Such a tragic loss at the hands of a man breaking hunting laws, he deserves life in prison . . . Husband of hunting accident victim: ‘Her life was cut way too short’
Jamie Billquist was watching TV at his home on Armenian Road in Sherman Wednesday night when he heard his dogs barking.
His wife, Rosemary, had just taken their Labs, Sugar and Stella, out for a walk in the field behind their house after getting home from work.
He went outside to see why the dogs were barking and saw an ambulance pull into his driveway.
“Jamie, we’ve got a gunshot wound,” an EMT who happened to be a friend of Billquist’s said to him as he rushed into the field.
The victim was Rosemary. He rode with her in the ambulance to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., where she was pronounced dead.
A neighbor, Thomas B. Jadlowski, 34, of Cornish Street, thought he saw a deer in the field and fired his pistol, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Then he heard a scream, sheriff’s officials said.
Jadlowski told investigators he found Rosemary Billquist about 200 yards away. He called 911 and applied pressure to her wound.
Jamie Billquist said his 43-year-old wife had been shot in the hip roughly 100 yards from their house.
“They tried saving her,” her husband said Friday morning. “It was just too bad. … It’s horrific. It will be with me the rest of my life.”
Sheriff’s officials said Jadlowski has been cooperating with investigators but so far no charges have been filed. The investigation showed that Jadlowski reported the shooting at 5:24 p.m., which was 40 minutes after sunset. It is a violation of state hunting laws to hunt deer after sunset, sheriff’s officials said.
BTW this is the same county as the story above. I don’t know if I’m more worried about the poor eye sight in Chautauqua County or the idiots that live there that are breaking hunting laws. OMG how dumb AF do you have to be to mistake a truck for a deer? . . . Hunter charged with shooting truck he mistook for deer
A hunter in western New York shot a pick-up truck when he mistook it for a buck — just days after a man in the same region killed a woman he mistook for a deer, authorities said.
Marvin C. Miller, 26, was hunting deer on state land late Friday when he fired his 7mm high-powered scoped rifle at a brown pick-up truck, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.
The bullet hit the truck’s front fender and shot through its engine compartment.
The truck was disabled — but neither its driver, Robert Merritt, nor the other passenger was harmed.
Miller, who is from Middlefield, Ohio, was charged with discharging a firearm across a public roadway and reckless endangerment in the second degree.
He was arraigned in Sherman Town Court and released after posting bail. Additional charges may be filed, the sheriff’s office said.
The incident happened just miles from where a hunter allegedly shot and killed Rosemary Billquist, 43, who was out walking her dogs Wednesday, after also mistaking her for the woodland creature.
No charges were filed against the hunter, Thomas Jadlowski, but the Chautauqua County DA is investigating.
New laws in Wisconsin allows children of any age to participate in hunting. I like it. As long as the government is forcing kindergartners to learn gender neutrality by way of a “gender unicorn” they should also learn to hunt, skin and eat their food . . . Kindergartener bags buck under Wisconsin’s new hunting rules
Wisconsin kindergartener is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state’s minimum hunting age.
Lexie Harris, 6, is no stranger to the woods. Her dad, Tyler Harris, has taken her along on his hunts since she was 3. But, it wasn’t until Gov. Scott Walker signed the new law on Nov. 12 that Lexie could legally shoot a deer.
Until then, a state resident had to be 12 years old to purchase a hunting license or hunt with a gun. Children as young as 10 could participate in the mentored hunt program. The new law lets anyone of any age participate in a mentored hunt and the mentor and student are each allowed carry their own weapon.
Harris bought his daughter a youth rifle, which is easier for her to handle and less powerful and has taken her to the shooting range to practice. He also attached a smartphone to the gun scope to make it easier to train the firearm on her target.
Personally, I would love to hunt a grizzly as I hear they make a fine meal. It’s also a known fact that grizzlies believe human flesh to be a delicacy and prefer to eat it raw whenever possible . . . NRA, Hunting Group Say Grizzly Bear Hunts Needed for Safety
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The National Rifle Association and a sport hunting group want to ensure their members can hunt grizzly bears in the three-state region around Yellowstone National Park after the animals lost U.S. protections.
Conservation groups have sued to restore protections, and now the NRA and Safari Club International have asked U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen to let them intervene in the case.
Several of the groups’ members said in affidavits submitted by their attorneys that hunting would help the region’s economy, allow states to better manage the animals and improve public safety.
“Having the ability to hunt grizzlies would be great for business. I would also personally hunt a grizzly if given an opportunity to do so,” said Edwin Johnson, a 70-year-old hunting outfitter who lives in Gardiner, Montana. “They need to be hunted so that they fear the scent of humans, rather than following it as they do now.”
An estimated 700 bears live in and around Yellowstone National Park. Attacks on humans have increased since the animals rebounded from widespread extermination in the last century.
At least six lawsuits to restore protections for grizzlies are pending in Montana and Illinois, although most are expected to be consolidated into a single case in coming months.
An attorney for environmentalists in one of the Montana cases said no decision has been made on whether to fight the attempt by the NRA and Safari Club to intervene.
Speaking of raw meat, do you even grind? This year, I’m gonna stop paying my taxidermist to make my sausage. For the same price, I can do it myself. This is a cyber Monday deal on Cabelas FYI . . . Cabela’s Pro Series DC Grinder
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Here is an story submission by a reader. Apparently the deer in Central Ohio are suicidal . . . Family records close encounter with deer during hunting trip
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A Central Ohio family had an up-close encounter during their first hunting trip out in the woods in Franklin County.
Gary Simons says he was squirrel hunting with his two boys in the Little Pennsylvania Cemetery last week when a curious young buck meandered by.
Video recorded by Simons shows the deer licking the boys’ guns, Simons’ pants, and even the phone before wandering back into the woods.
Simons said “words can’t explain” how excited his boys were after the close encounter with the deer.