The deer hunt in the foothills of Davis County has been uneventful so far, according to the Davis County sheriff's office. Only one non-hunting related casualty was reported on opening weekend.
With the good weather and high turnout forecast, the sheriff's office put special patrols in Farmington Canyon and in the foothills above Bountiful, both popular hunting spots, over the weekend.Capt. K.D. Simpson said Albert Anglen, 35, Clinton, was evacuated by air ambulance early Sunday after suffering most of the night with severe stomach pain and bleeding.
Deputy Lane Gleave was contacted by a member of the man's hunting party, Simpson said, and in turn asked that members of the Davis County Search and Rescue squad, based at Rice Creek Station in the canyon, be sent.
Gleave hiked nearly a mile into the camp in Chicken Creek, east of the canyon, and stabilized the man's condition until rescue team members arrived. They carried the hunter to a landing zone where a helicopter ambulance picked him up and transported him to St. Benedict's Hospital, Ogden.
"Mr. Anglen was quite fortunate that qualified medical help was so close at hand," said Simpson. "Under normal circumstances medical assistance would have been hours away."
Bountiful police reported some hunters have been reminded of the restrictions about shooting too close to homes and roads, especially in the foothill area where new homes are being built.
And, the department reported, some hunters have also been reminded that the Bountiful Golf Course is off limits to them.