Dog triggers shotgun in boat, injuring hunter


A 19-year-old man is recovering from a gunshot wound after an accident involving his hunting dog, the Star Tribune reports.

Cass County officials say the man, who hasn't been identified, was accidentally shot in Federal Dam in northern Minnesota when his dog jumped into a board and engaged the trigger of his shotgun.

When the gun discharged, it shot the man in the lower leg, officials say. He was treated at the Cass Lake Indian Health Services for a non-life-threatening injury, according to officials.

Officials say criminal charges aren't likely.

Dogs accidentally "shooting" owners isn't entirely uncommon. The Huffington Post says in February, a man in Florida was traveling in his truck with his dog when the animal accidentally kicked his .380 pistol, which he didn't think was loaded.

The weapon discharged and the man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.

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