CAMDEN, Ohio -- A man was injured Monday after he was hit by debris
during a hunting accident. The accident happened near Camden in Preble
Authorities said a father and his 43-year-old son were out deer hunting
when the accident happened. Investigators said the father shot a deer and a
fragment from the bullet's slug bounced off the deer and struck his son in
Medics removed the man to a local hospital, where he was conscious and
breathing. The victim is expected to be OK and recover from his injury.
Monday was the first day of gun-deer season in the state of Ohio and
officials said hunters will continue to hunt deer until Dec. 5 when the
season ends. The state Division of Wildlife predicts more than 400,000
hunters will take to the field daily from a half-hour before sunrise to
The division anticipates a kill of 140,000 to 145,000 white-tailed deer
during the week-long hunt.
Many non-resident hunters choose Ohio as a hunting destination for both
quality of deer and hunting accessibility. Ohio has more than 1 million
acres of land open to public hunting.
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