Monday, January 17

Dordogne. A hunter killed by another during a wild boar hunt

A 70-year-old hunter was killed on Sunday by a shot from another hunter during a wild boar beat in the Dordogne.

The facts took place on Sunday around 10 am in the town of Campsegret, about fifteen kilometers north of Bergerac. The victim was “fatally injured” by a shot from another participant in this beaten, aged 60, when the latter opened fire “twice in the direction of a boar”, detailed the deputy prosecutor by Bergerac Charles Charollois.

The author of the shot in “state of shock”

An investigation opened for “involuntary homicide on a hunting action”, was entrusted to the gendarmerie and to the French Biodiversity Office (OFB). The author of the shot, in “state of shock” after the tragedy, will be heard in the coming days by investigators. The trail of the accident is at this stage privileged, still according to the prosecution.

Fatal hunting accidents are regularly used by opponents of hunting to demand its ban.

At the end of October, the EELV presidential candidate Yannick Jadot proposed a ban on hunting during weekends and school holidays. An idea “on which we must have a debate” then estimated the Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili.

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