posted on April 07, 2015 02:05
If there was ever the need for a reminder of the need for safety when hunting it was during a hunt in Dodge County, Wisconsin. During a regular pheasant hunt on private land that is run as a game farm, the pair of hunters were involved in an accident, resulting in one of them requiring medical attention.
The incident occurred on February 24 between 1:00pm and 1:40pm, local time.
According to local reporters, the person hit was a 43 year old Mukwonago man, named by officials as Robert Frese. He was taken to a local hospital, Aurora Medical Center in Hartford, where he is expected to make a full recovery as his injuries were not thought of as life-threatening.
According to The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened when the two were walking across a field about 50 yards apart. A bird was said to leave its cover when one of the men raised his weapon and shot. Both of those involved were wearing orange jackets and hats.
This isn’t the only recent example of a hunter being shot. In December 2014, a 12 year old boy accidentally shot a hunting guide. Like in the more recent incident, the injured guide, Christopher T Richards, made a full recovery.
Another incident happened in December 2013, when a young boy of 14 was shot in the eye in North Dakota. In this incident, it was a friend of the boy who shot him while out in a large group being supervised by his father. On this occasion, the injury was life threatening and it took a round of surgery to prevent him losing his life through a series of strokes.
All of these events are a painful reminder of why, when hunting, hunters must remain vigilant and follow good safety rules.
What is your number one pheasant hunting safety tip? Have you seen an incident which could have been prevented?
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