This case should be interesting to watch. A hunter shoots uphill at at deer, missing the deer and hitting a woman in the head. I would expect the subsequent suit from woman against hunter based on negligence — you just don’t shoot uphill, with no backstop.
But, can a landowner who allows a hunter to hunt on his land be held liable? This jury said “Yes.”
Turning to [the landowner], [the woman’s epert] said that he should have set rules and regulations for hunting on his land. “Not only were there no restrictions, there seemed to be a deliberate lack of concern for public safety.”
Wait a second. I thought there were rules and regulations. Most of us call it the Game Code. Now every landowner who allows hunting on his property must also develop their own set of safety rules.
An appeal is pending.