Bird hunter hit by shotgun pellets near Mabton
Sunday, November 6, 2011
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakima County sheriff's office says a man who was hunting quail and pheasant near Mabtom Sunday afternoon with a large family group was accidentally shot and wounded.
When several birds flushed, the shooting commenced and the 45-year-old man was hit in the face and hands with pellets.
He was treated at a Sunnyside hospital, transferred to a hospital in Yakima and is expected to recover.
The sheriff's office says the accident could have been prevented by following common firearm safety practices.