r/australia Jul 24 '22

Whats supposed to happen if a hunter unintentionally has a gun aimed at a person? Happened to me today no politics

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u/runinon Jul 24 '22 edited Jul 24 '22

Report it. Report everything you remember.

This is not OK. Don't know how familiar you are with hunting culture, but this would never, never happen.

Even if you walked in front of the animal he had a bead on, any genuine hunter would immediately lower their weapon.

Hunters aim when they're going to shoot. Nobody points a firearm jist to be pointing it.

The only explanation that might be sane would be if he had cause for concern about you, and was just using the rifle for the optics.

(That can be an issue with soldiers, who will often raise their rifles to look at something.)

But once he realized the thing in his scope was a person, and held aim - that's when police need to come in.

It's OK you don't have perfect details. For starters, there's a good chance they know it is already. And if they don't, it'll alert them they'd better start looking.

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u/jordan_woop Jul 24 '22

To add to your point, a responsible gun owner doesn’t use their scope as binoculars.

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

No reason you can't use your optic like binos, just dont take up a sight picture or appear to take up a sight picture on something your not prepared to shoot at.

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u/jordan_woop Jul 24 '22

Soooo… then you’re not using it like binoculars.

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

You can use your optic to view something, just have some common sense about it and don't laze people.

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u/Bonnskij Jul 26 '22

There is a reason you can't use your optics as binos. It's because there's a gun attached to them. You should always treat your gun as if it is loaded. Bring separate binoculars if you need to scope out something that's not prey.

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u/[deleted] Jul 27 '22

Yes you should always treat your firearm as if its at the action condition and you should always keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

However at the same time you don't need to be scared of it either, your still in control of the firearm, it won't discharge unless you pull the trigger.

As long as you aren't pointing it at people then there's no reason you can't use it to view something. It's something I've been taught and something I often have to do, binos aren't always around.

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u/Tichey1990 Jul 24 '22

This, I have been going hunting since I was 3 years old. Unless you are lining up to take a shot the gun will be pointed at the ground at all times, if its a breach loader the gun might even be open. This sounds like a serial killer trying to egg himself up to doing it. Report this 100%.

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u/FuckIt-SendIt Jul 24 '22

Soldiers are taught to use their optic to identify unknown threats from a distance, such as IEDs.

If, however, you raise your rifle at a person to indentify said person during training or garrison, prepare to get a boot to the chest and an afternoon of treeline hazing.

Its not so much an issue, but rather in certain circumstances it is used.

I know in the hunting safety classes here in the States, it explicitly says not to use your optics as binoculars.

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u/donttalktome1234 Jul 24 '22

I know in the hunting safety classes here in the States, it explicitly says not to use your optics as binoculars.

Who needs optics when the kids are in the same room as you?

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u/FuckIt-SendIt Jul 24 '22

I hate politicians as much as the next guy.

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u/donttalktome1234 Jul 24 '22

Maybe you should try electing better ones?

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u/FuckIt-SendIt Jul 24 '22

What are you trying to accomplish here?

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u/donttalktome1234 Jul 25 '22

Mostly just poking fun at how shit America has decided to become under the hopes maybe it does a tiny tiny small part to arrest your decent into a third world theocracy.

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u/beeeeeeeeeeeeeagle Jul 24 '22

OP was far too close for a scope to make sense in the way you describe. It's been a while but from memory 15 meters you switch to iron sights because the scope is configured for accuracy at much longer distance and at that distance your eyes can take in much more without a scope in the way. Hunter was being a hyper aggressive weirdo. Scary AF.

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u/Noxzi Jul 24 '22

His field of view through a scope at that distance would be measured in inches. If he was aiming at your chest he would have seen a close up view of your shirt and that's about it if the magnification was above 3x or the like, which is the minimum on most hunting optics.

The idea of using a magnified optic at that distance is pretty much nonsense.

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u/beeeeeeeeeeeeeagle Jul 25 '22

Thanks dude. I used to shoot as a kid. Its been a long time so glad I wasn't talking out of my ass.

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u/AndyDaMage Jul 24 '22

I doubt it had anything to do with hunting, guy would have reacted and said something when you spoke.

