LINCOLN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – One person is facing charges and another thanks for being unharmed after a poacher’s shots at a deer entered a County man’s bedroom. Lincoln.
Now, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife is issuing an important reminder of the law to keep you and your family safe.
“If you hunt a lot, you will have more chances to shoot a dee. Lance Meek, of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, said. “You can never bring someone back once you’ve pulled the trigger. You cannot take back a bullet”.
Meek is a hunter education coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, teaching them all the rules they need to know, including the basics and most important.
“You need to make sure you’re always aware of your goal and what’s on the other side of it,” he says.
While that rule applies no matter where you are, he says it’s also important to know local regulations and where it’s legal to hunt.
“Most areas have safe zones. Just like in our wildlife management areas, there is a safe area around the home or field office, where you cannot hunt in those areas,” Meek said.
In Saturday’s incident, officials say the suspect shot from the street.
In Oklahoma, it is illegal to shoot from or across the street.
“Even if you’re in the most rural part of Oklahoma, you can’t shoot across the street or from a road,” Meek said.
Meek says the hunting laws are in place for a reason.
Hunters should keep an eye on them and use common sense.
“If you don’t feel good about it being safe, you need to get over the scene,” Meek said. “You will have another chance.”
The suspect has not yet been identified.
According to the Oklahoma Game Wardens Facebook page, they will face charges of recklessly shooting, hunting without the landowner’s consent, and illegally taking and shooting from a public roadway.
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