GUN Dog shoots Iowa man during hunt

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Dog shoots Iowa man during hunt
    A man out hunting in Iowa was shot in the leg after a hunting dog stepped on his gun, authorities said.

    The accident happened after James Harris, 37, put his gun on the ground to retrieve a fallen pheasant.

    One of a pack of hunting dogs following behind stepped on the trigger, and up to 120 birdshot pellets hit Mr Harris in the left calf at short range.

    A local official told a news agency the injury was "not life-threatening, but will give him trouble for a long time".

    Alan Foster, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, told AFP it was not uncommon for hunters to be shot by their dogs.

    "I hear about it a couple times a year," somewhere in the country, he said.

    "They'll step on the trigger assembly and, if the gun for whatever reason wasn't on safety, it doesn't take a whole lot to trip a trigger."

    Mr Harris was treated at Grinnell Regional Medical Center and later transported by helicopter to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, following the accident in Poweshiek County on Saturday afternoon.

    An investigation into the accident is under way.
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I've heard of this before, why in the world wouldn't you make the gun safe when you put it down?
     
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    because what in the world could POSSIBLY happen? its not like my DOG would shoot me :rofl:




    wait....:eek4:
     
  5. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I see no accident here.

    They were hunting dogs, after all. Who had not been given enough kibble that morning.
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    It's not uncommon, but it's still funny as shit!

    I was browsing the Wisconsin DNR site and was reading the incident reports for the year. There was one that had me rolling. The report lists all accidents, listing the shooter, victim, age, sex etc.

    One entry was listed as Shooter: Dog. Victim: Owner. Age: Aprox. 21 dog years. Sex: Male. Gun: 870. :mamoru:
     
  7. t1h

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    rofl i read this on fark yesterday, i meant to post it here :o
     

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