17-year-old accidentally kills friend he mistook for deer during hunting trip

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. (WSET) – A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by a friend in a hunting accident late Friday afternoon, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).

The game commission says the incident happened on private property on Mt. Carmel Road in Charlotte County around 5:20 p.m.

VDGIF says a 17-year-old boy was hunting and mistook his 16-year-old friend, who was hunting with him, for a deer. The 16-year-old died at the scene.

The Va. Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries says the teen was mistaken for a deer. http://spr.ly/60128J0RQ 

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16-year-old dead after hunting accident in Charlotte Co.

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

The victim, according to VDGIF, was standing in an “agricultural field” and was shot from about 150 to 200 yards away.

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

Because the teens are minors, their names will not be released. The 17-year-old is from Cullen, Virginia, while the 16-year-old was from Phenix, Virginia.

The victim’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Richmond. The incident remains under investigation by VDGIF.


12 thoughts on “17-year-old accidentally kills friend he mistook for deer during hunting trip

  1. To be replaced by 360,000 world births per day! Deaths are about 155,000 per day. Or 4 births to 1 to 2 deaths every second. So when we’re told a couple has to ‘replace themselves’, I don’t know….

    • When they say a couple has to ‘replace themselves’ they mean couples who work and contribute to the taxes to pay for those who do not work. At least that is what I have gathered from the financial debates regarding negative population increase. Everybody always says, but who would get in the work force and pay for everything!

      • That old economic model is not sustainable or realistic, or even truthful I don’t think. How about the drain on resources extra people create? However did people manage when the population was much smaller, life expectancy pretty much the same, and most people had a decent standard of living? The ‘middle class’ we here tell about.

      • “That old economic model is not sustainable or realistic” I agree 100%. However, this does not sink in for the majority of people who only see their own short term gains. Japan for example has one the the highest population densities in the world. As the result there is a constant shortage of living space. However, during the decade of 1990 when the population growth in Japan started showing negative trend Japanese politicians and industries started a campaign and introduced a series of incentives to get people have more children. Their reason was who would take care of the aging Japanese and who would fill the jobs! China changed the one child policy and as of 2014 couples who have PhD college degrees and well paying jobs can have three children. That brings us to our own wonderful country where Democrats pay women on welfare to have as many kids they want with no questions asked! What’s in it for them, these the voters of today and tomorrow.

      • It’s mind boggling. My feeling is that if I have paid taxes to support schools and other people’s kids, the least I can expect is to have some reciprocity when I’m old! Older people today, because of better health care, are quite vital. We’ve paid taxes, put our share into SS and retirement plans, and the government has mismanaged these savings accounts, not welfare. We’re such a youth oriented culture it’s dismaying.

      • I hope that things will change. I think we’re already seeing what overpopulation can do. Not enough jobs to go around, and we’re in a fix already. It’s difficult for the young, with expensive educations and no job guarantee. The big lie.

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