Hunters

A pair of hunters hunt for deer in 2008 on Penn State University farm land in State College, Pa. New York wildlife managers tasked with curbing the spread of a fatal brain disease have proposed a ban on deer urine used by hunters to lure their prey.

ALBANY — State officials say 13 people were injured last year in hunting accidents involving guns. Three of them died.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says Thursday that the 13 recorded hunting-related shooting incidents ties the record-low mark for New York first recorded in 2016.

Six of the wounds were self-inflicted, including two of the three fatalities.

In one case, a 75-year-old man in Essex County sustained a fatal chest wound when he used his rifle to help him stand up.

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