HOME ABOUT CAMPAIGNS CRISIS CENTER ACTIVIST CENTER MEDIA CENTER HUNTING ACCIDENTS C.A.S.H. NEWSLETTER

Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting?: > December 2004

CORONER CONFIRMS BOY'S DEATH WAS HUNTING ACCIDENT

By JOHN STROMNES of the Missoulian

ARLEE - Lake County Undersheriff and Coroner Mike Sargeant said Monday that Francis Plante Jr., 16, of Arlee died Saturday of a single gunshot wound to the chest, a victim of an apparent hunting accident.

Plante was hunting with a family friend and a family member and was shot by a member of the hunting party. Sargeant said he would not identify the person responsible for the shooting, pending further investigation and consultation with the Lake County attorney's office.

The state medical examiner's report has been received, he said, and the cause of death was the gunshot wound.

He said everything in the investigation is consistent with a hunting accident. Plante died of a single gunshot wound to the chest from a high-powered hunting rifle. The shooting was reported to the sheriff's office about 5:30 p.m. Saturday by a member of the hunting party.

The three, all members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, were hunting in mountains west of Arlee on the Flathead Indian Reservation. They split up when they saw a buck running up a hill. Plante was mistaken for the deer.

Plante was a resident of Arlee and a student at Two Eagle River School in Pablo.

Return to Hunting Accident Index


(d-18)

Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

 

 
 

Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

C.A.S.H.
PO Box 562 New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone 845-256-1400 Fax 845-818-3622
E-mail: cash@cashwildwatch.org
Anne Muller - President

 

C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments
   

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation