Two People Injured in Hunting Accident Near Ferdinand

Northweed AdFERDINAND (Indiana Department of Natural Resources) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting accident that occurred around 9:15 am on the morning of December 13th 2015 southwest of Ferdinand Indiana.

34-year old Kevin Luebbehusen of Ferdinand and 26-year old Stacey McBride of Jasper were with a hunting party watching a rabbit hunt, when a rabbit ran between them and Glen Vonderheide of Huntingburg.  The 55-year old Vonderheide swung his firearm in the direction of Luebbehusen and Mcbride following the rabbit and shot three times.

Luebbehusen and McBride both were hit with pellets from the shotgun and suffered non life threatening injuries.

Thick brush and an incline were contributing factors in obstructing the view of Vonderheide.  All subjects were wearing hunting orange.

Responding agencies included the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Ferdinand EMS, Saint Henry Fire Department and Indiana Conservation Officers.

Indiana Conservation Officers encourage safe firearm practices and remind all hunters to be aware of your surroundings and what is beyond your target.

For more information on hunting safety or to find a hunter education class near you please visit: http://www.indianahuntereducation.com/

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