Nov. 28, 2007, 10:42PM
Accidents serve as reminder about hunting safety
By DOUG PIKE
Roy Folse was killed accidentally this past winter during a duck
hunt on the prairie near Katy. Hunting dogs have discharged shotguns
on the ground and killed people. Up north, only a few weeks ago, a man
accidentally shot and killed his own grandson. Those are
one-in-a-million events, but if you're personally attached to that
one, the pain is severe and touches your very core.
Recently in Minnesota, a man and his fortunate teenaged son were
hunting public land when the younger of the two endured the nearest of
A rifle bullet of unknown origin whistled through the forest and tore
the cap right off the kid's head. He wasn't hurt but imagine the
outcome if the shooter's scope had been off by just a single click.
The worst case of carelessness I recall actually went down after a
Back at the vehicles, standing in sloppy mud, hunters were stowing
their gear and changing into more comfortable clothes.
One man inverted his shotgun and dropped it into the case, which he'd
propped on a boot top to keep it clean. Boom! He'd left a live
shotshell in the chamber, and the safety was not on. The mistake cost
the guy a toe.
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