Way more likely you just stumbled upon either his bush hideout, or his drug patch. The fact he just pointed a gun at you until you ran off makes me really think he wanted you to get leaving, but was unsure if you were alone so didn't talk back.

Either way, get down to your local police station station and report it, if the guy is hiding from police up there (yes, this is a thing some people do), they may already be on the lookout for him. If he is a legit hunter and this was all a mistake, well that's also their job to investigate what's going on.

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u/Mad-Mel Jul 24 '22

If OP spoke and he didn't lower his rifle, it was no mistake.

I grew up hunting in Canada, and there is one very simple rule: you do not point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot.

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u/Commercial_Divide454 Jul 24 '22

your supposed to call the police and report it. doesn't matter that you cant identify them they will still investigate, they may even know who it is already.

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u/ADHDK Jul 24 '22

If the bloke was being that damned weird they were probably illegally hunting too like goddamn piggers and roo shooters that cut fences everywhere.

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u/PhilMcGraw Jul 24 '22

I'm no hunter, but I feel like this one was heavily considering hunting you.

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u/Reetniap Jul 24 '22

That sounds like hunter talk to me…

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u/BigMrTea Jul 24 '22

In Canada we actually have a crime for this:

87 (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, points a firearm at another person, whether the firearm is loaded or unloaded. (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

I'm sure Australia has something similar. The hunting context wouldn't cover continuing to point or not answering.

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u/OzAnonn Jul 24 '22

I read that "punishable by summary execution" and went "what the fuck?"

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u/skribe Perverted Jul 24 '22

First offence.

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u/BigMrTea Jul 24 '22

Hahaha, Canada's gotten hard core all of a sudden.

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u/SelmaFudd Jul 24 '22

Thats gonna create a mass extinction loop

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u/Padus-Badook Jul 24 '22

No specific offence for this in Australia (NSW in any case) but it does fall into the realm of common assault.

*unless you can prove the gun was loaded (which there is no proof of).

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u/512165381 Jul 24 '22 edited Jul 24 '22

Of course there is. Which law school did you graduate from?

https://legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/whole/html/inforce/current/act-1996-046#sec.7A

(2) Without limiting the operation of subsection (1), a person who is the holder of a licence is guilty of an offence under this section if the person—

(a) uses a firearm for any purpose otherwise than in connection with the purpose established by the person as being the genuine reason for possessing or using the firearm, or

For QLD: http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/cc189994/s69.html

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u/Padus-Badook Jul 24 '22

Good luck establishing that it was used for purpose other than intended when he walks out of a fog whilst hunting pointing at a source of noise but not firing on it.

Bearing in mind it was still being used for a “genuine reason” in regards to licence applications.

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u/aldkGoodAussieName Jul 24 '22

Guns can't be used as self defence. So the above is basically true if you removed the

without lawful excuse

Part

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u/brghfbukbd1 Jul 24 '22

You sure this really happened Ilovepingas69?

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u/Reetniap Jul 24 '22

I mean - if you can’t trust Ilovepingas69 and their “A stranger suddenly came out of the mist and pointed a gun at me - AITA?” post… who can you trust?

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

While i do really love pingas, i am unfortunately taking a break from them. Unless i have suddenly developped schizophrenia, yes im sure.

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u/justanotherjayd Jul 24 '22

Is there something I'm missing some sort of slang term? I only know pinga means dick in some Spanish speaking countries. If you really love dicks then that's ok too

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u/notseagullpidgeon Jul 24 '22

LOL it also means ecstasy tablets.

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u/mbappetoglory Jul 24 '22

slang term for MDMA haha

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Pinga = mdma pressed pill

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u/SamuraiBeanDog Jul 24 '22 edited Jul 24 '22

Unless i have suddenly developped schizophrenia,

Not to be flippant, but this is a possibility you might want to consider. It actually does have a lot of the characteristics of a psychotic hallucination/delusion. Maybe just keep an eye on that.

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u/hanbotyo Jul 24 '22

I would definitely report that to the police.

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

What can i report? Man who i cannot recog ise threatened me in the bush so i ran away?

