While it is far from the most popular outdoor activity in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, quite a lot of people do go hunting every season in this state. The activity is generally considered safe for participants, there are obviously firearms involved, and any negligence could result in serious injury or death. According to a recent news article from The Recorder, a teen from Worcester was just critically injured in a hunting accident.
The 19-year-old victim was on a hunting trip when he was trying to negotiate his way across a small brook. As he was trying to cross the narrow waterway, he accidentally shot himself with his hunting rifle. He was shot in the chest, but, fortunately, he was not alone, as his cousin had accompanied him on his day of hunting. Continue reading