January 8, 2004
(AP) -- The state Game and Fish Department says North
Dakota has made it through another hunting season without a fatal accident
Hunting education supervisor Jim Carter says the state had
ten accidents related to hunting this season, but no one was killed. He
counts those involving the accidental discharge of guns.
He says it's the third straight year without a hunting
death in the state from those kinds of accidents -- and he wants to keep
that streak going.
The ten accidents are two less than the state's average.
Carter says most of them involved groups of pheasant
hunters who did not see each other. And some injuries were self-inflicted.
In one case, Carter says, a hunter was shooting at a fox
and the gun exploded in his hand. He had injuries to his face and thumb.
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