Story: Hunting

Mountain Safety Council postcard

The most likely way a hunter will lose his life is by being mistakenly shot by a companion. Safety campaigns (‘Always identify your target’) have been running for decades, yet these accidents continue to occur. In 2006 the Mountain Safety Council produced some postcards that illustrate how easy it is to mistake a person for a deer, especially in poor light in the bush.

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Carl Walrond, 'Hunting - Rifles, bowhunting, safety and literature', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/15644/mountain-safety-council-postcard (accessed 17 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008