ME: Maine woman shoots self in foot while hunting
November 26, 2009
Maine woman shoots self in foot while hunting
SIDNEY, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says a woman in Sidney has
shot herself in the right foot while hunting.
Authorities say 35-year-old Stacey Badillo of Sidney was in her first
year of hunting using an apprentice license. She was hunting with four
others Wednesday afternoon off Route 27 in the woods when the accident
Badillo told Game Warden Steve Allarie that she was resting the barrel of
her 20-gauge shotgun, which was loaded with buckshot, on her boot while
standing still. She said she placed the barrel on her foot, but did not
recall if her hand or fingers touched the trigger. The gun went off and the
shot went directly through her boot and exited her right foot.
She was treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
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