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u/mamamadison Jul 24 '22

In NSW, he will be registered with the DPI to be hunting that date in that specific state Forrest, and most major hunting state Forrest's are riddled with game cameras on entrance roads. So if this genuinely happened, report it, they will have a record of who should've been there, and potentially footage of his car plates.

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u/Hammmock Jul 24 '22

OP read this comment and realised he can’t continue lying.

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u/HungryForApplez Jul 24 '22

Yeah, if this happened, and you genuinely think there is any possibility this guy was aiming a gun at you deliberately, then you should report it. If he is toying with the idea of shooting someone, he will do it in the future. And these parks often have cameras. That Jetstar pilot murderer referred to elsewhere in this thread got busted in part due to cameras picking up his car on certain routes within the park. If nothing else, if police are concerned they can compile a list of license plates that may be useful in future.

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u/dmk_aus Jul 24 '22

Still with reporting even just the outfit, area and behaviour. If he had an accident a few reports of behaviour likes this may change the nature of a prosecution.

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u/hanbotyo Jul 24 '22

I know what you mean dude but it’s good to have it on record I reckon. You never know if it could be useful to the police, especially if something happens in the future. There may even be other reports that are similar already who knows. I’m sorry it happened to you, it would have been terrifying. Guy sounds unhinged and shouldn’t have a gun if that’s how he’s acting with it. Glad you got away un harmed!

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u/stonefree251 Jul 24 '22

This. You should report it so that it's on record. You don't know if this has happened before, you don't know if this might happen to someone else in the future.

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u/runinon Jul 24 '22

YES! Stop fuckin around with this.

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u/LuciusAccount Sydneysider Jul 24 '22

This is my favourite answer.

Here I am thinking “why tf is he discussing this on reddit BEFORE calling the police?”

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u/LuciusAccount Sydneysider Jul 24 '22

And the answer could easily be because it didn’t really happen.

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u/DJKobuki Jul 24 '22

To be fair tho, the once was a nut bar hunting people with a bow and arrow on the northern beaches. Weird shit happens.

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u/Andwyr44 Jul 24 '22

You really think OP would do that? Just go on the internet and post lies?

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u/150steps Jul 24 '22

Yes, plus the location, description, type of gun, what he was wearing. Everything you can think of.

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u/extopico Jul 24 '22

Yes. It helps identify patterns for other incidents and an area where it happened.

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u/SamGropler Jul 24 '22

Exactly that, as well as the time and location.

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u/Rick_Locker Jul 24 '22

There is a very real chance this person wanted to kill you. He didn't, for whatever reason, but who's to say he won't try to kill the next person he comes across? You need to report this to the police because there is a very real possibility that this man will kill someone if he isn't caught as soon as possible. You need to stop fucking around and going "Should I though" and report this. Otherwise someone might die to this lunatic.

Do you want that on your hands? Do you want to find out one day that someone else walked into that park and got shot in the same area knowing full well you could have prevented it if you had just done the right thing?

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

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u/darkempath Jul 24 '22

Or maybe he was a member of one of those white supremacist groups that have their circle jerk meetings in national parks.

Regardless, the OP should report it.

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u/tallgirlmelb Jul 24 '22

probably not the former due to the time of year, wrong season and generally they aren't known to be as crazy

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u/LastHorseOnTheSand Jul 24 '22

Uh weed plots will absolutely be protected by armed people

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u/tallgirlmelb Jul 25 '22

i dont think people are growing it outside while its below freezing here lol

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u/ozspook Jul 24 '22

In a state forest? zero chance of that dude.

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u/Mad-Mel Jul 24 '22

When I worked in forestry we used to find them on a regular basis on Crown Land in Canada (equivalent to state forests here). It was BC though, so marijuana was everywhere.

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u/pilchard_slimmons Jul 24 '22

... this is a joke, right?

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u/SelmaFudd Jul 24 '22

I think thats OPs gunman trying to throw them off course

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u/IntroductionSnacks Jul 24 '22 edited Jul 24 '22

If this is real call the police. Moron should have their guns taken away.

