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"The vice president didn't see him," she continued. "The covey flushed and the vice president picked out a bird and was following it and shot. And by God, Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good."
Besides, if he were following a single bird wouldn't it have been higher than the poor guy in the field before he fired?
Got peppered? What were they shooting with?
Excuse me, I know nothing about these things but if you are using ammo meant to pepper, then wouldn't that be to shoot at a flock? Why then would you pick out a single bird to aim at? Would this even be effective with ammo that "peppers" to aim at a single bird?
Does the guy even know how to hunt quail in the first place? Was he properly equipped and just didn't get it? Besides, if he were following a single bird wouldn't it have been higher than the poor guy in the field before he fired?
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Responsible shooting parties have an understanding that you don't fire on the low birds, because accidents like this happen.
McBride did not comment about why the vice president's office did not tell reporters about the accident until the next day. She referred the question to Armstrong, who could not be reached again Sunday evening.