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Fatal Hunting Accidents

Below are a few of the fatal hunting accidents that have happened in Pennsylvania.

  • 2006 - Roger M. Lemkelde, 79, self inflicted gun shot wound while deer hunting.

  • 2006 - Carl Unger, 15, shot by hunting partner while walking from stand

  • 2005 - Amier Perez, 63, treestand accident

  • 2005 - John Bomberger, 64, shot and killed during a deer drive

  • 2005 - Troy Alan Goodling, 38,  another hunter accidentally shot him in the head while goose hunting

  • 2004 - Richard Flood, shot by deer hunter as he was  preparing to hunt near cornfield. Was wearing orange.

  • 2004 - Brittanie Frantz, 12, accidentally shot herself in neck while hunting with her father

  • 2004 - Dean R. Baker, 46, was accidentally shot in the chest by his father

  • 2004 - William E. Campbell, 45, died after being shot in the chest

  • 2004 - Ramon Valentine 18, drowned while hunting with Rubin Camacho, Officials speculated that the men fell out of their boat as they went to retrieve a duck they had shot.

  • 2004 - Rubin Camacho, 25, drowned while hunting with Ramon Valentine, Officials speculated that the men fell out of their boat as they went to retrieve a duck they had shot.

  • 2003 - Wayne L. Duckworth, 64, was hunting with a muzzleloader when the treehouse structure his family had built on top of utility poles caught fire. He was found by his son, who heard a noise like an explosion and then cries for help.

  • 2003 - David "Dub" Woods, 55, canoe capsized while he was raccoon hunting

  • 2003 - Mark Paul East, 44, body found in Juniata river

  • 2003 - Wayne Baum, 76, fell when trying to get into treestand

  • 2003 - Thomas Morris Van Dyke, 40, self inflicted gun shot

  • 2003 - Taylor Cavallaro, 14, accidentally shot by family member




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