It was revealed this week that baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount accidentally shot the manager of the Chicago Cubs, Dale Sveum, while quail hunting earlier this year in Arizona.
From this story in the Chicago Sun-Times:
And Dale Sveum thought he had a bad year before October. Turns out that 101-loss season in his first year as Cubs manager was only the start of the bleeding for Sveum, who suffered minor injuries in a Dick Cheney-like accident while hunting quail in Arizona with Hall of Fame pal Robin Yount earlier this fall. _”It’s not that big a deal,” claimed the famously cool Sveum, who took birdshot in the back and right ear from about 50 yards away. ”Yeah, there was blood. . . .”The bird got up in front of him, and he lost track of where I was and pulled the trigger and, ‘Uh-oh.’ I was just looking for birds myself. It was behind me, so I got drilled with pellets in the back and one stuck in the ear.”
Good to hear he’s all right. Do you think these accidents occur because, sometimes, groups tend to break up to hunt singles after a covey rise? Tell us how you safely hunt both covey rises and singles.