faces charges after a fatal hunting accident near Paulina Lake.


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office says 52-year-old Michael Pekarek was bow hunting with 45-year-old Jeffrey Cummings, of Wood Village, Monday morning. Pekarek spotted a deer and was ready to fire when the animal moved. Investigators believe he turned to tell Cummings the deer was moving toward him when he released the arrow, shooting Cummings in the stomach.


Pekarek called 911 and performed CPR, but the victim was pronounced dead by first responders. Pekarek is charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide.

8 thoughts on “Bowhunter Charged With Killing Fellow Hunter

  1. I hope it hurt really really bad before the killer died from the wound he delivered to so many of his victims. I hope he felt every agonizing moment before he died.

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