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MO: Barton sees second hunting accident in a week

November 16, 2017

From Michael Stavola, HutchNews.com

A man shot in the face Wednesday night marked the second hunting accident in a week’s time, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

Both men were treated and released at the Great Bend Regional Hospital after being shot in the face by another member of their pheasant hunting group, Bellendir said, adding both shootings occurred on public land in the Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge.

“It’s uncommon to have two in a week of each other,” he said. The other incident occurred on Nov. 8.

Bellendir said he is “getting a little concerned” since pheasant season opened less than a week ago and the county usually only has one hunting accident a season.

Bellendir said the shots could have been fatal if they were taken at a closer range. He issued a press release Thursday that cautioned hunters to know what is beyond the target they are shooting at.


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