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

Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting?: > December 2004

ELDRIDGE YOUTH INVOLVED IN HUNTING ACCIDENT

12/08/2004

By: Brian Rathjen

CANTON - A weekend hunting accident involving an Eldridge youth underscores the need to observe hunting safety rules at all times, an official with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said.

"If you're going up or down a hill or something that looks a little slippery, it's best to unload your gun," said Alan Foster, DNR information specialist, regarding the weekend incident in rural Jackson County.

According to the DNR, 15-year-old Lucas Petty of Eldridge was hunting with 19-year-old Jared Determan of Camanche north of Canton, about 12 miles northwest of Maquoketa. The two teens were walking down a steep, muddy hill when Petty slipped.

The gun fired, and the bullet grazed Determan's scalp. Determan was taken to an area hospital for treatment and released.

Foster said that Petty's gun was apparently loaded as he and Determan were walking down the hill.

"One thing we stress is keeping your muzzle pointed in a safe direction," said Foster. "He (Petty) may have had it pointed safely, but when you lose your footing and balance, you don't know where it (the muzzle) is going to go. It's best to unload the gun."

The hunting accident is one of several across the state the DNR is investigating. Accidents in Albion, Aurora and in rural Sioux County resulted in injuries, while a Des Moines man was killed at the Chicaqua Wildlife Area near Elkart

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