BOISE, Idaho - A spokesman for the Ada County Sheriff said hunters should always treat their weapons as if they are loaded. In two instances over the weekend, they were.
Two hunters were wounded in separate accidental shootings.
Spokeswoman Andrea Dearden said the first hunter had rested his rifle on his foot while he climbed into his truck. Dearden says the rifle discharged, shooting the hunter in the toe.
Also Sunday, three hunters were unloading their weapons when one of the guns discharged, the bullet hitting one of them in the ankle. The men were able to wave down Sheriff's deputies and the man was taken to a hospital.