Hunter accidentally shot over weekend
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
The Chase County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hunting incident that occurred south of Wauneta Sunday morning.
According to Sheriff Kevin Mueller, Danny Jeffries, 68, of Wauneta suffered a minor wound when he was accidentally hit with a shotgun pellet while hunting Sunday afternoon.
Mueller said Jeffries was hit with a stray shotgun pellet that lodged under the skin of his face near his jaw.
Jeffries and his son were hunting a tree row and apparently there were hunters on the other side of the row, Mueller said. Neither were aware of the other parties on the other side of the tree row.
Jeffries was hit when hunters on the other side shot at some pheasants.
The Jeffrieses reported to the deputy investigating that the other hunters ran off and that they only saw a pickup driving off.
Jeffries, who said Tuesday that the incident was purely accidental, drove himself to the Chase County Community Hospital where he was treated.
Mueller said it appears the incident was accidental but they are continuing to investigate.