Greenfield man accidentally shot while returning from evening of coyote hunting/HUNTING ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE

Greenfield man accidentally shot while returning from evening of coyote hunting
PUBLISHED: 11/27/16 12:12 AM EST.
UPDATED: 11/27/16 08:10 AM EST.

GREEFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) – A Greenfield man was accidentally shot while hunting Saturday evening.

Indiana Conservation officers say 31-year-old Dustin Fischer and 26-year-old Johnathan Armstrong, both of Greenfield, were coyote hunting on private property near Wilkinson in Hancock County.

Both men returned to Armstrong’s truck after hunting. Armstrong placed his .223 caliber rifle on th rear floorboard of the pickup prior to Fischer returning to the truck.

When Fischer put his rifle on the floorboard, Armstrong’s rifle fired, striking Fischer in the left arm.

Armstrong and the landowner applied a tourniquet to Fischer’s arm to stop the bleeding.

He was transported to Hancock Regional Hospital and then airlifted to St. Francis Hospital where he will undergo surgery.

The investigation is ongoing.


Edmonton, Ky. (November 28, 2016) – KSP Post 15 received a call on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at approximately 8:14 AM CST in reference to a shooting incident on Cedar Flat Rd. in Metcalfe County. Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Officers and Kentucky State Troopers responded to the scene along with the Metcalfe County Coroner.

35-year-old Herbert N. Lattin, of Edmonton, was located approximately 1/2 mile off the roadway, in a wooded area, with a single gunshot wound to the head. No foul play is suspected. Mr. Lattin was apparently deer hunting from an elevated stand when the accident occurred. Fish & Wildlife officer Jared Ervin is investigating.

Police: Son fatally shoots his father in hunting accident

State police say a 24-year-old man mistook his father for a deer and fatally shot the older man while hunting near the family’s central New York home on Thanksgiving.

Troopers say Kristopher Paro was in a tree stand in the woods behind his home in the Oswego County town of Sandy Creek around 4:40 p.m. Thursday when he heard what he thought was a deer about 100 yards away.

Police say Paro fired a shot, unaware that his father, 58-year-old Kevin Paro, had gone into the woods a short time earlier to hunt. Troopers say the father was hit in the chest by a round from his son’s .270-caliber rifle.

The older man was taken to Oswego Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The son hasn’t been charged. Police say their investigation is continuing.

Woman mistaken for deer, fatally shot by hunter in Arkansas, sheriff says

By Arkansas Online

This article was published today at 9:03 a.m.

A woman was fatally shot by a hunter after being mistaken for a deer in north-central Arkansas, authorities said Wednesday.

Searcy County Sheriff Joey Pruitt said the 29-year-old woman died Tuesday in an “apparent hunting accident.” Her name was not released.

It happened in an area west of Marshall, Pruitt said in a statement.

“The victim was not wearing hunter orange and was mistaken for a deer,” the sheriff said.

Authorities also did not identify the shooter.

Pruitt said his agency along with Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Game and Fish

Hunter rescued after being impaled by elk horn during ATV crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A hunter impaled by the horn of an elk was rescued in the Maury Mountains on Saturday, according to deputies.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office said Gary Heeter, 69, of Bend was involved in an ATV rollover crash, and that’s when he was impaled by the elk horn.

Deputies said prior to the crash Heeter had been dragging the elk back to a hunting camp behind an ATV. When he started to drive up a steep hill, the front end of the ATV came up, and Heeter was impaled by the elk horn when the vehicle rolled backward.


Children wounded in hunting accident near Sweet Home, Oregon

Monday, October 31, 2016 6:09 pm | Updated: 7:01 pm, Mon Oct 31, 2016.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two children were wounded in a hunting accident east of Sweet Home, Oregon.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says two children, ages 4 and 2, were injured Monday after their 27-year-old father accidentally discharged his rifle while walking back to his pick-up truck.

Capt. Kevin Guilford of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office told The Associated Press that the number injured was revised from three children to two after a cut on a 6-year-old’s hand was determined not to be shooting related.

Guilford says the man was hunting with his three children and 54-year-old father at the time.

The victims were transported to hospitals by ambulance, and the 2-year-old with a serious leg injury was transferred to a Portland hospital. Riley says the 4-year-old was struck in the shin and treated at a Corvallis hospital.

Sweet Home is about 35 miles east of Corvallis.


This story has been corrected, per new sheriff’s office information, to say two children were injured in the shooting.

Dog recovering after being hit by hunting arrow

EATONVILLE, Wash. — Someone shot a dog with an arrow in Washington state. And investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information on the culprit.

Heidi Austin-Root told CNN affiliate KOMO her 2-year old rescue dog, Junior, was hit by an arrow in the woods next to her Eatonville home — about 60 miles south of Seattle.

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Someone shot a dog with an arrow in Washington state. And investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information on the culprit.

“It was definitely a kill shot,” Austin-Root said.

Junior was rushed to a local vet, who removed the arrow. X-rays show the projectile lodged in his chest — barely missing his jugular vein. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but he may have a limp.

Junior’s owner blames illegal bow hunters, who apparently hunt for elk in the area.

