TX: Clay Jenkins hurts eye in dove shooting accident
October 17, 2010
Clay Jenkins hurts eye in dove shooting accident
The good news is that Clay Jenkins didn't shoot a friend or bystander.
But the Democratic nominee for County Judge did hurt his right eye while
dove hunting last weekend in West Texas. Jenkins said his eye was sprayed
with small debris and dust after he pulled the trigger on a shotgun used to
shoot birds. When the eye did not improve, he sought medical treatment.
"I was out bird hunting with some supporters and right as I'm shooting a
bird I get something scratchy in my eye," he said. "In hindsight I should
have pulled my contact out of my eye and quit hunting."
Jenkins says he owns a lot of guns, including a shotgun, deer rifle, a
pistol and other assorted weapons. He adds he loves hunting and supports
Second Amendment rights.
As I questioned the civil lawyer's hunting skills, Jenkins blamed his
injury on his use of a friend's shotgun, instead of his own.
"I like to dove hunt," he said. "I really don't do a lot of other
Jenkins is running in the November 2 general election against Republican
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