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Hunting Accident Reports Center

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HUNTING / FISHING ACCIDENTS:

2014

October
VA: Girl hunting with family members struck, killed by falling tree
OR: Body of missing hunter found near large waterfall
ID: Hunter Found Alive
MI: Missing hunter found dead in tree stand
MA: Dracut businessman dies on hunting trip
PA: Man shot by child in hunting accident
CA: ATV accident claims the life of one, severely injures boy
NY: Hunter shot by arrow from father's bow
TN: Accident leaves hunter paralyzed
WY: Hunter who fell OK after hospital stay
UT: Vernal man dies in UTV accident
WI: Man dies in hunting accident in Vernon County
MN: Hunter, 54, Shot While Bird Hunting
IN: Hobart man airlifted after fall from tree stand
TN: Recent Tree Stand Accidents Remind Hunters To Use Caution
IN: Man Shoots Self In Thumb
OR: Missing hunter found dead in Marion County
SC: 2 teen boys hurt in Marlboro County hunting incident
AR: Hunter Accidentally Shot In Mansfield
SC: Man survives hunting accident
CA: Spike In Deaths Mark Start Of Lobster Hunting Season
OK: 72-Year-Old Dies After Hunting Accident In Grady County
LA: Coast Guard rescues one, searches for one in Bayou Beouf boating accident
TX: Man injured in hunting incident
PA: Teenager accidentally shoots himself with rifle while hunting groundhogs

September
MI: Woman wounded in hunting accident
PA: Family says newborn hit by stray hunter's bullet will be blind
TN: Man injured in fall from deer stand in Joelton
TX: Teen Drowns During Hunting Trip
MN: Bear Attacks Hunter in Pine County
AK: Lost hunter found 'confused but alive'
CO: Injured hunter rescued during downpour
MI: Hunter falls from tree stand in Cass County
CO: Goat hunter dies after fall
CA: Hunter Shot on Labor Day
AZ: Hunter shoots man then flees
OR: Husband shoots wife in head while preparing for a hunt
OR: Missing bow hunter found dead near Vernonia
WY: Grizzly bites hunter
MI: Girl, 12, dies on Drummond Island hunting trip
MI: Woman gets serious foot injury in hunting accident
MN: Bear Attacks Hunter in Pine County
WA: High-School QB Seriously Injured in Hunting Accident
MS: Hunter hospitalized by rattlesnake bite
WY: Hunter injured when mule throws him
AK: Hunter Dies, 2 Rescued from Lake Louise
KY: Kentucky man injured in accidental shooting
WI: Boy hunting illegally when he shot dad
NC: Friend Killed With Bow and Arrow Hunting
NY: Man killed by friend's son while hunting
WA: Man wounded by arrow in hunting accident
AL: Man in serious condition after hunting accident
AL: Woman shot, killed in hunting accident
WA: Hunter chased up tree, bitten by black bear
TX: Man injured by shotgun pellets in dove hunting accident
UT: Hunter 'distraught' after killing brother
VA: 10-year-old shot in Dinwiddie hunting accident

August
IN: Conservation Officers find man almost 24-hours after tree stand accident
RI: Cranston Girl Hurt by Arrow Fired by Man Trying to Hit Pigeon
CA: Missing hunter found in Mendocino National Forest
CA: Elderly Ukiah men die in ATV crash
AK: Two Deer Hunters Rescued by Sitka Mountain Rescue
FL: Man suffered cardiac arrest in deadly fishing accident
UT: Woman falls from tree stand

July
AZ: Nine-year-old boy killed in hunting accident

June
TX: Oglesby man dead after hog hunting accident
MT: Bear badly mauls hunter in Montana

May
MI: Man shot in Calhoun County by friend while coyote hunting
AR: Missing hunter's body found
KS: Teen grazed by bullet while hunting
NH: Hunter Shot After Cousin Thought He Was a Turkey
MO: Man shot and killed in hunting accident

April
KS: Ottawa man's foot wounded in Osage County hunting accident
MO: Turkey Hunting Accident in Reynolds County
WI: Turkey hunter shot by other turkey hunter
AL: Alabama man shot during turkey hunting trip
OH: Delta man dies in apparent hunting accident
TN: Hunter hurt in accidental shooting near Cedar Hill
TN: One injured in McMinn County hunting accident
OK: Pro-gun lawmaker admits to accidental shooting at Oklahoma reserve
KS: Carthage pastor hospitalized in Kansas after hunting accident
CA: Shooting may be turkey hunting incident
TN: Hunting accident leaves Grundy man dead
FL: Hunter says he was attacked by Florida panther
KY: Clay County hunter dies after shooting

