Man shot in hunting accident in Pulaski County

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting incident that occurred on private property in Pulaski County.


Dave Berry, 69, of Roachdale was dove hunting along a Sandy Prairie Hunt Club field when he was struck by a gunshot.


Berry is a Putnam County Commissioner.


Initial investigation has revealed that unbeknownst to other hunters, Berry began searching for a downed dove in an uncut cornfield when he walked in the direction of another group of hunters. At the same time, a juvenile hunter attempted to shoot at a low-flying dove striking Berry approximately 35 yards away with pellets from the 20-gauge shotgun.


Berry was transported by members of his hunting party to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries to his arms, legs, and abdomen.


The incident remains under investigation