SC: Hunter Says He’s “Not Mad” After His Hunting Dog Accidentally Shoots Him In The Back

https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/08/07/hunter-says-hes-not-mad-after-his-hunting-dog-accidentally-shoots-him-in-the-back/

08/07/2022

“Poor Charlie, he’s a good dog,” said 74-year-old Sonny “Tex” Gilligan after bailing his hunting dog out of “doggy jail.”

Charlie shot Tex in the back.

According to the LC Sun News, Gilligan was on his way to hunt somerabbits when his hunting dog Charlie accidentally shot him in the back with a shotgun, nearly killing him.

“I was very fortunate I could get to my phone.

The DASO (Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office) first-responders saved my life. If they waited 10 more minutes I would’ve died. I lost so much blood.

However, Gilligan isn’t mad at Charlie at all after the incident left him with three broken ribs, a punctured lung and a broken scapula.

Gilligan said Charlie, Scooter and Cowboy were sent to “jail” — the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley — following the shooting.

“It was an accident, although they tease me asking me if he did it on purpose. Truth is, (Charlie’s) a big, loving dog and would never hurt anybody on purpose.”

Well shit, one minute you’re on your way to hunt some rabbits with your rowdy best friends in the back seat and the next thing you know, you’re taking a slug to the back from said best friend.

According to the American Kennel Club, gordon setters are an athletic and outdoorsy breed of dog with a bold, confident, demeanor. They are typically trained to hunt upland birds like quail, pheasant, grouse and chukkar.

However, this duo of dogs from South Carolina have focused their natural instincts on being trained to fish instead.

WYFF 4 News in Charleston heard rumors of Hampton Brand’s two fishing dogs, 9-year-old Buster and 5-year-old Boo, and decided to explore the story more.

He says the dogs had such a natural hunting instinct that they started trying to hunt fish they would see in shallow water.

Buster has grown into such a formidable fisherman that he’s caught several redfish and flounder, meanwhile the younger Boo is still just learning how to fish.

In addition to fishing, Brand says the dogs’ other hobbies include swimming with dolphins and chasing pigeons.

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