Drunk Hunter Shoots Man He Mistook for . . . Squirrel? – Bobby J. Fawcett

I know what you’re thinking: we don’t do nearly enough drunk hunting stories here on BadJocks. Well, that’s about to change with this one. You see, Bobby J. Fawcett of Clark County, Ohio was out hunting with a friend when he hear something in some nearby brush and let fly with a blast from his shotgun. Unfortunately, it was NOT a squirrel (which Mr. Fawcett and friends claim they were after) but a boy hunter out on his own adventure looking for deer. Police were called and it was then that they discovered the accused had a BAC of .12% more than enough to get you arrested for DUI and probably higher than the DNR would like you to have when you’re out in the woods with a firearm.

The Clark County sheriff’s office received a call from a man who said his hunting partner shot another hunter in the head at Buck Creek State Park before 5:30 p.m. Thursday. A male hunter was found suffering from buck pellet shots from a .20 gauge shotgun to his head and back.  He was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by medical helicopter.

After investigation, sheriff’s deputies identified the alleged shooter as Bobby J. Fawcett.

Fawcett was squirrel hunting with a friend when the incident happened. Fawcett told investigators he saw an object moving in some thick underbrush and fired his weapon into it, striking a man who was bow-hunting for deer. Fawcett said he and his hunting partner immediately called 911.  During the investigation, deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Fawcett and tested his blood alcohol concentration. Authorities said the test revealed a .12 BAC level, which is over the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle.

Hunter Arrested After Shooting Man He Thought Was A Squirrel (NBC4i)