WINAMAC – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting incident that occurred on private property in Pulaski County Friday morning.
At approximately 9:20 a.m., Dave Berry, 69, of Roachdale was dove hunting along a Sandy Prairie Hunt Club field when he was struck by a gunshot.
Initial investigation has revealed that unbeknownst to other hunters, Berry began searching for a downed dove in an uncut cornfield when walked in the direction of another group of hunters.
At the same time, a juvenile hunter attempted to shoot at a low-flying dove striking Berry approximately 35 yards away with pellets from the 20-gauge shotgun.
Berry was transported by members of his hunting party to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries to his arms, legs, and abdomen.
The incident remains under investigation and no further information is currently available.
Indiana conservation officers remind all hunters to take responsibility for their safety and the safety of those around them. If changing your known location, be sure the others around you know of your location at all times.