Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

There are no excuses for hunting mishaps

It always sends chills down my spine when I read in the newspaper or hear on radio or television that another hunter has been injured or killed as the result of a hunting accident. With hunting seasons in full swing, I'll know I'll be hearing about more such tragedies and that's troubling.

I personally know several hunters and have heard of others who have been injured or lost their lives while hunting. Some of these incidents have been the result of a hunter being mistaken for game or a mishandled gun firing accidentally. Quite a few of the occurrences have been the result of falling from tree stands.

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