Hunting accidents at record low in Texas - Decline seen with increase in hunter education
March 27, 2012
The number of Texas hunting accidents in 2011 declined to the
lowest since statistical records began in 1966, according to a new
report by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
of people injured in hunting accidents in Texas fell from 25 in 2010
to 23 in 2011, and fatalities also declined from four to two during
the same period.
The state's worst year on record for
hunting accidents was 1968, when 105 accidents were reported,
including 37 fatalities. In 1988, hunter education became mandatory
in Texas for anyone born on or after Sept. 2, 1971.
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