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Dixie county middle-schooler killed in hunting accident

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A 12-year old Dixie County boy is dead following an apparent hunting accident yesterday. The Dixie County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Austin Osteen was hunting south of Cross City with his grandfather when Osteen’s shotgun fired, striking his torso.

WUFT-FM spoke with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Spokeswoman Karen Parker about hunting safety and hunting with children.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Parker1FWC.mp3]

Parker says there are a few things to never forget when hunting.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Parker3FWC.mp3]

Parker adds you can never be too prepared before a hunting trip.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Parker2FWC.mp3]

The hunter’s safety course is free for everyone. More information can be found at myFWC.org.

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