Hunting accident sends one to the hospital

LOGAN — A 60-year-old Paradise man was taken to the hospital after being accidentally shot Saturday morning, leading a group of pheasant hunters.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said deputies received a report of a gunshot victim at the Sportsman’s Paradise at White’s Ranch, 750 West 8700 South, Paradise.

Peterson said Craig Bingham, who works as a hunting guide for Sportsman’s Paradise.  He was standing on a small hill, 80-yards in front of the group when a number of pheasants were flushed from cover. As the birds took off, the hunters began firing their rifles in different directions.

Bingham was struck by at least three pellets. He was hit in the left eye, hand and thigh.

Peterson said the hunting group were about a mile inside the property at the time of the accident. Bingham was driven to the club house where paramedics were waiting. He was transported to Logan Regional Hospital.

Peterson said none of Bingham’s injuries were life threatening. He is expected to under-go surgery to repair the shot to his eye.

The group of hunters from Huntsville were interviewed by deputies following the accident.

Peterson said the shooting is being ruled an accident and no charges will be filed.

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