SOUTH OF RIMROCK LAKE--The first day of elk hunting season didn't go well for a 68-year-old Colfax man.
A Yakima County Sheriff's Office report the hunter slipped and fell while walking south of Rimrock Lake around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The fall caused him to fire his gun, shooting himself in the leg.
A group of hunters and emergency personnel carried him to a nearby road, where an ambulance drove him to the nearby Tieton airstrip. He was then transported by helicopter to a Yakima hospital.
His name was not released.