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Utah duck hunter shot in buttocks by his dog

Published November 30, 2011 2:05 pm

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There's probably not a whole lot more humiliating than being shot in the buttocks by your canine buddy.

Box Elder County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Kevin Potter says that's what happened at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge while two duck hunters were getting set up for a morning on the water.

"One of the hunters was inside the boat with the dog, and the other hunter was in the water," Potter said. "The guy in the water had put his 12-gauge shotgun across the bow of their boat."

It turned out to be a doggone recipe for a painful end to the day's outing.

"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 wounded hunter was transported to Brigham City Community Hospital about 9 a.m. Sunday, where doctors removed the bird shot and released the 46-year-old Brigham City man to nurse his wounds — and pride.

The dog and any ducks within range at the time of the accident were uninjured.

remims@sltrib.com

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