TeeJaw Blog

Another Hunter Gets Shot By His Dog

Posted in Guns by TeeJaw on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 7: 20 AM

Ten days ago I posted a Dog Shoots Man Story that I though was unique. That one involved an Idaho man who took a load of bird shot in the abdomen when his dog stepped on the trigger guard of his shotgun lying across the seat of his truck.

It’s happened again to a Utah hunter whose dog stepped on his shotgun lying across the seat of his boat. This time the hunter took a load of bird shot in the butt. Ouch.

He’s going to be OK. Well he’s going to survive at least. His waders protected him a bit. He might have trouble sitting for a while.

This makes for an opportunity to point out a simple truth. Most gun accidents result from improper gun handling, and failing to treat all guns as loaded all the time. Especially when they are loaded. Duck and bird hunters who hunt with dogs need to remember that the smartest hunting dog doesn’t know much about gun handling. Somehow hunters have to figure out that loaded shotguns need special handling around dogs.  It might be wise to open the action before laying it down.

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