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  1. dcd_enterprises

    dcd_enterprises New Member

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    Iowa man recovering after being shot by his dog

    DES MOINES (AP) — A hunter is recovering after he was shot in the leg at close range by his dog, who stepped on his shotgun and tripped the trigger, an official said Tuesday.

    James Harris, 37, of Tama, was hit in the calf Saturday, the opening day of pheasant season, said Alan Foster, a spokesman with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

    "He had surgery and is doing pretty well," he said. "He took between 100-120 pellets in about a 4-inch circle to his calf."

    Harris was listed in good condition Tuesday, officials at University Hospitals in Iowa City said.

    Harris was hunting with a group about three miles north of Grinnell. The group shot a bird, and when Harris went to get it, he put his gun on the ground and crossed a fence. As he crossed the fence, his hunting dog stepped on the gun, Foster said.

    The gun was about 3 feet away from his leg.

    "The muzzle velocity is so great that the pellets don't have a chance to spread out," he said.

    No one else was hurt, and the dog was not injured.

    Foster said no citations have been issued.
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    dcd_enterprises New Member

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    No citations issued. Better be good to your dog, or they'll shoot you and get away with it.:D:D:p
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    There's one more "Close, but not quite" Darwin Award...he was not killed or self-neutered...


    For safety's sake, place (LOADED AND OFF SAFE!:eek:) shotgun on ground before you cross a fence....;)


    ANOTHER great idea, train your dog to RETRIEVE, and just maybe you WON'T be climbing fences to get your bird!
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    The dog could retrieve, just didn't know how to climb a fence! :D

    Isn't unloading the gun, when climbing a tree or fence a gun law? or just common sense??:eek:
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    This isn't funny...I'm not laughing...I promise. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    I suppose the dog first switched the safety off as he moved the shotgun into a position so as to cover the owner with the muzzle too? :rolleyes:
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