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Son kills father in hunting accident

October 17, 2011

From Wane.com

HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - Indiana Conservation Officers continue to investigate a hunting accident at Roush Lake.

Around 10:45 Sunday morning, police were called to the Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area in Huntington County.

Eric Menefee Sr., 42, was hunting with his son Eric Menefee Jr. and Justin Platt. Witnesses report the three men were walking though the woods single file when Menefee Jr.'s shotgun became tangled in some brush. As he tried to pulled the firearm away it unintentionally discharged, hitting Menefee Sr.
in the back.

Menefee Sr. was pronounced dead at the scene. DNR officials believe it is the first fatal hunting accident at Roush Lake. The area opened in 1970.

Conservation officials remind the public that persons born after 1986 are required to complete a Hunter Education Course to obtain a hunting license in Indiana. Officials also recommend anyone handling a firearm for hunting take the class for safety.

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