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Youthful Hunters in Accidents

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel finds:

A Journal Sentinel analysis shows the percentage of accidents caused by hunters 21 and younger in 2006 was the highest since 1999. And in the past five years, those young hunters were more than twice as likely to cause hunting accidents than all other hunters.

The analysis also finds that deer drives remain a dangerous method of hunting, accounting for more than half of all deer-hunting accidents since the 1999 season.

"Deer hunting comes with risks," said David Hrubecky, who hunts with his 15-year-old son, Alex, in Manitowoc County. "I think, until kids mature, they think they are immortal. A lot of times it's carelessness, but when it comes to carrying a gun, you can't be careless."


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