- Written by Sean Hensley
- Category: Hunter Ed Blog
2015 Texas Hunting Accident Statistics
Statistically, hunting is one of the safest outdoor recreational activities a person can participate in with only camping and billiards being considered more safe per 100,000 participants. Texas sells about 1.1 million hunting licenses each year and that's a lot. And like every US state, Texas keeps detailed information about hunting accidents. Here is the latest report compiled by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Read about who was involved in hunting accidents, where, when and ages of those involved. Learn what was being hunting and how it could have been prevented. See who took Hunter Ed and how; and who didn't!
- Written by Texas Hunter Ed
- Category: Hunter Safety Blog
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.
- Written by Texas Hunter Ed
- Category: Texas Poachers Blog
A Parker County game warden completed an investigation and charges were brought against three subjects for killing six deer from a public road and dumping the deer off a bridge. It is unknown how many deer the subjects actually wounded and never found. One of the men said that they had run out of ammunition for the rifle and were shooting at the deer with a shotgun, using duck load. Restitution is pending for the three does and three fawns that were dumped.