Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton is urging hunters to think, think and re-think before taking a shot at a deer.

It might mean losing out on that prize buck, but two incidents in the past week have him urging increased hunter safety.

Walton said both were deer hunting mistakes.

First, “We had an occupied house shot at. A bullet went through two walls and two windows.”

Days later, “A woman was driving down a county road and her back window was shot out.”

Rogers County, he said, is densely populated.

“People are allowed to hunt. Sometimes those places they hunt are close to housing additions,” he said. “We are very, very fortunate that in both of these incidents no one was hurt. “We're asking people to think, think and re-think taking a shot at a deer. Certainly make a decision to give up the prize trophy buck and not take a chance on someone's life.”

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton is urging hunters to think, think and re-think before taking a shot at a deer.

It might mean losing out on that prize buck, but two incidents in the past week have him urging increased hunter safety.

Walton said both were deer hunting mistakes.

First, “We had an occupied house shot at. A bullet went through two walls and two windows.”

Days later, “A woman was driving down a county road and her back window was shot out.”

Rogers County, he said, is densely populated.

“People are allowed to hunt. Sometimes those places they hunt are close to housing additions,” he said. “We are very, very fortunate that in both of these incidents no one was hurt. “We're asking people to think, think and re-think taking a shot at a deer. Certainly make a decision to give up the prize trophy buck and not take a chance on someone's life.”

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