March
NY: Missing hunter found dead
UT: Hunting accident sends one to the hospital
TX: man falls into river, dies while hunting hogs
IA: Officials say Burlington hunter recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the foot
FL: Turkey hunter shot on opening day

February
TX: Hunter suffers gunshot wound
WA: Stranded Hunter Rescued
AK: Alakanuk youth's leg wound was self-inflicted in hunting accident
AL: Montgomery man dies in Bullock Co. hunting accident
AR: Magnolia youth dies in Union County hunting accident
SC: Hunter hospitalized after fall from deer stand
FL: Tampa man shot when mistaken for deer
NY: Jersey man indicted for killing family pet dog
AL: Hunter injured during Henry County tree-stand accident
NJ: Hunter dies from injuries sustained in fall from deer stand

January
AL: Teen Dies in Sumter County Hunting Accident
MI: Zeeland Twp. man shoots wife during hunting trip
TX: Weather: Duck hunting lands man in hospital with hypothermia
AL: Hunting accident takes the life of 34-year-old Cullman resident
LA: Wounded deer turns tables on La. hunter
MT: Search for Missing Colorado Man
MS: Gun Safety Rules Would Have Prevented Teen Hunting Accident
MS: Hunter/Fisherman injured in tree stand fall
WA: Bullet goes through boat, hits duck hunter
MI: Richland boy hurt in hunting accident
TX: Texas musician Steve Fromholz dies in hunting accident
FL: Teen Recovering from Hunting Accident
MA: Search suspended for missing duck hunter
LA: Missing hunter found after spending the night in freezing temps
AL: 2 hunters killed in unrelated shootings in Alabama on Sunday
AL: Two hunters killed on same day
AL: Birmingham area man dies in Sumter County hunting accident
KS: Body of duck hunter recovered from Milford Lake
MS: Teen in critical condition following hunting accident
GA: SGA student drowns in duck hunting accident
MS: Hunter falls out of deer stand
CO: Man Killed In Hunting Accident
FL: Officials reveal new details in Santa Rosa Sound hunting accident
MA: Two dead, 1 injured after boat capsizes in frigid Westport River
SC: Hunter shoots 8-year-old son
TN: Hunter shot with crossbow dies

HUNTING / FISHING VIOLATIONS

2014

October

NJ: Man illegally caught squirrels and raccoons, ate them
LA: Deville man cited for deer hunting violations
SC: Man shooting squirrels with BB gun charged with 3rd degree assault
WY: Game and Fish probes suspected deer, moose, pronghorn poachings
NY: Off-duty trooper charged in hunting incident
AK: Biologist charged with moose hunting violations
WY and NE: Nebraska poachers caught, fined, lose hunting rights in out-of-season deer taking
MI: Michigan deer poacher sentenced under stiffer guidelines
CO: Several animals poached in Hugo

September
WA: Likely deer poaching in Port Angeles
PA: Hunter illegally shoots third-biggest Pa. elk ever
UT: Utah man convicted of felony bobcat poaching
TX: Dozens cited for hunting violations
MI: DNR raises fines for poaching
TX: Dove hunters cited 732 times as season opens
LA: 101 Citations Issued for Hunting Over Bait During Opening Weekend of Dove Season
KS: Dove season threatened by poachers
CA: Hunting violations on dove season opener

August
SC: Major federal wildlife prosecution
AK: Sheep Hunter Pleads to Taking Brown Bear Illegally
AR: Arkansas sheriff to resign over hunting violation
MT: Four men guilty in poaching cases
OR: Guilty plea in illegal big cat-hunt scheme
CO: Man suspected of bow hunting deer at Colorado Springs car dealership
MO: Deer in Springfield seen with arrow in back
MS: Shiocton man pleads guilty to illegal trapping
MN: Royalton man's conviction stands in trapping case
NY: Rhinelander Father, Son, Fined for Intentionally Poisoning Wildlife

July
PA: Lower Pottsgrove man jailed for illegally possessing firearm while hunting
CO: Mack hunting outfitter pleads guilty
MN: Man pleads guilty to numerous illegal hunting charges
WY: Hunting violation case moves forward
WY: Eight accused of multiple hunting violations
OR: Oregon Hunter Sentenced For Illegal Hunting Activities
NH: 2 found guilty of night-hunting violations
WI: Hunter penalized for shooting wrong bird
WY: Wyoming men convicted of poaching mule deer
SD: Man fined and sentenced to one year probation for trapping, killing birds
WA: Spokane County detective investigated for poaching
NV: Court orders hunter pay fine in unlawful antelope killing

