CA: 3 hunters shot on opening day of dove season
Three hunting accidents reported at dove opener
September 2, 2009
EL CENTRO, Calif.
Department of Fish & Game Lt. Joe Brana and his crew of state game
wardens and federal agents stayed busy with three hunter-related shooting
accidents that sent one hunter with face wounds to the hospital in Brawley.
Two other hunters suffered minor arm gashes from stray shotgun pellets.
It's rare that we have three like that, but we know a lot of accidental
shootings go unreported because hunters are embarrassed, said Brana, who
worked two of the shooting incidents. I attribute it to hunters getting
excited on opening day, shooting at low-flying birds and just not paying
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