Nine hunting-related accidents, including one death, were reported to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 2013.
Four of the incidents involved the discharge of a rifle, four the discharge of a shotgun and one a fall from an elevated stand.
Seven, including the fatality, involved one person shooting another. One incident involved a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Four incidents occurred while hunting upland birds, two hunting big game, two hunting nongame animals and one hunting furbearers.
There have been an average of 10 hunting incidents per year in Nebraska in which a person is injured or killed during the past decade, said Mike Streeter, the Game and Parks hunter education coordinator. Approximately 175,000 people hunt in Nebraska each year.
“Hunting safety is everyone’s concern, and Nebraska hunters do an excellent job of ensuring safety each year,” Streeter said.
Hunter education courses can be found at HuntSafeNebraska.org.