Charles Bruce, 52, was killed when he and the shooter, who's name hasn't been released, were on an annual trip in Westford, NY. The shooter allegedly thought Bruce was a deer when he pulled the trigger.
The following is a round-up of comments from readers. Feel free to add to the conversation by posting your thoughts in the comment section below.
Mocha22wrote, "I just think it is odd. He did kill someone even if it was due to not adhering to gun safety laws."
Joe Mahoneywrote, "I wear blaze orange while hunting and I'm still afraid of getting shot. Camouflage clothing invites trouble during early morning or late afternoon "shooting light."
Mind Ur Businesswrote, "the shooter hasn't been charged with a crime. this was a tragic accident."
Jackrabbitwrote, "Negligence is criminal, accidental or otherwise."
Joe Mahoneywrote, "Here in Putnam County when taking the archery hunting course, one station has a target in thick woods. Next to the target is a man (plywood) in camouflage that some taking the course, doesn't see and take the shot."
Mocha22wrote, "I agree with Jackrabbit. This is tragic but it is still a crime called criminal negligent homicide."