The hunt for politeness intensifies.
When sheriff’s deputies arrived to the scene off CR 500 E. in Middletown, they found Stratton lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh. EMS treated him at the scene before he was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
Conservation officers have determined that Stratton’s 12-gauge shotgun had accidentally discharged as he attempted to grab the soft case it was in, which was hanging from a branch next to his ladder stand. DNR says the gun was pointed towards Stratton and the safety was off.
This is why you don’t load the gun until you are ready to use it, for Pete’s sake.
Now, about those IQ tests for hunting licenses . . . .
And, in more news of the polite . . . .