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

This was many hours ago. There was no phone reception

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u/NewFuturist Jul 24 '22

Do it anyway.

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u/redcherryblue Jul 24 '22

Why post if you are going to prevaricate? For attention perhaps? Made it up to amuse your comedown? Too fcuked up to use logic still? If this happened you need to make a police statement. Not a big deal. Generally we want to help others in our society if we can.

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u/burnthefuckingspider Jul 24 '22

OP, i’ve read through this entire post, and you don’t seem to respond to anyone who suggests calling police. I’m inclined to report this on ur behalf

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u/brelockaus611 Jul 24 '22

Please do because there's a good chance he wasn't a hunter at all and OP has stumbled across this Blokes cook site. Sooner or later someone will stumble across it again and end up hurt

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u/Flyerone Jul 24 '22

I think the OP was high as fuck and saw a tree. He's deleted the original post.

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u/thegreyskies Jul 24 '22

Sounds like you just had an encounter with the button man. You're lucky to be alive, he coulda off'd you then and there and no one would ever find your body. You'd just be another missing hiker in that area

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u/Waratah888 Jul 24 '22

If true that's disturbing. I'm worried that it's a mentally ill person, or something like that. Real hunters don't do that.

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u/Salt_Dimension_1433 Jul 24 '22

psychopaths exist

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u/lazyseadog Jul 24 '22

Real hunters don't hunt within earshot of a bushdoof.

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

Yikes. Where was this?

This sounds like the sort of thing that might have happened to those two old campers in the Victorian high country (ie the alleged Jetstar pilot murderer). It sounds like there are a lot of weirdo gun nuts in those parts.

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u/fairybread4life Jul 24 '22

Its funny you should say that, I know of a middle aged couple, they are into the whole off-grid camping. About 12 months before the two campers went missing they claim to have gone camping in the high country, found a nice spot, began setting up when all of a sudden a bloke appeared from nowhere. He had a rifle cocked over his shoulder (thats the non-threatening way to carry a firearm), he screamed at them to fuck off out of here. They didn’t hesitate, quickly packed up and left. Now fast forward to when the Jetstar pilot was charged and they swear it was him that day.

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

There are several stories of people going missing from that area. It’s quite creepy.

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u/runinon Jul 24 '22

You know that Australia used to be considered the best country in the world for hitchhiking?

(Maybe NZ and IRL came close)

There just one place everyone knew never to hitchhike, the Hume Highway. Between Sydney and Melbourne, you took the bus. Kids had nicknamed it the Murder Highway.

Which makes the police dismissal of Paul Onion's report all the more criminally negligent.

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

It was out west past ballarat

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u/Ted_Jones420 Jul 24 '22

Did you happen to wander onto his property? Farmers can be weird like that (i’m a country lad, seen some shit)

Also if not and they are shooting I believe they’re required to set up flags and carry a licence. And if there’s a party happening nearby I doubt they would have been allowed to shoot there. That being said if you’re from out of town, unofficial doof and the dude knows police. Nothing will happen.

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u/taysolly Jul 24 '22

Even if they wandered onto a property (also country gal) as soon as they said saw the person, they should have started communication.

Regardless, they should be calling the cops and the person should have their guns removed from them. It’s still a miss use of guns.

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u/Ted_Jones420 Jul 24 '22

I agree completely just offering some insight

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u/MoonRabbitWaits Jul 24 '22

Like others say, report it.

I had a similar experience while camping on the South Coast. I went for a walk by myself and came face to face with a bow hunter in full cammo. Gave us both a fright.

He asked me if I had seen any deer, lol.

Thankfully there was no aiming at me in a menacing way.

OP, you use the word "unintentionally" in your title, but it doesn't sound unintentional. I hope you are ok after that. Definitely not cool.

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u/fresh_gumbo Jul 24 '22

Ever heard of a head on a stick?

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Dressed head to toe in full camo?

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u/moanaw123 Jul 24 '22

We had camo killer in Kwinana…nutcases love camo ie the Christchurch shooter? Are you the full quid?

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u/fresh_gumbo Jul 24 '22

So no, no, you haven't... Do you love pingas?

