Increased interest in hunting for pleasure has led to an increased number of mishaps. Recent statistics show one injury for every 7,800 hunters, with one in every five or six fatal. From early to more recent cases it has generally been held that where one is not negligent in the handling of his weapon he is not liable. But "ordinary care" while hunting means a high degree of care, due to the inherent nature of the sport.
Vincent A. Feudo, Hunting Accident Liability, 13 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 327 (1964)