Outdoor Life Online Editor

A Washington state waterfowl hunter will likely have second thoughts the next time he deprives a dog of its goose-retrieving responsibilities. While hunting from a boat in the Columbia River last October, Michael Boyle put down his gun and leaned out to grab a dead goose. That’s when the dog shot him. It stepped on Boyle’s 12-gauge shotgun, which went off. After the steel shot was removed from his leg, Boyle spent the next couple of days reflecting on his actions in an East Wenatchee-area hospital. At present no charges have been filed against the dog.