49-year-old Fort Liard man recovering from hunting injury

(Photo retrieved from Fort Liard's website)

Another man is recovering from a gun shot wound in the Dehcho Region, this time a hunter from Fort Liard.

RCMP in that community are calling a it, “a serious but a non-life threatening injury.”

In a press release issued Tuesday, police say that they were called about the incident just after 10pm on Sunday evening. They say the 49-year-old man sustained the gun wound while hunting with two others near Fisherman Lake, which is 15 kilometres outside the community.

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Police say there were assisted by community members and a local nurse, who brought the victim to the local health centre, before he was medevaced to Yellowknife, where he is listed in stable condition.

“We are in hunting season and we can’t stress enough the importance to be extremely careful. Make sure you are visible by wearing orange or other safety vest colours. Do not discharge your firearm over a road-way, or from a vehicle. Ensure you have your confirmed target in sight. In general, let others know where you’re going and when you plan to be back. Whether you are bow, crossbow or rifle hunting, do so in a safe and responsible manner. Hunters must have a valid Possession Acquisition License (PAL) and the firearm and ammunition must be properly stored,” said Staff Sergeant Ken Beard, South District Advisory NCO in a release from the RCMP on Tuesday afternoon.

Police added Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the incident.

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Start your morning with the Splash on Denendeh Sunrise from 7:30-8:30am. Campbell was trained and mentored by longtime CKLB host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Prior to hosting the morning show and filling in on the Saturday Request Show, he had stints in the Yukon on CKRW the Rush, CBC North in Yellowknife, and began his broadcasting career at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving North he was born and raised on the banks of the Tobique River, the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet First Nation.