North Carolina Deer Hunting Season Brings Rising Number Of Injuries

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

A favorite pastime of many individuals in the Carolinas is deer hunting. Some enjoy the pure sport, while others are likewise drawn to the opportunity to enjoy nature. According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), an estimated 1.1 million white-tail deer inhabit the North Carolina. According to the NCWRC, around 250,000 hunters take approximately 2.9 million trips annually into the wilderness on hunting excursions., Rifle hunting season on deer opens in N.C., 11/23/10

The particular dates for bow / muzzleloader / gun seasons in North Carolina vary according to the region in the state. A listing of the pertinent dates can be found at

Gun season is currently in effect across the state, and the NCWRC indicates that injuries / fatalities continue to rise due to hunting related accidents. According to a 2004-2005 Report, the number of accidents rose sharply approximately 1990. The number of accidents has unfortunately remained steady. The 2004-2005 data indicates that more of the accidents occurred while hunting deer than other species. The data further reflects that most accidents occurred early in the day or later in the evening, suggesting a possible correlation with lack of vision. The report reveals that hunter safety training does seem to work, in that 71% of those involved in the accidents had not taken such classes versus 29% of individuals involved who had taken the courses.

NCWRC Report Of Hunting Related Accidents

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Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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