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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