(Insert a ‘didn’t see this coming’ joke here.)
Go out hunting… they said.
It’ll be fun… they said.
Actually, no. This guy was no rookie. He doesn’t even have THAT as an excuse to fall back on.
He hit the goose… then the goose hit him.
It ended badly for both of them.
Usually, if a hunter winds up being flown to the hospital, the story will involve a bear, or some other big game. Not a goose. But that’s exactly what happened.
An experienced hunter is recovering after a goose that was shot and killed fell from the sky and hit the man in Easton, Maryland.
…“These birds weigh anywhere from 10 to probably 14 pounds. They can have a wingspan of up to six feet,” says Candy Thomson, Maryland Natural Resources Police. “So, if they’re 35 yards up in the air, and they’re falling 60 feet and they hit you in the head, it’s going to definitely cause severe damage.”
…A group of hunters had leased private land and took their shots at a flock of geese before sunset. Robert Meilhammer, 51, was severely injured on his head and face.
The moral of the story: even if you’re an ‘experienced’ hunter, you have to stay aware of your surroundings.
If a person looked to Scripture and paid particular attention to the passages within the Bible that address the topic of hunting, then they’d walk away thinking not only is hunting animals tolerated but it is endorsed by God. And that’s exactly what this little book is about: proving that God, from Genesis to Revelation, is extremely cool with hunters and hunting. I’ll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the responsible killing and the grilling of the animals He created. ~Doug Giles