Hunting Dogs Shoot Man During Hunt

Hunting Dogs Shoot Man During Hunt

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    Hunting Dogs Shoot Man During Hunt

    TAMA, Iowa — A Tama man was injured when hunting dogs stepped on his gun.

    Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say 37-year-old James Harris was pheasant hunting with a group about three miles north of Grinnell when the accident happened.

    Officials say the group had shot a bird and when Harris went to retrieve it, he put his gun on the ground and crossed a fence. As he crossed the fence, hunting dogs stepped on his gun causing it to fire.

    Harris was shot in the lower left leg.

    He was treated at Grinnell Medical Center and later transferred by helicopter to University Hospitals in Iowa City.

    The investigation is continuing.


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    Grinnell is where I base for my annual Airedale pheasant trip. I'll be heading that way in a week or so.

    I have hunted birds for years and I guarantee if you lay down the shotgun, a dog will step on it. I hunt with a 16 ga. sxs and, if I need to lay the gun down, I break it open (and then the Airedales will step on it)

    Pheasant reports are low again this year. Still beats working.

    To tie this in with concealed carry, Iowa does not reciprocate with Ky. Not good.

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    woops! hope he is ok.
    Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction!!!!

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    The dog was just gettin' even for being "fixed"
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    I don't hunt pheasants, so I don't know, but I thought the hunting dogs would have retrieved the downed bird...
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    i use an over and under when pheasent hunting and if I have to cross a fence (or do anything else for that matter) I just break open my barrel, with a pump I jack the slide open about an inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duisburg View Post
    i use an over and under when pheasent hunting and if I have to cross a fence (or do anything else for that matter) I just break open my barrel, with a pump I jack the slide open about an inch.
    These are hunting rules 101. With an automatic, pump, under over, whatever, you always need to make the gun safe before you start climbing a fence. I know it said he laid it down on the ground, but that doesn't make the gun safe. Thank God the blast hit him in the leg and not in the chest or head.
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