Ontario hunter charged after shooting self in buttock

A 21-year-old Owen Sound man is recovering from his injuries after accidentally shooting himself in his buttock while hunting near the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Accidental firing happened when man hung rifle on a tree hook

The hunter was transported to the Grey Bruce Health Centre in Owen Sound where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury. (iStockPhoto)

A 21-year-old Owen Sound man is recovering from his injuries after accidentally shooting himself in his buttock while hunting near the Township of Georgian Bluffs. 

Grey County Ontario Provincial Police say they responded to the man around 4:29 p.m. last Friday.

Officers say the victim had been alone in a tree stand when he attempted to hang his rifle on a tree hook. The rifle fired and the bullet struck the man on the buttock.   

The man was charged with using a firearm carelessly to hunt under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. 

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