Staff infoZine Total an increase of five over 2009; one fatal,
Pratt, KS - infoZine - The Kansas Department of Wildlife and
Parks (KDWP) reports that there were 17 hunting incidents in Kansas
in 2010, five more than the record low of 12 in 2009. One of the
accidents was fatal.
In an average year, about 50 percent of Kansas hunting accidents
involve swinging on game while hunting upland birds. That figure
held true last year, when eight of the 17 cases involved swinging on
game. Although the single fatality involved careless gun handling,
2010 showed a drop in the number of careless handling incidents, a
point stressed in KDWP’s hunter education courses.
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