June
LA: Guilty plea
OH: Second Illegal Hunter Receives Sentence, Jail Time
TX: Texan gets 30 years for assaulting game wardens
WY: Three Newcastle men sentenced for federal wildlife charges
AZ: Elk-killing cop convicted of illegal hunting
PA: 6th person charged in investigation of illegal hunting, trapping in Westmoreland County

May
NC: Asheville judge rejects entrapment in bear poaching case
IL: Man charged in deaths of goslings
NY: Man facing gun charges after hunting without permission
ND: Game and Fish violations up
TX: Hunter gets 50 years in the slammer
WY: Hunter pleads guilty to poaching elk
TX: Game warden arrests 2 men for illegally killing deer
TN: Man loses hunting license for seven years in illegal bear, deer hunting violations
AR: Hunter accused of threatening to kill a federal wildlife officer
MN: Serial poacher barred from hunting "big game" anywhere in U.S. for 5 years
AR: 8 cited in SW Arkansas for wildlife violations
NY: Violations caught in the act
KS: Poacher fined $800 for illegal hunting
MO: High school student shot while hunting
IN: Hunting guide outfitter arrested
IA: Illegal hunting charges filed against 4 men in Davenport after squirrels, ducks shot
GA: Man arrested for hunting without license
NM: Oklahoma lawyer makes deal in cougar killing
IL: Three arrested for duck poaching

April
LA: Dubach man cited for turkey hunting violations in Union Parish
TN: County 911 director cited by TWRA for illegal hunting
DE: Seaford man charged with hunting violations
MT: Men cited in shooting death of trumpeter swan
IL: Two men arrested for hunting violations

March
ME: Charges filed in stray hunting shot case
ME: Former hunter safety instructor pleads to selling fake course completion cards
GA: 2 teens charged with illegal hunting, guns
FL: Florida Law Enforcement Report
WI: Deer hunter fined in harassment incident
SD: Former South Dakota senator charged with illegally killing a mountain lion
DE: Men charged with weapons, hunting violations
ND: North Dakota man says he will plead guilty to illegally trapping golden eagle on reservation
AK: Two hunting violations

February
TN: Celebrity hunter William “Spook” Spann arrested again
GA: Deer hunter sentenced to nine years for having gun illegally
SD: Watertown man gets 2-year hunting ban
VT: Man catches and kills neighbor's dog
TN: Hunter pleads guilty to several violations
LA: Mamou Man Pleads to Several Deer Violations, Must Pay $9,200
18 sentenced in South Dakota wildlife case
WI: Two locals charged for illegal shining, hunting
VA: Danville man pleads to hunting offenses
NC: Two plead guilty in hunter death
WY: Casper man trespasses on hunter management area
PA: Felon busted for hunting
WY: Casper man fined for trespassing on hunter management area
NM: NM Game Commission chairman resigns after cougar killing

January
TX: Kennard hunting guide sentenced to 3 years probation for monster 'gator hunt
TN: Grand Jury Indicts Hunters
AK: Hunting guide permanently banned in plea deal
NV: Vegas man gets 3 years' probation, banned from hunting 2 years after poaching antelope
LA: Man Cited For Deer and Alligator Violations
DE: Frankford man charged with hunting violations
WA: Antlers missing in elk poaching case
WY: Two Alpine men cited for trapping violations
AK: Two Fairbanks men charged with illegal moose kill, waste
AK: Two Alaska moose hunters fined for violations
MN: DNR Enforcement report
TX: Odd hunting violations
AK: State hits Wasilla big-game guide with 30 hunting violations
GA: 4 arrested after north Georgia deer hunter shot
LA: Agents cite man accused of hunting ducks during illegal hours
LA: Raceland man cited for deer hunting violations
CT: Illegal hunting in Westport
DE: Two Sussex County men charged with hunting violations
LA: Louisiana men sentenced for dumping deer carcasses, related offenses
HI: Hunting and Methamphetamine
CO: Loncarich, Rodgers Indicted for Wildlife Violations
TX: Texas hunting guide gets probation in gators case

HARASSMENT BY HUNTERS

Documented: Emotional Stress, Physical Injury, and Property Damage Inflicted Upon Innocent People by Those Who Hunt, Fish, and Trap

Three victims of the hunter harassment laws tell their stories. Watch the videos here.

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