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Dog Shoots Duck Hunter in Butt with Birdshot

Dog Shoots Duck Hunter in Butt with Birdshot

You could call it payback, justice or even doggie karma.  A Utah man went duck hunting Sunday and was accidentally shot in his buttocks by his dog.

“One of the hunters was inside the boat with the dog, and the other hunter was in the water setting up decoys. The guy in the water had put his 12-gauge shotgun across the bow of their boat,” said Chief Deputy, Kevin Potter from Box Elder County.

“The dog got excited, was jumping around inside the boat and then it jumped on the gun. It went off, shooting the [decoy setter] in the buttocks,” as told in The Salt Lake Tribune.

The incident happened at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah.  Don’t be confused by the word “refuge.” It is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife facility, hence they allow hunting.

The unnamed 46-year-old victim of the float-by shooting was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released.  He was lucky to have been wearing waders or the birdshot could have done more damage.

No one else – including the dog – was injured.

What do you think?  Was this an accident or was the dog sending a message to his human?

 

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8:42PM PST on Dec 1, 2014

God forgive me, I love this kind of story!

10:11AM PST on Jan 18, 2014

The Great Spirit, having a sense of humor, sometimes uses animals to send messages. I hope the hunter gets the message and realizes how it feels to be shot; perhaps change his ways and stops hunting.

10:45PM PST on Jan 17, 2014

I AM GLAD THE DOG DID WHAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. IF HUNTERS WOULD FIND OUT HOW IT IS TO GET SHOT THEN THEY WOULD HAVE MORE JUDGEMENT ON HOW THE ANIMALS FEEL TO HAVE BEEN SHOT. I KNOW THAT PEOPLE NEED FOOD, BUT MANY HUNTERS KILL FOR THE TROPHIES NOT THE FOOD.
THE DOG WAS PROBABLY ALSO SICK OF SEEING OTHER ANIMALS DIE AND WONDERING WHEN HIS TIME WAS COMING.

8:33AM PST on Dec 18, 2013

Poetic justice. Excellent.

6:08PM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

Payback is never pretty........great article. I so needed that :)

7:51AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Noted ironic!

11:16PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

what an awesome doggie, hunters murders desrves to be shot, tortured

8:57AM PDT on May 21, 2013

Couldn't have happened to a "nicer" person. It is about time that payback was made to these killers. That his dog did it is even better. Good going.

11:16AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

Accident I think,but really funny.

10:34AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

It was probably an accident, but I'd really like to think the dog did it intentionally!

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