Ted Shanks Hunting Accident, An 18-year-old Died in Hunting Accident at Ted Shanks Conservation Area in Ashburn, MO

Last Updated on December 11, 2023, 8:26 am

Missouri: Hunting Community Mourns 18-year-old High School Senior who was Shot and Killed in a Hunting Accident at Ted Shanks Conservation Are in Ashburn.

Ted Shanks Conservation Accident
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An 18-year-old High School senior was accidentally shot and killed at Ted Shanks Conservation Area in Ashburn, Missouri, on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

What happened at Ted Shanks Conservation Area?

On Sunday, December 10, 2023, a heart-wrenching incident unfolded as an 18-year-old High School senior lost his life in a hunting accident at the Ted Shanks Conservation Area in Ashburn, Missouri. Law enforcement authorities in Pike County, Missouri, are investigating the unfortunate incident which claimed an innocent life.

The devastating event left a traumatizing impact on multiple witnesses who were present in the area at that time. A local who wished to remain anonymous told a local magazine that the 18-year-old was participating in a hunting game along with several other participants when he was accidentally swing-shot during the game. The Emergency Medical Services officers responded to the incident but could not save him. He was pronounced dead. The identity of the victim was not released.

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you there was a fatality at Ted Shanks Conservation Are this morning.” An online user wrote on social media, “Please all of you stay safe. Remember your weapons safety rules from your time in the military. There is not a bird in this world worth someone’s heartbeat. Keep the families of those involved in your hearts and prayers.” 

Hunting Safety

It is important to practice extreme caution when operating firearms during hunting games. You can learn about hunting safety by attending courses that teach young, inexperienced hunters hunting safety, sportsmanship, and conservation principles.

These courses are designed to teach new hunters of all ages how to be responsible and safe hunters. The courses cover firearm safety and handling, which includes treating every firearm as if it’s loaded, keeping the muzzle pointing in a safe direction, keeping your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot, knowing your target and what’s beyond, Wildlife identification, first aid, and instructions such as sportsmanship and ethics, wildlife management and conservation, and wearing blaze orange or fluorescent pink in the woods.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the affected family and community members. We hope the hunting community respects the rules and regulations of hunting games and exercises extreme caution on the hunting grounds.

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