KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — After an attempt to sneak up on elk went
awry when he tripped and fell, a hunter shot himself in the abdomen
and leg Thursday morning.
63-year-old Dan Risland of
Paradise was hunting on a mountain and spotted four elk about 50
feet away. He says he switched off the safety on his rifle while
moving forward, but hooked his foot on a stick. He
somersaulted and landed on the rifle, and it went off.
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