Graham Co, KS (December 13, 2019) – Two men were injured in two different hunting accidents in Kansas over a two day time period earlier this week. The first critical injury took place during a pheasant hunting accident on Monday, December 9th in Graham County.

Officials from the Kansas Department of Wildlife with the help of a K-9 unit were able to locate the spent shells and the wad (which keeps the shot together but separates it from the powder) from the gun used to shoot the victim.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by a medical helicopter. His condition was listed as critical.

The next day, Tuesday, December 10th, on the other side of the state, a second hunting accident took place in Greenwood County. 

Police logs indicate that at around 4:00 p.m., sheriff’s deputies, paramedics, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife were dispatched to the 200 block of F75 Road after receiving reports of an accidental shooting that occurred.

When they arrived at the scene, one of the deputies located the victim, Eldon Dale Holsey, 71, of Park City. Holsey had sustained gunshot wounds to his left forearm and left hand.

The victim was taken to a hospital in Wichita. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Hunting Accidents in Kansas

In Kansas, there are numerous hunting areas, official wildlife areas, and private properties where residents and visitors with the appropriate licenses and permits can enjoy recreational hunting. It is expected that any hunter who picks up a rifle, shotgun, compound bow, or any other projectile weapon used in hunting will be familiar with, and abide by, basic safety requirements for their own benefit as well as the benefit of those around them. 

When these fundamental safety rules are disregarded, tragedy is often the result. A carelessly discharged weapon can end a hunting trip, as well as, a life. 

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of a hunting accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages stemming from the accident. Securing dependable legal counsel from Monsees & Mayer P.C. will give your claim its best shot and seeing a successful outcome.

The hunting accident attorneys at Monsees & Mayer P.C. have extensive experience in handling hunting accident claims. We recognize the importance of taking basic precautions to prevent injuries to other people. If an injury or fatality should take place, we work diligently to make sure that the victim and their family obtain the financial compensation they are entitled to. If you would like to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys regarding an injury you sustained during a hunting accident, call our Kansas City office at (816) 361-5555 today.