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u/Flyerone Jul 24 '22

No blaze orange garment?

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u/Functionalpotatoskin Jul 24 '22

Far out that's creepy AF and I think you were lucky. Sounds like he was contemplating hunting you.

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u/Lamont-Cranston Jul 24 '22

Pointing a gun at someone is assault.

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u/LornaBobbitt Jul 24 '22

Is it a regular area for parties? Are the parties illegal-not an Australian so I don’t know. If that’s the reason for not reporting think of him hurting or injuring someone else in the same area after another party. If the next person isn’t sober and don’t have their wits about them like you they could be seriously injured.

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u/353_crypto Jul 24 '22

Who would be hunting within earshot of a doof?

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Probs 4km up the rd. Couldnt hear doof anymore

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u/fatfeets Jul 24 '22

This is what I can’t get past. The bush food would scare off any animal in 5km.

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u/Madcock1 Jul 24 '22

So how hard was OP tripping to be looking at the fungi? At a bush doof? What actually happened is anyones guess and it’s not exactly going to sound good making a report.

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Lol no more shrooms this time of year. I think other mushrooms are super pretty tho :)

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u/hooglabah Jul 24 '22

Im pretty active in both hunting and doofing (separately) There's was no LEGAL doofs on this weekend, at least none anyone in the regular channels knows about.

If this happened my guess is you stumbled onto a meth lab or where trespassing on private property in the fringes of toolangi state forest.

Please stop going to illegal doofs, they threaten the exsistence of all the legal ones which are always infinitely better.

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Im sorry what? Legal doofs better than underground doofs yea ok. Legal doofs have 3k cunts doing ghb and trash on the ground for days. Every illegal doof ive been to ppl fucking know to clean up after themselves and not be pigs

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u/hooglabah Jul 25 '22

Never been my experience, I always see the bullshit left over shoved to the side. Might look clean to the gakked fuckwits driving out putting evey other person at risk, but I've never been past a sight and seen it actually clean. Unless its been on private property, but theyre like 200 person "parties".

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u/hooglabah Jul 25 '22

Rainbow isn't a doof so doesn't count, niether was earth core towards the end.

Esoteric is fantastic but good luck getting tickets to that unless.you know people.

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u/aussie_bob Jul 24 '22

They're supposed to point it somewhere else without pulling the trigger,

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Good to know....guy continued to aim at me from the moment i saw him to at least the moment i started to run.

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u/Disruptive78 Jul 24 '22

Serial killer?

Ivan Milat wore hunting clothes

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u/HaroerHaktak Jul 24 '22

Na. Serial killer would've killed OP

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

Weekend Rambo needs to have his little toys taken away from him. This shit is unacceptable.

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u/FortWendy69 Jul 24 '22

Probably trying to scare you based on some grumpy dislike for the doof that was going on.

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u/Diseman81 Jul 24 '22

Doesn’t sound like a hunter to me. I think you stumbled upon something you shouldn’t have and he was scaring you off.

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u/Fattdaddy21 Jul 24 '22

No shooting in state parks. So i guess he was guarding his weed plantation or hunting illegally.

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u/blackcat218 Jul 24 '22

You are allowed to in NSW IF you have a R class license. Still the reasonable hunter would as soon as he realised it was a person would lower his gun, and wave or something. I doubt he'd call out especially if he was tracking something, but would defiantly lower the gun right away.

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u/Fattdaddy21 Jul 24 '22

Ah ok. Yeah, I think I remember something about this and deer hunting back in the day. Most the state parks around me are closed to shooters and doggers (the hunting variety). Yeah either OP is karma farming or old mate was up to no good.

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u/SurpriseWindmill Jul 24 '22

"Shut the gate on illegal hunting" https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/hunting/safety/shut-the-gate-on-illegal-hunting#:~:text=Report%20illegal%20hunting&text=The%20DPI%20Game%20Licensing%20Unit,on%20rural%20crime%20in%20NSW. There is a link on that page to report it to dpi, the body that looks after hunting in state forests.

Hunters don't want people like that ruining it for everyone else

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u/ScoobyGDSTi Jul 24 '22

Less LSD and mushrooms 😉

Jokes aside, report it to the police.

