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No excuse for hunting mishaps

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Leader photo by GLYNN HARRIS Elevated deer stands can pose a danger to hunters if care isn’t taken to insure against falling.

It always sends chills down my spine when I read in the newspaper or hear on radio or television that another hunter has been injured or killed as the result of a hunting accident. With hunting seasons in full swing, I know I’ll be hearing about more such tragedies and that’s troubling.

I personally know several hunters and have heard of others who have been injured or lost their lives while hunting.

Some of these incidents have been the result of a hunter being mistaken for game or a mishandled gun firing accidentally.

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