Analysis of hunting accidents in the state of Wisconsin shows that young hunters are more likely to be responsible for a shooting accident. The report states that 18 percent of licensed hunters across the state are at or below 21-years-old. Yet, this 18 percent has been linked to 27 percent of shooting accidents in the last ten years in Wisconsin.
These young hunters are also responsible for 5 of the 30 fatal shooting accidents that have taken place. Most of these accidents were caused by individuals who had completed the Wisconsin hunter safety course. The safety surrounding hunting in Wisconsin is at a great level but there are still instances where safety is just simply overlooked.
This hunting season it is crucial to be careful when operating hunting equipment and to always be aware of your surroundings.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of a hunter, please contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.