Dog shoots owner with a shotgun in ‘freak accident’ during pheasant hunt

by on 01/12/17 at 9:14 am

The dog that stepped on the shotgun sending bird shot into the groin of Nelson

Daisy Mae stepped on the shotgun sending bird shot into the groin of hunter Nelson Hodges.

Quick action by the hospital's surgical team saved the man's penis. Dr. Morse reviews the x-ray prior to surgery.

Quick action by the hospital’s surgical team saved the man’s penis.
Dr. Morse reviews the x-ray prior to surgery.

Musician Ed Morse says he'll do all he can to help his brother's patient recover.

Musician Ed Morse says he’ll do all he can to help his brother’s patient recover.

+Hunter Nelson Hodges II, 36, was shot on Wednesday in Northern Iowa.
+His German Shorthaired Pointer Daisy Mae stepped on the trigger of a 12 gauge shotgun.
+Hodges was peppered with birdshot in the groin but will survive the incident.

Glider Falls, Iowa – (

A dog has blasted a man with a shotgun during a pheasant hunt in what has been described as a ‘freak accident’ during a pheasant hunt.

Nelson Hodges II, 36, was on a pheasant hunt in Northern Iowa Wednesday when a dog in the party stepped on the trigger of a shotgun lying on the ground, discharging the firearm.

Hodges, who lives in New Hampshire, was struck in the groin area by the birdshot at a distance of around 12 yards, and was hospitalized but is expected to survive after extensive surgery.

“Long story short — it was really a freak accident,’ Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Barry Kelp told Radio Iowa. ‘One of the dogs in the hunting party just stepped just right, or just wrong, onto the trigger guard of that shotgun, and the gun fired.’

According to an eyewitness, Hodges walked over to a nearby pine tree and propped up his 12 gauge shotgun against the roots. The hunting dog named ‘Daisy Mae’ walked over to the gun and stepped on the trigger allowing the gun to fire toward Hodges.

The shot was heard by a friend of Hodges who had a nearby pick-up truck and rushed the unconscious Hodges to the hospital. Several hours later, while lying in a hospital bed, Hodges was approached by his surgeon Dr. Irwin Morse.

Since most men would ask the same question, according to nurse Jenni Rose, Hodges immediately asked about his private parts and was reassured that he was receiving the best of care at Glider Falls Surgical Hospital.

According to Hodges’s hunting friends who waited throughout the night, Dr. Morse advised his patient of his condition as his hunting friends gathered near his bed, “Well, Mr. Hodges, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that you are going to be OK. The damage was localized to your groin area, there was very little internal damage, and we were able to remove all of the birdshot.”

“So, what’s the bad news?” asked Hodges, now a appearing more than a little worried.

Dr. Morse: “The bad news is that there was some pretty extensive birdshot damage done to your penis. I’m going to have to refer you to my brother.”

“Oh, well I guess that isn’t too bad,” Hodges replied with some relief in his voice, “is your brother a plastic surgeon?”

“Mmmmm, not exactly,” answered the doctor “ He’s a piccolo player in the Glider Falls symphony orchestra and he’s going to teach you where to put your fingers so you don’t piss in your eye.”

2 Responses to “Dog shoots owner with a shotgun in ‘freak accident’ during pheasant hunt”

  1. Philbert of Macadamia

    Dec 1st, 2017

    BOOM, BOOM, BOOM Bargis; enjoyed a great laugh!

  2. O’Leg Pee

    Dec 3rd, 2017

    Woof, woof, sounds like a true story.

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