• No hunters killed in 2012
    January 17,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    BENNINGTON — Vermont’s Department of Fish and Wildlife says no hunters were injured or killed while in the woods last year, the first time in four decades.

    Chris Saunders of the department said 2010 had formerly been the lowest on record, with only two incidents.

    Saunders said the three main injury types are when a hunter shoots someone else thinking they are game, shoots someone else while shooting at game, or shoots himself or another when the gun fires unintentionally.

    The Bennington Banner reported that 1981 was the worst year for hunting injuries with a total of 27 incidents, one of them being fatal. The highest number of fatalities came in 1973, with four incidents out of a total of 18.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    Environmental advocacy groups are citing the low cost of oil as grounds to re-evaluate the... Full Story
    Did Marco Rubio’s momentum just come to a screeching halt? Full Story
    KILLINGTON — Devin Fernandez, almost completely blind, knew the mountain’s white surface dropped... Full Story
    Blind skier events draws 30 attendees
    More Articles