It was a not good month for hunting accidents in Mississippi. Since the first of last January there had been two fatal hunting accidents within the Delta National Forest north of Vicksburg. One accident was during a deer hunt and the second was during a waterfowl hunt, obviously not related. Both accidents are still under investigation by the state wildlife officials.

The first tragic hunting accident occurred during a father-son deer hunt in the national forest. Both hunters were out-of-state residents of Louisiana. The Delta National Forest is a popular hunting location for all kinds of hunting including deer hunting and excellent duck hunting, so lots of hunters can be found within the area during open seasons.

Specific details have not been released on the deer hunting incident, but the father allegedly accidentally shot his son during the deer hunt. As taught during all hunter education classes, one of the primary rules of gun hunting is to positively identify the target before releasing the…

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