ID: Man Shot By Hunter while walking dog
November 3, 2009
Rexburg Man Accidentally Shot By Deer Hunter
A hunter has been cited for accidentally shooting a man who was out
walking his dog. The shooting happened at Cartier Wildlife Management Area
west of Rexburg on October 22. The Rexburg man was shot in the left leg,
just above his ankle. He is now recovering at home.
Idaho Fish and Game and the Madison County Sheiff's office say Keith
Penrod of Rexburg was hunting deer in the area that evening. It's unclear
why Penrod shot his gun, but deputies seized his Ruger 300 magnum rifle.
Penrod was later cited with hunting big game with an unlawful weapon and
hunting deer without a valid tag.
Cartier WMA is strictly a short range weapons area.
The Madison County Sheriff's office is still investigating the incident.
They say Penrod could be charged for negligent discharge of a firearm.
Idaho Fish and Game officers say this is a good reminder for hunters to
know the regulations and be sure to know what they are shooting at and what
could be beyond it.
They also want to remind people who may be in an area where hunting may
occur to wear fluorescent orange to help hunters know of your presence.
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