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For those that were not here at the time- shadowlurker was a regular on here. He was "Inquisitive" and looked at the outdoors as an adventure. We enjoyed his threads and enjoyed him being around.......he was a smart guy, had an advanced education and many of us enjoyed what he wrote.


Here is an article on what may have occurred. We never heard the final results of the investigation.


"Man killed during the blackpowder deer season

Posted on February 2, 2012

Farmington, Ohio - A Brooklyn, Ohio, man was shot and killed on the final day of the state's muzzleloader season for deer.

Nikolas Neric, 26, died as the result of a gunshot wound to his chest and neck, according to the Trumbull County Coroner's Office.

Neric was mistaken for game when he was shot, said Ken Fitz, a law enforcement administrator for the DNR Division of Wildlife. Fitz said the victim was squirrel hunting when he was shot. The shooter, who has not been identified pending a prosecutor's review of the case, is believed to have been deer hunting when the shooting took place.

The incident occurred in the Grand River Wildlife Area, according to the Division of Wildlife.

A man who called 911 after the incident said Neric wasn't wearing hunter orange and did not have a weapon, according to a report in The Tribune Chronicle of Warren. However, the newspaper reported that a Trumbull County Sheriff's Office report indicated that Neric had a gun in his jacket.

Other hunters who were in the woods at the time of the incident were removed and interviewed by police, the newspaper reported.

The coroner's office classified the death as a homicide, according to The Tribune Chronicle.

Division of Wildlife investigator Rick Louttit said he could offer no more details until the investigation is over."
 

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That's awful! I was wondering why there were some posts saying RIP, I wasn't sure what happened. I remember many of his posts, the roadkill stories, the crow (as mentioned here) among others. It's a shame that he was killed, especially under those circumstances, truly a tragedy.

Thanks for sharing, I wonder if/who would have any more on the story or if the legal process is still ongoing.
 

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I've did a lot of reading the last 12 hours on the incident. I have more questions than answers really. He sounded like a really good guy. He was also really intelligent. That's why I have so many questions about what happened that day. The story that I've found online just doesn't add up.
Anyhow.....RRMike posted this in the buckeye saloon thread so I figure I'd quote it here so it will help someone else.

This from Ohio Outdoor News, Jan. 4, page 5.

"Newton Falls--Mose D. Miller, of West Farmington, pleaded no contest in the shooting death of Nikolas Neric, 26, during the last day of muzzleloader season in 2012....
...Miller was charged with injury of persons or property....Miller was sentenced to 180 days in jail - 150 suspended. Also issued were a $500 fine, forfeiture of a muzzleloader, three years of probation, and the requirement to speak at a hunter education course. Along with the $500 fine were probation fees of $825.60 and probation special projects of $17.40. It was recommended to the Director of the ODNR the loss of hunting privileges for up to five years, though that had not been finalized as of press time."
 

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For those that were not here at the time- shadowlurker was a regular on here. He was "Inquisitive" and looked at the outdoors as an adventure. We enjoyed his threads and enjoyed him being around.......he was a smart guy, had an advanced education and many of us enjoyed what he wrote.

Here is an article on what may have occurred. We never heard the final results of the investigation.

"Man killed during the blackpowder deer season

Posted on February 2, 2012

Farmington, Ohio - A Brooklyn, Ohio, man was shot and killed on the final day of the state's muzzleloader season for deer.

Nikolas Neric, 26, died as the result of a gunshot wound to his chest and neck, according to the Trumbull County Coroner's Office.

Neric was mistaken for game when he was shot, said Ken Fitz, a law enforcement administrator for the DNR Division of Wildlife. Fitz said the victim was squirrel hunting when he was shot. The shooter, who has not been identified pending a prosecutor's review of the case, is believed to have been deer hunting when the shooting took place.

The incident occurred in the Grand River Wildlife Area, according to the Division of Wildlife.

A man who called 911 after the incident said Neric wasn't wearing hunter orange and did not have a weapon, according to a report in The Tribune Chronicle of Warren. However, the newspaper reported that a Trumbull County Sheriff's Office report indicated that Neric had a gun in his jacket.

Other hunters who were in the woods at the time of the incident were removed and interviewed by police, the newspaper reported.

The coroner's office classified the death as a homicide, according to The Tribune Chronicle.

Division of Wildlife investigator Rick Louttit said he could offer no more details until the investigation is over."
Thanks for posting this. A little over a year ago I posted something about anyone ever try crow, and you guys all talked about this guy. I did some digging on him via this site, and wished I'd known him. I also wondered what happened to him and didn't want to be rude and ask, so thank you.

His legacy is living, promise. You can feel it in this thread.
 
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