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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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HUNTING FATALITY OF 20YR OLD FROM POWERS

Powers man charged in weekend hunting death

October 28, 2008

COOS BAY — A Southern Oregon man is charged with manslaughter in a hunting fatality over the weekend.

Police said 41-year-old Kelly Johnson claims he was aiming at a deer when 20-year-old Cody Armstrong was shot in the head Sunday just before noon in the Siskiyou National Forest about 16 miles from the small town of Powers.

Armstrong, Johnson and a third person were hunting together near the area known as the McCurdy Seed Orchard when the shooting happened, Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frazier said in a news release. Investigators said that Johnson apparently shot at a sound he thought was a deer and that shot hit Armstrong.

Both men are from Powers, where the school district Superintendent Matt Shorb said the death was like a family loss.

Shorb coached Armstrong in high school basketball and remembered him for his sense of humor and his ability to make others laugh.

— The Associated Press

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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HUNTING FATALITY OF 20YR OLD FROM POWERS

Prayers go out the family. Everyone make sure you see what your aiming at and not just aim at what you hear, make sure you look at what your shooting at first. Reason I post alot of negative articles to remind people what bad can go on out there, some times the most experienced need to be reminded. And this happens to those that least expect it. I dont like to see any of this happen to my fellow hunters. again prayers go out the family from Powers.

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Location: leftern washington
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HUNTING FATALITY OF 20YR OLD FROM POWERS

i just cant imagine how you could shoot at a noise!! ive been around some big bucks and bulls ive felt the buck fever but there isnt a animal in the world that would make me shoot a noise in the brush, this guy is not a hunter and should not be referred to as such. what a tragic loss

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