Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Deadeye dogs

Via J F Beck, I read that:

It is not uncommon for hunters to be shot by their dogs.
Um... I don't think you can blame the dogs:
He leaned over the bed of the truck and lay his shotgun down inside as he unhooked the tailgate, his hunting companion told investigators.

"When the dog got to jumping around it went off," deputy Nacheal Bonin of the Chambers County Sheriff's Department said.
A pack of hunting dogs shot an Iowa man in the leg as he went to retrieve a fallen pheasant in October.

He had put his gun on the ground to climb a fence and retrieve the fallen bird. But the dogs followed him too closely, stepping on the gun's trigger before he managed to get over the fence.
Here's an idea: don't lay your loaded gun, safety catch off, on the ground where animals are jumping around.

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