30 Mar 2013

Rabbit hunter shoots himself

3:05 pm on 30 March 2013

A man has accidentally shot himself in the hand while taking part in the annual 'Great Bunny Hunt' near Luggate in Central Otago.

Shooters from around the country have converged on the area for the rabbit shooting event which is in its 23rd year.

The 26-year-old Southland man fell over while shooting and injured his hand and forehead.

He managed to walk to the campsite where he was staying with friends and raised the alarm.

He was flown to Dunedin hospital for treatment.