Pennsylvania – -(Ammoland.com)- Hunter safety in Pennsylvania is at an all-time high.
There were 23 hunting-related shooting incidents statewide during 2015, according to a newly released report from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
That’s the lowest number on record.
And it speaks to the strides that have been made over many decades to make hunting safer, said Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough.
“There still is work to do, because even one incident is too many,” Hough said. “But if you look back at the hundreds of incidents that occurred year after year in Pennsylvania decades ago, it really is remarkable how far hunter safety has come – and it’s been accomplished largely through a team of hard-working volunteers dedicated to making hunting continually safer.”
Two of the 23 incidents reported in 2015 resulted in fatalities. One was self-inflicted, and one resulted from a shot where the victim was in the line of fire. Except for 2012 – the first year without a single reported fatality related to gun handling in hunting and trapping in Pennsylvania – at least one fatality has been reported each year. There was one …Read the Rest