Man Dies in Hunting Accident

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Two days into Mississippi's gun season for deer hunters, a man was killed and two others hospitalized in two shootings.

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan told The Clarion-Ledger that 32-year-old Doug Childs of Maben was accidentally shot in the chest Sunday morning while hunting in western Oktibbeha County.

Bryan said the shooting is under investigation and would not offer details about what happened.

In the second case, Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a 41-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl were hit by stray shotgun pellets around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Brisolara said the two were shot while horseback riding on public land managed by the U.S. Forestry Service. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.


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  • by jane Location: ms on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:47 AM
    Stay out of the woods? How about stay off my porch.....Last year I had two lame brained hunters right at my property line......Maybe 100 feet from my house.....The year before my dog was shot and killed on my own property......Probably the same two morons.....I'm thinking of painting my house orange.....
  • by Bob Location: Newton county on Nov 23, 2009 at 04:30 PM
    Hunters need to be held accountable, but people should not just go into the woods during hunting season without wearing lots of orange. We cannot just blame the game wardens when accidents happen. The hunters have to be sure what they are shooting at and learn to control their excitement long enough to be safe, and people that are not hunting need to stay out of the woods. I do not currently hunt but have in the past and it seems to me the people being shot at have no business being in the woods during hunting season. I myself will not be caught in the woods until the season is over and even then I will wear orange, because you never know who may not care what time of year it is. Everyone should be accountable for their own behavior: Hunters-- hunt responsibly or not at all. Game Wardens-- keep up the good work you do. Everyone else-- stay out of the woods or you might get shot You can argue about who's fault it is when someone gets hurt, or you can try to prevent it altogether.
  • by ed on Nov 23, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    well think all three should be checked in to .. the last one were they are on horses no way can you tell me a hunter thought it was new type of deer.. next question where was the warden(s) that are to keep a eye out in public areas..
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