Two Deaths Mar Otherwise Safe Hunting Season

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi wildlife officials say two people have died in hunting-related incidents, but overall, the 2011-12 season has had a safe start.

Jerry Carter, with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, told The Clarion-Ledger that one death was caused by a fall
from a tree stand and the other was firearm-related.

Since the Sept. 1 start of the 2011 hunting season, Carter says 13 total incidents have been reported, with 12 of the 13 involving deer hunting. The other reported incident was dove hunting.

Carter said over half of the eight accidents reported were tree stand-related. The other five were firearm-related.


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  • by Me Location: Meridian on Dec 8, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    Fyi all hunting related injuries do not involve alcohol just so happens I had a incident last season and ended up falling forty foot because of a mechanical error but was blessed enough to walk away
  • by Concerned about the recklessness Location: Clarke County on Dec 8, 2011 at 02:43 PM
    Its so idiotic that certain people will take booze and killing machines(guns) on a hunting trip in the woods, and sometimes in the late afternoon hours! Maybe this will make it plainer: RIFLES "UNSOPHISTICATED PEOPLE" ALCOHOL=DEATH !
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      by Peabody on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:05 PM in reply to Concerned about the recklessness
      How did you get anything to do with alcohol from this? For that matter how did you come up rifles being the cause? I will admit alcohol and deer camps go together but only after the guns are tucked away for the night. Most hunting deaths are caused by shooting at movement in the woods by someone who does not wait for animal sighting.
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