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December 01, 2011

Dog Accidentally Shoots Master in Rear While Duck Hunting

By Chad Love

Setting out decoys is always a real pain in the rear, but this Utah hunter's dog inadvertently took it to a whole new level.

From this story in the Washington Post:

A Utah bird hunter was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat. Box Elder County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Brigham City man was duck hunting with a friend when he climbed out of the boat to move decoys. Potter says the man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire.

It wasn’t clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time. Potter says the man was hit from about 10 feet away with 27 pellets of birdshot. He says the man wasn’t seriously injured, in part because he was wearing waders. The man was treated at a nearby hospital.

Ouch. Given how things could have turned out, the guy's lucky to be alive. His misfortune is a good reminder to always unload your shotgun before setting it down around your dogs, or one errant paw could ruin your day.

Have you ever observed someone set a loaded shotgun down in the field with dogs around?

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from iron giant wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

My dad leaned his against something when we were out pheasant hunting and one of the dogs peed on it.

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from ggmack wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

replaced the forend on a mossberg 500 after a bored puppy decided to chew on it for awhile.

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from davycrockettfv wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

After 5 years of subtle hints for a female companion I guess old Fido took a more direct route...

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

In an show called "According to Jim" jim and his fat friend set out on thanksgiving to hunt turkey. the guy decides to answer natures call and leaves his loaded crossbow set on a rock, cassually pointing to him. the moment he had left the cabin, the old ranger told him"careful with them turkeys, we have the meanest turkey around." one of the dominant turkeys came out and started picking at the trigges and finally, shot him in the rear.

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from bass bomber wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Be funny to tell the story of the time your dog shot you.

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Old Yeller gets his revenge

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from Nyflyangler wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Had he perhaps had the dog neutered? This might not have been an accident. The dog was merely biding his time, waiting for a chance at payback.

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from Trapper Vic wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Maybe the dog was humping the gun causing the safty to get tripped. That would be a picture for FS no one would forget.

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from larson014 wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

"It wasn’t clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time."

really?

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from Blue Ox wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Blew his a$$ away, literally....

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from philbourjaily wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Notice the Post correctly called it "birdshot" unlike the NBC Evening News, which reported the man had been struck with "buckshot."

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from iron giant wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

My dad leaned his against something when we were out pheasant hunting and one of the dogs peed on it.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from davycrockettfv wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

After 5 years of subtle hints for a female companion I guess old Fido took a more direct route...

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from mexhunter wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

In an show called "According to Jim" jim and his fat friend set out on thanksgiving to hunt turkey. the guy decides to answer natures call and leaves his loaded crossbow set on a rock, cassually pointing to him. the moment he had left the cabin, the old ranger told him"careful with them turkeys, we have the meanest turkey around." one of the dominant turkeys came out and started picking at the trigges and finally, shot him in the rear.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from ggmack wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

replaced the forend on a mossberg 500 after a bored puppy decided to chew on it for awhile.

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from bass bomber wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Be funny to tell the story of the time your dog shot you.

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Old Yeller gets his revenge

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from Nyflyangler wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Had he perhaps had the dog neutered? This might not have been an accident. The dog was merely biding his time, waiting for a chance at payback.

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from Trapper Vic wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Maybe the dog was humping the gun causing the safty to get tripped. That would be a picture for FS no one would forget.

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from larson014 wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

"It wasn’t clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time."

really?

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from Blue Ox wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Blew his a$$ away, literally....

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from philbourjaily wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Notice the Post correctly called it "birdshot" unlike the NBC Evening News, which reported the man had been struck with "buckshot."

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