Hunter Shoots Truck, Not Coyote
Cody Liverance from Mar, Ontario was on a coyote hunting trip when he shot 3 rounds at a coyote. Liverance was 700 metres from Hwy 6, however 1 of the 3 rounds ended up in a Ford-250 Crew Cab. The bullet was found later, when the driver called the police after seeing the damage. When he was struck, he assumed it was a large rock, but upon inspection after arriving home, he realized it was much more. He called the police, who found the bullet, which had gone through behind the driver's door and lodged in the truck. Police and Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources officers investigated and talked to members of the coyote hunting party, which led them to Liverance. He cooperated and was remorseful according to The Sun Times.
Defense lawyer Doug Grace said an aerial photo shows Liverance struck the truck from a distance of 750 to 800 metres away and he marveled that a bullet would still carry sufficient force to penetrate the truck door. Liverance plead guilty to discharging a rifle without reasonable caution, a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act charge, he is banned from hunting for 3 years, fined $1,000, and will need to pass another hunter education course.