Can I bring a claim for injuries if I was accidentally shot by a fellow hunter?

You may be able to bring a claim for injuries if the shooting accident was the result of another hunter’s negligence. Hunters are expected to be reasonably careful when cleaning, carrying and discharging their weapons. For example, the hunter could be considered negligent if the accident happened because the hunter shot without being able to see the target clearly,  failed to observe the area before shooting, failed to have the safety on, or failed to remove the clips or magazines before cleaning the gun. You will have the burden of showing that the hunter was unreasonably careless and that negligence was the direct cause of your injury.

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