Hunter Targets Deer, Hits Kids

A hunter aiming for a deer in Michigan hit a home daycare center instead, grazing two young boys.

"We heard a loud shot, like an aeresol can was exploding or a lightbulb exploded," said Angela Jarvis, who owns the daycare in Cheboygan County.

They they found two boys, Connor and David, suffering from wounds to the chest and leg.

Police say the hunter was 400 yards away from the house, which is legal. But police say the hunter is also responsible for knowing what is around him or her.

Police say the hunter does live in the area and knew there was a house there. Once the investigation is complete, it's up to the prosecutor to determine if there will be any charges against her.

David and Connor were treated and released at the hospital.


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  • by Country Girl Location: Wilson on Dec 2, 2008 at 07:25 AM
    You people kill me with all your dog running crap. We have people walking into stores in broad daylight gunning people down like it is nothing and you are worried about a dog running across your land, well they are not going to set up camp. What are they your deer? You have names for them? You need to worry about going to a store anf being gunned down not who's dog may cross the road. As for the hunter in the story I hope he has learned a vaulable lesson and thank God no one was seriously hurt.
  • by down with dog running Location: williamston on Dec 2, 2008 at 05:18 AM
    It was posted if you have never hunted with dogs then you can't say anything. Well I have hunted with dogs and I liked it. I was probably running dogs when most of you weren’t even thoughts in mommy and daddies heads. That was many years ago when people had respect. Yes you never use to see posted signs but you will know. Over the years in hunting just as society the youth that are growing up have no respect. They learn that from the parents. There are very few dog hunters that have any respect any more. This will all change someone brought up that dog hunting kills more deer, I guess we will see. NC wildlife has thrown a curve ball this year when a kill is registered they ask how the animal was taken by dogs or other. They will be using this information to determine if dog running is actually a help in reducing NC deer’s population. Also in dog running it is hard to have correct Quality Deer Management and NC needs this bad.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2008 at 12:05 PM
    You marine officers, along with your fellow spit and polish disciples, do not impress me with your arrogance and self-righteousness.
  • by Ex Marine Officer Location: Washington,NC on Nov 29, 2008 at 06:37 AM
    To Anonymous at Nov,28 2008 at 11:27PM Oil Corporations hire killers? I own Exxon - Mobil Stock. I cannot find in any financial statment they hire killers it is against Corporate policy. They do hire Oil Drillers,and I think they sell gas. Sounds like you also need a American History Lesson Marine Officers do not go to Boot Camp. Lets stick with the facts and stop the spin.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2008 at 08:27 PM
    Well, Maj Lynch, sounds like you need a lesson in history as well as a English 101. But, they don't teach you that in boot camp to become a hired killer for the oil corporations, do they? Rob has an excellent idea.
  • by Local 584 Location: Lynbrook N.Y. on Nov 27, 2008 at 10:37 AM
    Mark, If you don't like out of towners owning the land & posting it! You might thing about buying some land youself. And yes we do pay taxes on the land.
  • by Maj. Lynch Location: US Marines on Nov 27, 2008 at 09:56 AM
    Rob - if you are so against guns why do you know so much about the NRA? What you wrote is not true the NRA is against any Govt. secret army. What Month and Page Number did you read this NRA Magazine at tell me please. A regulated what? We already have the National Guard. You do not need a regulated anything you have the US Marines,and we kill thats what we get paid for. Jasper is right criminals do not about your regulations.
  • by Tim Location: Havelock on Nov 27, 2008 at 04:07 AM
    And then there was the time that a city slicker came out to Chatham County, complete with bonfire and empty bottles, and turned in a mule to the wildlife station. True story. During deer season, you lock up your dogs, kids, cows, etc.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Nov 26, 2008 at 07:32 PM
    Jasper, as I stated in an earlier discussion on this very subject, I would not allow myself to get into that situation. Simple solution- Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Regulate the guns to ONLY "...a well regulated militia" as stated in the Holy Script of the NRA fanatics.
  • by S Location: Washington,NC on Nov 26, 2008 at 05:20 PM
    As a female hunter,I agree with Tyrrell County Hunter that we should all stick together in order to protect our hunting rights...however,I must say that anyone who owns property that they want to protect detests having dogs running all over it...and I believe that most people would feel the same way if it were their property....Dog hunting is fine,as long as the dogs stay on valid hunting property with the express permission of the owner;otherwise it is the same thing as trespassing....Sorry about these victims,and I'm sure this hunter has learned a valuable safety lesson.
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