Saturday, September 17, 2005. 8:00pm (AEST)
Police are investigating a hunting accident near Bendigo in central
Victoria, which has claimed the life of a teenager.
The 17-year-old was hunting kangaroos at Emu Creek with three
others on Friday night when one of his friends accidentally discharged
The Sporting Shooters Association's Karel Zegers says the incident
should remind hunters to be vigilant in following safety procedures.
"When they're out in the field to consider when they're not
actually ready to pull the trigger to have the firearm on the safety
catch or the action open, which renders the firearm totally inert," he
"In other words, it cannot shoot.
"When people don't follow that rule, that's when it gets
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