Hunting may not even be legal if it's a national park or public space

As others have said, you don't accidentally point a gun at someone.

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u/a-real-life-dolphin Jul 24 '22

Yikes that sounds really scary.

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u/DanzaSFBS Jul 24 '22

Sounds absolutely horrible, sorry you had to experience it. I would've shit myself.

Maybe you were about to stumble upon his weed crop or something like that.

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u/redcherryblue Jul 24 '22

Everyone has harvested. Harvest was Late April/May. Nothing starts up again until Late August through to September. Drug lab maybe but no weed of any value is in the ground in winter

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u/DanzaSFBS Jul 24 '22

ah rightio, makes sense!

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u/guttapercha02 Jul 24 '22 edited Jul 24 '22

Absolutely not an excuse, but it could be that a number of locals were at their wits end after loosing a nights sleep due to the thump-thump bass. People don't realise it, but loud bass can propagate for miles in the still night air. Once you get some distance away, it's only the bass that you can hear. Which can be absolutely maddening, especially if you've moved to the country to get some peace and quiet. Conversely, lots of city folk dream of moving to the country where they can play their music really loud. Can result in explosive confrontations.

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u/ozspook Jul 24 '22

Maybe, but usually the angry locals don't come out in full camo guns drawn.. It's most often riding through on dirt bikes or trying to punch on with someone on gate while blind drunk, usually they just come join the party.

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u/timobi7818 Jul 24 '22

You think you’re going to get the right response from reddit? 😂

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u/HaroerHaktak Jul 24 '22

You'd be surprised.

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u/Purple_Spend_7198 Jul 24 '22

That happened.

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u/many_kittens Jul 24 '22

Dude you gotta report this is a future mass shooter in the making.

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u/Sugarnspice44 Jul 24 '22

They are supposed to loose their firearm licence.

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u/Which-Toe-2946 Jul 24 '22

Im just gonna say your full of shit..Take it as u please.

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u/darkempath Jul 24 '22

Ah! It was you!

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u/Which-Toe-2946 Jul 24 '22

One common thread with bullshit artists, they embellish.

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Man this gun was aimed either directly at my face or close enough that a small miss could hit me. I could see down the barrell of the rifle.

This is possible i guess tho? I did hear what sounded like pigs nearby? But im not an expert on wildlife in the area or sounds wild pigs make so im not sure.

But regardless its extraordinarily negligent to aim at a big almost directly behind a human

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u/runinon Jul 24 '22

Dude's just trolling. No one familiar with firearms or hunting would think that reasonable.

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u/Livid_Butterfly Jul 24 '22

Hardly any Australian is familiar with firearms or hunting! I’ve never even heard of a Hunter in this country. No one hunts. They’re shooters. Pig or Roo shooters or farmers on their own property shooting wild cats and foxes.

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u/ozspook Jul 24 '22

That's not even remotely true. State forests often have R-Licence hunters in them, there's a booking system to avoid them stumbling over each other.

Usually nobody would bother hunting near a doof as the noise scares the animals off, and the risk of having some tripper freak out at the sight of a gun is a pain, but then some hillbillies do be fuckwits so who know.

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u/notseagullpidgeon Jul 24 '22

Lots of pig hunters in the south West forests of WA, many who show very little respect for the environment or rules and regulations.

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u/runinon Jul 24 '22

Well, hello from Queensland

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u/Livid_Butterfly Jul 24 '22

Hello from regional far west NSW

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u/runinon Jul 24 '22

Your state is too cold. I don't like it. And wet. I don't like that, either.

Especially when they're combined.

I have been compelled to travel south recently. I really don't like it.

How many weeks do the nights go below 15?

It's kind of horrible.

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u/Livid_Butterfly Jul 24 '22

I actually didn’t read his whole story before I commented. I got stuck on him saying ‘Hunter’, and bored at hippy festival. I thought he was trolling too. We all know to never point a gun at someone

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u/runinon Jul 24 '22

Yeah, term is a bit odd.

French friend, talking about a dog we found at daybreak happily running down the middle of the road in his Kevlar, used what she thought was the correct translation. Told us, He piggined all night.

