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Old 11-07-2011, 08:10 PM
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Default Goodbye to an avid fishing friend....

My former co-worker Howard loved to fish. He bought one of the larger Jonboats last year to go out at night and catch Catfish on the Sussie in PA. He loved fishing, hunting, playing sports with his family and friends, and was just one of those guys you admired and really liked.

Howard went Turkey hunting with his son Friday and didn't come home.
I just wanna' say, hunting season is upon us, please be careful out there.....
I hope his family can recover, I know his son will be troubled for years to come.
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A 57-year-old Upper Paxton Township man was shot and killed by his 21-year-old son while the pair were turkey hunting Friday in a wooded area off Riverview Drive, the Dauphin County coroner said this morning.

Howard Lynde III was shot in the chest by a small-caliber bullet about 5:40 p.m. His son, whose name was not released, administered CPR and called 911 but Lynde died quickly, Coroner Graham Hetrick said.

The son told an investigator he was shooting at what he thought was a turkey, Hetrick said. The bullet traveled more than 100 yards.

Hetrick ruled the death a homicide but he stressed that based on the son's testimony and forensic evidence, he did not believe the killing was intentional. The son has not been charged, he said. Any potential charges would come through the state Game Commission in collaboration with the district attorney's office, Hetrick said.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:32 PM
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Wow! So sad. I have no words. That's why I don't hunt. I've pulled some fish hooks from friend's appendages, but there ain't no shot of booze and a quick jerk that can undue a bullet.
My condolences; I'm sure the son will never forgive himself.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:56 PM
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Sorry about your loss. Question. Who in hell shoots turkeys with a small caliber rifle? Let alone at 100+yds away? You call turkeys in, that's what the call is for and shoot em in the head with fine shot so as not to ruin the meat.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:36 AM
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Sorry about your loss. Question. Who in hell shoots turkeys with a small caliber rifle? Let alone at 100+yds away? You call turkeys in, that's what the call is for and shoot em in the head with fine shot so as not to ruin the meat.

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Turkey hunting there must be completely different than in NC. Turkeys here are all shot inside 40 yds.

I am truly sorry for your loss. I hate to hear about these avoidable tragedies. Best I can tell by the story is there were at least 2 major mistakes made by the 21yo. That kid should have been taught to never ever fire at anything without positively identifying it. And secondly he should always know the location of his hunting partner. Even if he did positively identify a turkey he shouldn't have shot because he would know his dad's location was inline with the turkey. The dad payed the ultimate price for his son's stupidity or ignorance.

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh but maybe dads and future dads/uncles/ whoever, will read this and take the time to drill safety into their sons instead of just how to aim.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:41 AM
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Turkey hunting there must be completely different than in NC. Turkeys here are all shot inside 40 yds.
Yeah, I read 'turkey hunting' and was trying to think of the situation that would put two hunters 100yards apart. Either way its an extremely sad story, my condolences go out to his family. I couldn't imagine being in his son's shoes.
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That is very sad. I feel for the son and hope he is able to get past it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:24 AM
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Perhaps small caliber is .410 with #4 shot, who knows....
By the time the Game Commission completes their investigation, the "facts" may change drastically.
Howard's son John graduated Marine Corps basic training on 21 Aug.
I believe this was the son, right age according to the article.
I can't say anything except repeat what is said by the media.
We all have speculations and ideas, but no facts...

Baypro, I agree, plenty more than just point and shoot...
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Sad story. I have done my share of turkey hunting and never shot anything over 40 yards and always used a shotgun, so the incident sounds strange to me also... Very sorry for the loss of your friend.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:32 AM
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i live in dauphin county, pa and hunt turkey deer etc. we hunt the same way, call em in and use shotguns. that does sound strange that it was a small calliber shot. on the news they told the story a little different. i guess more facts will come out later, either way i couldnt imagine being in the sons shoes
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