She said Junior and another family dog may have been scaring away the animals when the shot was fired.

“The poachers had to get close enough. There was no mistaking (the dog) for a deer or anything,” Austin-Root said.

The dog’s owners and investigators with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hope the reward will catch those responsible for the attack, the affiliate reported.

State regulations involving unlawful hunting have penalties that include loss of hunting licenses and suspensions of up to 10 years. There are also classifications that make it a misdemeanor or felony crime.

A cautionary tale: Hunting accidents from long ago

by Rhonda Whetstone, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin10:34 a.m. CDT September 21, 2016

As hunting season approaches, here are your cautionary tales.

In November 1904, George Brown of Milladore was on his way to the hunting grounds when an accident occurred that nearly cost him his life.

It was early morning when Brown, who was carrying a shotgun loaded with buckshot, slipped and fell on the frozen ground. One barrel of the gun discharged as Brown fell, causing enough recoil to throw the gun from his hand and upon landing, the second barrel was discharged. The buckshot caught Brown in the side, arm and shoulder and his hand was also badly lacerated.

The Stevens Point Daily Journal reported Brown was able to get help at once and was taken to Stevens Point hospital and put under the care of Dr. Lathrop. Although the injuries were painful, full recovery was expected.

A year later, Will Shannon of McDill was thought to be fatally wounded when shot from a shotgun was discharged into the top of his head by a companion, Fay Hulce, while the two were duck hunting. Hulce had drawn a bead on a duck and just as he fired, the boat swung around causing the gun to discharge at the wrong time. Both men then fell overboard in the melee that followed. Shannon’s skull was fractured and he needed surgery and luckily survived. Another time, Shannon was stabbed several times, a story I covered a few years ago.

Our third man was not as lucky. In November 1891, William Zorn of Stevens Point went north to deer hunt in Rhinelander.

Zorn and friend George Gibson, former sheriff of Lincoln County, along with two other men went upriver about seven miles north of Rhinelander to an old logging camp where they headquartered and spent the night.

The following morning, the men went out. Believing a deer would take to one of the “runways” on either side of the ridge, the men separated, going in opposite directions, neither knowing where the other was. When a deer appeared, both saw him and both fired. Although nearly half-a-mile apart, with a ridge of ground between them. The bullet from Gibson’s gun must have dropped several feet to reach the spot where Zorn stood. It was a very unusual accident.

Zorn was shot through the right lung and out his back. He walked a short distance into open space and cried, “Oh, Gibson, I am shot.” Gibson told him then he must have been the one who shot him.

Gibson carried Zorn to the shanty and sent for help. It took an hour before two doctors arrived, and then one physician or the other stayed with Zorn until he died, more than a week later, after everything possible was done for him.

His father went to Rhinelander and brought the remains back to Point for burial. Zorn was 33.

Be safe out there!


Bear mauling on Admiralty Island injures Kentucky hunter

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A Kentucky hunter was taken to a Juneau hospital early Friday morning after being mauled by a brown bear in Southeast Alaska, according to Alaska State Troopers.

The U.S. Coast Guard transported Douglas Adkins, 57, of Jenkins, Kentucky, Friday morning from Admiralty Island, south of Angoon, troopers wrote in a dispatch.

His injuries are not life-threatening, according to troopers.

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a Juneau-based big game guide and Adkins, whom troopers described as a client, were returning from a brown bear hunt to the beach at Chaik Bay when they came across a brown bear a short distance away. The two were using headlamps, troopers wrote.

The brown bear was startled and attacked Adkins. After a short while, the bear backed off and left the area, troopers said.

It was dark and the incident happened quickly, wrote Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters.

A crewmember from their vessel, Sultana, notified the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday that a bear had mauled a member of their hunting party and that the man had “multiple puncture wounds,” the Coast Guard wrote in a release.

The Coast Guard arrived around 2 a.m. Friday and took the injured man to a Juneau hospital, where he remained Friday, said Ryan Scott, regional supervisor for the Department of Fish and Game’s wildlife conservation division in Douglas.

Scott said the two people were armed but didn’t fire any shots at the bear.

Few additional details were available Friday afternoon. Fish and Game had yet to speak with the mauling victim, Scott said.

The department will only attempt to locate and kill a bear if a mauling was not defensive, Scott said.

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Man seriously injured after shooting self in hunting accident

Daily Republic  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Larry Maxwell and his son, Cody, of Mitchell, were goose hunting southwest of Miner County in Beaver Township around 3:30 p.m.
The Southland Times

man killed in Central Otago hunting accident

The Southland Times  – ‎Mar 3, 2016‎
A 61-year-old man killed in a hunting accident near Cromwell will be remembered as a hardworking family man, who loved to have a good laugh.

Southside man continues to recover from hunting accident

Gadsden Times  – ‎Feb 27, 2016‎
It took about an hour for help to arrive and be driven by four-wheelers to where the accident occurred. It was a long time for Grogan and his worried friends.
Otago Daily Times

At a loss over hunter’s death

Otago Daily Times  – ‎Mar 4, 2016‎