Hunting Dangers


A hunter in Marshall County accidentally shot himself Wednesday.

It is the second time a Michiana hunter has wounded himself that way recently and it has conservation officers concerned.

Officers tell us the injuries are caused by careless handling of firearms.

"The Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, we instruct a safety class and basically those class teach a lot of firearm safety. It's not so much about learning how to hunt, as it is about hunting safety. And the way a person would go about getting into one of those classes, they can contact one of our local district offices or they can contact us through the internet and we can notify them when we have a hunting safety course," explains Ken Dowdle, Indiana Conservative Officer.

Dowdle says make sure you keep your weapon unloaded until you are actually hunting.

He also recommends keeping your safety on until you spot a target.


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