There was a total of three fatalities of Ohio deer hunters during this year’s Deer Gun Season. This is the first time that hunters have been killed during the season since 2009.
The Department of Natural Resources has released the hunters’ names that were killed. Two were killed on Monday, December 2, one in Coshocton County, east of Columbus and the other in Gallia County is southern Ohio. The third fatality was the following day, December 3 in Fulton County where Oregon man, Jacob Karamol.
All of the Deer Gun Season fatalities are thought to be accidental shootings.
One hunter, Gary Pace, was found dead in a tree stand. He reportedly shot himself, but details of the other deaths were not available at this time.
Even though the gun season is over, hunters can still hunt for deer later this winter with bows and muzzleloaders. Muzzleloader season is January 4-7, while archery season opens on February 2.
Injured Because of Another Hunter
Our lawyers cannot stress the importance of hunting season enough. We have represented past hunters who were injured in hunting accidents and we urge everyone to follow the proper safety precautions to ensure that they are as safe as possible.
If you were injured while hunting due to another hunter’s negligence, call our office so we can help you. We will not only assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries, but also compensation for any lost wages, pain, and suffering, or psychological trauma.
My Family Member was Killed in a Hunting Accident
If you have lost a loved one in an Ohio hunting accident, we strongly urge you to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. While this accident may be new and you are still trying to come to terms with your loved one’s death, hiring a lawyer can make the entire process much easier in the long run. Let a professional take over the legal side now so you can focus on what is important – morning with your family.