Nov 06, 2023

One arrested after man sustains gunshot wound during local hunting incident

Posted Nov 06, 2023 4:06 PM

Ellis County Sheriff

ELLIS COUNTY — The Ellis County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hunting incident after a person suffered a gunshot injury at an enrolled Walk-in Hunting Program area near 300th Avenue and Catharine Road in rural Ellis County.

A witness at the scene told deputies that he and the 70-year-old victim were hunting when someone shot a rifle multiple times at a deer decoy that had been placed in the pasture near a waterway. The victim was struck in the face with one of the bullets and was transported to the hospital with a non-life­ threatening injury to the face.

After further investigation, deputies arrested an Ellis County man for aggravated battery with a weapon and numerous hunting-related violations.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism is assisting with the investigation.