- When hunters get shot, they often knew the person who pulled the trigger. The D-N-R reminds hunters following basic firearm safety rules could prevent most accidental shootings.Records show 28 hunting incidents in 20-12, including four deaths. Most happened during gun-deer hunting, squirrel hunting and turkey hunting. So far this year, the state has seen 18 shootings, including a Marathon County squirrel hunter who was killed.
About half of the incidents in the past two years involve members of the same hunting party.The hunters misidentified targets.Last year's gun-deer season produced seven shooting incidents, including three related to deer drives. One of them killed a 27-year-old man.(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)
Written By: Associated Press