Deer-Gun Season Begins In Ohio-Two Hunters Hurt

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Monday, December 2, 2002 - 11:06 AM
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The seven day deer-gun season opened this morning in Ohio and already there have been two shooting accidents. One happened in Perry county and the other in Athens county. The Ohio Division Of Wildlife says a 76-year-old hunter was shot in the lower left leg around 9:30 in Perry county. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville for treatment. His name was not released. The other accident happened in Athens county. A Brookville man was loading his shotgun and shot himself in the right temple and eye. He was taken to an Athens hospital. His name was not released either. Hunting is allowed from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset daily through Sunday. Last year, Ohio hunters took nearly 100-thousand deer during the weeklong season, and this year's harvest is expected to be even larger. Under certain circumstances, hunters with permits can take up to four deer. In the past Muskingum, Coshocton and Guernsey counties have lead the state is deer kills.

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