The ONCFS, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, (The National Hunting and Wildlife Agency ) has just published the hunting accident statistics for the season June 2016 to May 2017.
143 accidents in total is 3 fewer than the previous season but fatal accidents increased from 10 to 18. Fortunately this year none of those were non-hunters compared to two deaths of non-hunters last season.
This breaks the downward trend over the past 20 years:
Some people may see this as a victory for wildlife!