CA: turkey hunter killed by friend
March 30, 2010
Vacaville turkey hunter killed by friend
A Vacaville man is dead after a member of his hunting party mistook him
for a turkey and shot him.
Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker says Larry Gene Pendley was hunting on
the opening day of turkey season in the Paynes Creek area off Highway 36
with five friends. Pendley was on his hands and knees crawling through a
bush when his friend, Stephen Henderson of Fremont, mistook him for a turkey
Pendley was in camouflage, the usual dress for turkey hunters.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Parker says Henderson and the other members of the hunting party have all
been hunting turkeys for 30 years. Pendley had been hunting with them for 10
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