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The Case of the Attack Rabbit

A 19 year old San Saba county hunter and his father were hunting together in a pasture. Victim claimed that a jackrabbit came at his legs and bit him, and in the excitement, he discharged his .22 handgun towards his feet, the bullet lodging in his right angle/foot. Victim later went through rabies treatment.

Well This is a First

Four male hunters were hunting hogs from a helicopter during a mule deer survey when the pilot lost control; Pilot suffered severe lacerations; front passenger suffered broken leg and two passengers in back suffered minor injuries.

Hunting with 49 of Your Closest Buddies

A Mechanicsville man was killed in a hunting accident in Richmond County over the weekend.

According to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 60-year-old Keith Williams was shot in the torso and pelvic area around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Williams was airlifted to VCU Medical Center, where he later died.

Officials say that Williams was with an organized hunting party of about 45 to 50 people. The hunters were driving dogs and Williams was at the front of the drive. When the shooter saw movement, he believed it be game, and discharged one round of buckshot from a 12-gauge shotgun. Both the victim and the shooter were wearing blaze orange.

The shooter, 45-year-old Wavely Veney was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, hunting without the proper licenses, violation of a protective order, reckless handling of a firearm and attempting to take deer unlawfully. Investigators say Veney wasn’t legally supposed to have a gun because of a protective order against him. He also didn’t have a hunting license which would have ensure that Veney has taken the mandated hunter education course.