Ada County deputies look for hunter who hit man with shotgun

Posted at 6:37 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 20:58:08-04

Ada County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a hunter who hit another man in the face with a shotgun last weekend.

According to police, the hunter punched a man in the face and then hit him again with the butt of a shotgun in a west Ada County field, the 4400 block of McDermott Road around 8 a.m. on October 14th.

A 65-year-old man who had permission to go bird hunting on the property told police he was walking by an irrigation canal when another hunter walked up to him.

The hunter dressed in camouflage held a camouflage shotgun and had chocolate-colored Lab with him.

When the 65-year-old man asked the other hunter why he was on private property and told him he wasn’t allowed to be there, the hunter swore at him and then punched him in the face.

The man said he was dazed from the punch when the hunter grabbed his shotgun, turned it around, and hit him in the face again with the butt of the gun. He said the hunter then threw his rifle into the water-filled irrigation canal and ran away.

The victim said he saw the hunter run west along the canal towards McDermott Road. He described the hunter as being about 6 feet 4 inches tall, wearing a camouflage beanie and had a red complexion.

When deputies arrived, the man had visible injuries to his mouth and eye but did not need paramedics to take him to a hospital.

Deputies were not able to find the hunter.

Anyone with information should call Ada County dispatch at (208) 377-6790 or send an email to