749A Comment on Hunting Accidents
- Jul 30, 2000Forwarder's note: Serves 'em right.
Another reason not to hunt, it is dangerous.
Animal Liberation of Texas
The first accident of 1999 occurred on April 18. A 23-year old Okmulgee
County man was walking through the woods with his father when a turkey
hunter fired at the younger man, hitting him in the right arm, neck and
On July 2, another 23-year old man who was squirrel hunting in Garfield
County raised his .22-cal. rifle to shoot at a squirrel. The rifle barrel
hit a tree, causing the hunter to drop the rifle. It discharged upon
hitting the ground, and the bullet struck the man in the foot.
On Sept. 1, a dove hunter in Mayes Co., suffered slight injuries when he
was shot by one of his hunting partners who fired at a low-flying dove.
The most bizarre incident occurred on Nov. 28, when an Oklahoma Co., deer
hunter in a tree stand looked up at some ducks flying past. When he turned
back around, an owl hit him in the face, causing severe eye injuries.
The last accident of the year occurred on Dec. 26, when a man and his
wife were target shooting in a pasture with a .38-cal. handgun. She handed the
revolver back to her husband thinking it was empty, but there was still a
live round in the chamber. The gun discharged when he took it from his her,
hitting her in the abdomen and exiting out her lower back.
and this Quote To Remember
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I only have photographs of her.