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Dog shoots man

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by bmbowman, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. bmbowman

    bmbowman Vancouver WA New Member

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    Dog shoots man | ksl.com

    BRIGHAM CITY — It wasn't his dog's bark or bite that had a Brigham City man concerned, it was his aim.

    A man was recovering Wednesday after being shot over the weekend by his dog.

    A 46-year-old Brigham City man and a friend were duck hunting Sunday about 8:30 a.m. on the north end of the Great Salt Lake near the bird refuge, about 10 miles west of Brigham City.

    The two had their canoe-like boat in a shallow marsh area when the man got out of the boat to either set up or collect decoys. He laid his 12-gauge shotgun across the bow of the boat, said Box Elder County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Kevin Potter.


    After the man got out of the boat, a dog inside the vessel jumped up on the bow and stepped on the gun. The gun fired and shot the man in the buttocks.

    Medical crews later removed 27 pellets of birdshot.

    "(The dog) did something to make the gun discharge," Potter said. "I don't know if the safety device was on. It's not impossible the dog could have taken it off safety."

    The men called 911 and walked to the main road to wait for emergency crews. The fact the man was wearing waders likely helped prevent a more serious injury, Potter said. The gun was fired from approximately 10 feet away, he said.

    Potter did not have information on the type of dog that stepped on the shotgun.

    Even though the two were duck hunting near a bird refuge, Potter said it was legal.
     
  2. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Wow... Thanks for the interesting read to start off my mourning.
     
  3. bmbowman

    bmbowman Vancouver WA New Member

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    your welcome!
     
  4. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How funny would this have been if it happened to michael vick? :bluelaugh:
     
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  5. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Blame on the dog :laugh: Owner did not follow the safety rule.

    Good luck to him though.
     
  6. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's what happens when you feed the dog dry food instead of the good stuff

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  7. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Shot at ten feet by most likely a 12 gauge using #1or 2s and was able to walk toward and meet help. And yet people recommend "birdshot" as an "effective" home defense choice? Granted neoprene is a barrier and a buttocks hit isn't a vital organ but this is food for pondering ones consideration on using birdshot on a highly motivated violent criminal actor who is very focused on his/hers mission during a home invasion.

    And then skydivers narrative of a person he knows who survived #8s at near contact distance and survived. Hum...
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    "Potter did not have information on the type of dog that stepped on the shotgun"

    Isn't it obvious? It's a hunting dog and he bagged a North American booby
     
  9. 97321

    97321 Albany Active Member

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    Guns don't shoot people ... but dogs do.
     
  10. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    :bluelaugh::bluelaugh: