The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has reviewed hunting incidents for more than 70 years, and all hunters should be aware of this simple fact: Virtually every hunting incident could have been prevented.
The graphs below summarize hunting incident data over the past 30 years. Although hunting incidents continue to decline over time, even one incident is one too many.
||Loaded gun in a motor driven vehicle
||Victim out of sight of shooter
||Victim mistaken for game
||Victim covered by shooter while swinging on game