Hunting Only Getting Safer: Despite recent events, accidents are way down nationwide

With all the news and hubbub surrounding Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of Harry Whittington, many hunters are concerned that the safety of our sport may also come under fire. But, as this Casper StarTribune.net story details, hunting accidents have declined by more than 40 percent in recent years and our sport is in fact safe and getting safer, thanks largely to hunter-safety education courses.
http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2006/02/15/news/wyoming/be2d3dd74a6bfc4b8725711500078758.txt