MI: Hunters injured while hunting
December 22, 2009
No deaths during firearm deer season
LANSING - Michigan officials say no people were killed during the state's
Nov. 15-30 deer firearm season.
The Department of Natural Resources reported today that its records show
the only reported hunting death in 2009 was during the spring turkey season.
DNR hunter education supervisor Jon Wood attributes the drop in deaths to
mandatory hunter education and hunter orange laws. Safety training became
mandatory for first-time hunters ages 12 to 16 in 1971. Wearing hunter
orange became law in 1977.
A dozen hunting-related accidents have been reported in 2009.
Return to Hunting Accident Index
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