Nov 28, 2005 11:54 pm US/Eastern
(KDKA) The first official day of deer season got off to seemingly a
Incidents and injuries to hunters of all ages were reported:
In Chartiers Township, Washington County, an extensive search was
underway for a missing 82-year-old hunter. A friend dropped him off at
6am, but then got worried when the hunter didn’t show up at the end of
the day. Officials had 20 quads and three fire departments searching
for the man, they feared dead. But the missing hunter was found alive
In Jackson Township, Greene County, a 12-year-old boy is in fair
condition in Children’s Hospital after the rifle he was holding
accidentally discharged, and shot him in the foot.
In Hanover Township, Washington County, a man was injured when his
gun exploded in his face. He’s in the hospital with broken bones.
In Connellsville, Fayette County, a 16-year-old was shot in the
finger. The PA Game Commission says it appears as if the teen was shot
by another hunter, but are still investigating.
Although it seems like a long list of mishaps, the Game Commission
says today was actually a pretty good day.
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