Bird hunter accidentally shoots himself in the leg
November 3, 2011
BOISE -- Authorities in Malheur County say a 56-year-old
Washington man is recovering at a Boise hospital after accidentally
shooting himself in the leg while bird hunting in eastern Oregon
Sheriff Brian Wolfe says Randy Smith was with four other hunters
on private property north of Nyssa, Oregon. The area is well known
for pheasant and quail hunting.
Smith was walking down a hill and tripped, causing his 12 gage
shotgun to discharge. He was shot in the calf.
Someone called police dispatch shortly before noon. Smith was
flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Boise. His condition is
Malheur County Sheriff's deputies and Oregon State Police
troopers are investigating.
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