Hunter Shot In The Butt By His Own Dog

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SALT LAKE CITY (CBS/AP) — 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 discharge. 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, which are relatively small in size. He says the man was not seriously injured, in part because he was wearing waders. The man was treated at a nearby hospital.

 

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