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Hunter Accidentally Shoots Self in Monkton

A Dundalk man was injured in the Saturday morning hunting accident.

UPDATE (11:10 a.m.)—A man who accidentally shot himself while hunting in Monkton was flown Saturday to Maryland Shock Trauma.

Around 9 a.m. a 53-year-old Dundalk man was hunting in the 3800 block of Houcks Road in Monkton when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh, according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The man was flown by medevac to Shock Trauma for treatment. He was conscious and alert shortly before 10 a.m. while waiting for the medevac, police said.

"It doesn't appear to be life-threatening at all," Worrell said of the injury.

Worrel said the gun involved is one typically used for hunting, but did not have additional details.

Police had not released the man's name as of 11:10 a.m. because not all of his family had been notified of the accident.

Nick December 06, 2011 at 05:12 PM
Anyone who shoots a fawn is a POS. No self respecting hunter would do that the vast majority of hunters would despise such an act. Doe on the other hand grow large and provide a good deal of meat. Since there are somewhere in the neighborhood of ten doe for every 1 buck, it is perfectly acceptable to take a doe. What is not acceptable is to take down a deer, cut out the backstraps (tenderloin), and leave the rest to rot. I don't know anyone who would do this but I know their are people out there who would. However, it is not fair to judge an entire group by the actions of a few.
Lea Ann December 08, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Very true Nick, unfortunately a vast majority of hunters seem to be known as reckless rednecks but the thats far from the truth for most hunters. And as far as hunters pressuring and driving deer into traffic, the real problem is the land that is being taken from the deer and all of the building and over populated areas that is taking their habitat away, where does it leave them to go?? The has to be some type of control. Sure wish people would study the real facts before making such comments.
Buck Harmon December 08, 2011 at 07:50 PM
Yes, I agree with the land development issue, but there are still more deer killed on the roads during hunting season than out of season. Activity in the woods move the deer away from it.... if there are roads, deer will cross them... If DNR studies don't prove this than I would say that the stats or studies are tainted.
Needaname January 02, 2012 at 01:47 PM
They 'cluster' near the road to cross the road. The female goes first.
Needaname January 02, 2012 at 01:51 PM
When we lived in Hydes someone hit a deer and left it on the side of road to die. One of the neighbors drove by and brought the deer home, cut open the deer and there where two live babies there. The children, who where accustomed to deer butchering where not prepared for that, and neither where the adults. Needless to say, nobody wanted deer for the rest of the winter.

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