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‘Stupid’ mistake costs hunter his thumb

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Posted at 7:43 AM, Dec 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-12 11:39:06-05

CUMMING, Iowa (WTVR) – An Iowa hunter made a mistake that cost him his thumb. Ted Larsen, 69, told WHO-TV he double loaded his gun resulting in two powder loads and two bullets in the weapon.

“I should have checked it,” Larsen said.  “That would have been prevented if I had just took a couple minutes to do that and I didn’t do that, see.  It’s just my own stupidity.”

Larsen said he is telling his story so other hunters can learn from his mistake.

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