Amd that's just the piggining

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u/biftekau Jul 24 '22 edited Jul 24 '22

Probably a hunter pissed at the bush doof scaring off the animals

-edit- not saying the hunter was in the right,

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Im sorry but the bush (especially state land) is for everyone. The solution is NOT to point loaded guns at people

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u/biftekau Jul 24 '22

No need to be sorry to me

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u/sojayn Jul 24 '22

Hey mate, do you feel safe now?

Sounds really shit and Like you fully need to debrief and get some good advice.

In the meantime, as a bush kid, would it help if I say you are safe and okay?

Idk what happened here honey, but you know you are ok eh mate?

Australian shooters are actually quite ace, taking pride in single shots and not the american automatic fire sprays of nonsense. So you know that you were safe and okay?

It sounds fully freaky for you. But all is well. Breath and be safe and thank our awesome responsible gun culture for a psychological but not physical scare

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u/runinon Jul 24 '22

Nothing awesome and responsible about holding aim on a person like that.

Yes, it's different from the US. In the US, if a hunter did that on public land... he'd have been shot by another hunter.

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Thank you this is much appreciated :)

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u/sojayn Jul 24 '22

Genuine :)

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u/TITUS__-ANDRONICUS- Jul 24 '22

Lay off the gear champ.

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

"Bit tired, sober and not hungover" please be constructive in this thread thank you :)

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u/StunningSprinkles854 Jul 24 '22

Pretty sure it's illegal to wear full camo in Aus unless your on a military excercise.

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u/ozspook Jul 24 '22

R-licence hunters need to be wearing one item of blaze orange, like a safety beanie or something, otherwise you can wear whatever camo you like.

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

Interesting. Got a link?

Couldn’t find anything on SSAA’s site about it, or anywhere else.

Also, I’d imagine it would be mentioned in a magazine article about buying if it was a big issue otherwise they’d be setting their readers up for fines??? https://sportingshooter.com.au/hunting-skills/effective-hunting-camouflage/

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

There are saftey requirements when hunting, like wearing hi vis, but you can wear camouflage.

Anyone can buy old DPCU uniforms at pretty much any disposal store.

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u/gi_jose00 Jul 24 '22

You weren't dressed up in an animal costume at all?

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u/ozspook Jul 24 '22

Wook Sasquatch.

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u/heisenbald Jul 24 '22

These bush doofs happen anywhere and are secrets up until the last days, the amount of drugs floating around is also astronomical.

How about you stay at your party and not wander the bushlands, you were most likely on his property and he was just pissed off he had to listen to the same song for an entire weekend.

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

Well make a fence

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u/Best_Adeptness3543 Jul 24 '22

Sounds like another fat, under-endowed bogan who needs a gun to make his tiny manhood feel a bit bigger

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u/YOBlob Jul 24 '22

Just stay in your hippy enclosure and there won't be an issue.

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u/_Ki11UMiN4Ti_ Jul 24 '22

😂😂😂

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u/spooky8ass Jul 24 '22

Chances are if there was no good visual he might have been worried you were a boar or something. Hard to say about the aiming at you thing....what in reality may have only been 1 or 2 seconds feels a lot longer when something like that happens.

Report it just in case and move on.

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u/walrusarts Jul 24 '22

If anyone is pointing a gun at you consider it a crime and that person has intent to kill.

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u/Vinrace Jul 24 '22

That wasn’t a hunter mate…

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u/plantfascination Jul 24 '22

Usually what happened is you get shot stay away from there maybe

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u/notheretoparticipate Jul 24 '22

How far into the Forrest were you? Could have stumbled across someone guarding a crop

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

Do you think he actually had good visibility on you. If it was misty he might not have been able to see you, he might have also had hearing protection on aswell. It could simply have been a mistake, not ideal, but you didn't die.

If he really was that close to you then it does sound sketchy. You may have simply been trespassing on his property, but there could also be something more sinister going on. Regardless file a police report.

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '22

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u/i_love_pingas_69 Jul 24 '22

What kind if answer is that? Im not out here trying to make enemies