Okay this has to be one of the strangest ones I have read. First of all on how the guy handled the situation and his unsafe gun handling practices and second on the womans choice of a place to go. It doesn't say if this was a campsite with a bunch of people or not but still a little wierd.
All I can say is "That was one incredibly stupid man"! But with that said, there seems to be something wrong with that picture. Was this a public campground? Did these campers know there were other campers nearby? How much noise can a woman make taking a pee? And how does that sound like a bear?
And then there are the obvious questions... Why was this guy carrying a handgun in a Canadian park? What would posses him to shoot in a public park? And, why would he shoot blindly in the dark? There are too many unanswered questions. But let me ask just one more. Why would the lady have to be the one to press charges? If he had killed her, would they have made her press charges?
There is more to this story than we know. Did the guy know this lady? Too many questions.
You'd be surprized at the stuff people misidentify. I once saw a mule killed that had been mistaken for a cow elk. I can somewhat see the confusion, except the guy was only 50 yards away when he shot it.
Bring them in on a string. I love this term, if you want to be successful on calling in Elk, try not to just sound like the other caller. We all laugh at each other when we are practicing Elk calling at home or while camping. When I first started calling in Elk, I had no idea what i was doing and it's funny how many I could call in. The biggest Bull that I have called in to date was actually my first. I was making cow calls and screwing it up big time. But it's obvious I didn't screw up...