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WV: Many hunting accidents

November 9, 2013

From TheInterMountain.com

As of Thursday of this week, there have been 13 hunting incidents with only one fatality. This was in Berkeley County on Sept. 30 when a 67-year-old man fell out of a tree stand while bow hunting.
Statewide, there have been four tree stand falls. The first happened on Feb,
22 in Lincoln County when a 62-year-old man fell out of a stand. The second was a 58-year-old man on April 24 in Harrison County. The third incident was the fatality in Berkeley County when a 67-year-old man fell out of a tree stand while bow hunting and the fourth was a 19-year-old man in Kanawha County who fell while bow hunting on Nov. 4.
There have been three injuries due to hunters slipping and falling. The first happened on April 23 in Lewis County when a 30-year-old man fell while spring gobbler hunting. The second happened on Aug. 24 when a 64-year-old man fell in Lincoln County, and the third was in Randolph County when a 19-year-old man slipped and fell while deer bow hunting on Sept. 28, which was the opening day of the deer-bow season.
There have been four incidents where a victim was mistaken for game. The first was in Jefferson County on March 2 when a 39-year-old man shot another 39-year-old man with a shotgun while quail hunting. The second took place in Braxton County on Sept. 28, when a 57-year-old man shot a 77-year-old man with a shotgun while squirrel hunting. The third was in Mercer County on Oct. 13, when a 77-year-old man shot an 8-year-old child with a shotgun while squirrel hunting.
The fourth happened on Oct. 27 when an unknown deer hunter shot a 34-year-old individual with an arrow while bow hunting. I don't have any details about the shooter in this case. There is the possibility of the shooter fleeing from the scene.
There was an incident in Ritchie County where a shotgun shell went off at a shooting range on June 13 and injured a 51-year-old man.
In Tucker County, there was a 39-year-old hunter who was injured when his
.22 Hornet rifle accidentally discharged. The bullet hit the hunter in the foot. This had to be painful.

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