Press Release

Four, Not Five, Fatalities

The number of fatalities during the most recent hunting seasons in Idaho was four, not five, as reported in a February 18 news release.

Hunter Education Coordinator Dan Papp said one of the incident reports submitted to him contained an error, marking that incident as a fatality when, in fact, the shooting victim survived. That means during the most recent hunting seasons there were four fatalities and five nonfatal shooting incidents, still far above the average for the last 20 years and the worst since 1982.