Dog Shoots Duck Hunter in the Buttocks

A Utah man who was duck hunting with his friend and dog was shot in his buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of his boat.

The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Potter said the man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat to set decoys and the dog stepped on it, causing it to unload 27 pellets into his owner’s butt.

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“The dog got excited, was jumping around inside the boat and then it jumped on the gun. It went off, shooting the [decoy setter] in the buttocks,” Potter said. “(The dog) did something to make the gun discharge, I don’t know if the safety device was on. It’s not impossible the dog could have taken it off safety.”

The wounded hunter was transported to a nearby hospital, where doctors removed the 27 pellets of birdshot from his butt and released the man to nurse his wounds — and pride.

All ducks in the area were reported safe (for the moment).

Happy Duck Image Source: Harold Hoyer/Flickr