Dog shoots man, or watch where you lay your shotgun.

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    Dog shoots man, or watch where you lay your shotgun.

    Dog steps on gun, shoots US hunter in buttocks

    SALT LAKE CITY A bird hunter was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat.

    Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Utah man was duck hunting with a friend when he climbed out of the boat to move decoys.

    Potter says the man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire. It wasn't clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time.
    Dog steps on gun, shoots US hunter in buttocks :: WRAL.com

    I could be mistaken but it seems very clear that the safety was not on.
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    If the shotgun had a crossbolt safety like the 870,it's very possible the dogs paw may have knocked the safety off just before his paw hit the trigger.either way he won't be able to "sit" and ponder how to avoid it in the future
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    Dangerous but funny..being shot in the rump by the dog. Couldn't help it and chuckled. Imagine explaining that one in the ER.
    Why?? Because at the last second, the Police are minutes away.

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    Bet he'll think twice before sending the dog into the cold water again. Some dogs have no sense of humor and tend to harbor a grudge until they have a chance for a "pay back"!!
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    More in depth article link below but my favorite part of the article is at the end where it states: "Neither the dog, which has not been identified, nor any ducks within range at the time of the accident, were injured."


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    My dog has terrible muzzle discipline. I eventually had to take his shotgun away from him.
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    Roll reversal! If he's going into the water with the birds, I must get to shoot the gun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockrocker View Post
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    One reason I despise cross bolt safeties and love the ambidextrous safeties like on a Mossy 500! Or it very well wasn't even on, which seems to be usual with some hunters and I don't understand why.
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    I want to know what brand of waders they are that can take a shotgun blast

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI View Post
    One reason I despise cross bolt safeties and love the ambidextrous safeties like on a Mossy 500! Or it very well wasn't even on, which seems to be usual with some hunters and I don't understand why.
    I don't see this as a firearms safety design issue. This is another case of a stoooopid human trick with a painful reward. Every hunters education course I have ever taken has said to unload the weapon before laying it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem174 View Post
    I don't see this as a firearms safety design issue. This is another case of a stoooopid human trick with a painful reward. Every hunters education course I have ever taken has said to unload the weapon before laying it down.

    Never underestimate the stupidity of humans.
    I agree. I don't trust safeties, other than the one between my ears. Clear the chamber and pull the triger, then I'll lay a shotgun down.

    Did the dog retrieve the owner after the shooting??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayzor View Post
    I agree. I don't trust safeties, other than the one between my ears. Clear the chamber and pull the triger, then I'll lay a shotgun down.

    Did the dog retrieve the owner after the shooting??
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