Ada County Sheriff’s detectives continue to look for a hunter who punched a man in the face and then hit him again with the butt of a shotgun in a west Ada County field last weekend.
The incident occurred in the 4400 block of McDermott Road around 8 a.m. on October 14.
A 65-year-old man who had permission to go bird hunting on the property told deputies he was walking by an irrigation canal when another hunter walked up to him.
The hunter was 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 the man’s shotgun, turned it around, and hit him in the face again with butt of the gun. The man said the hunter then threw the man’s rifle into the water-filled irrigation canal and ran away.
The man 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. The hunter was 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 non-emergency dispatch at (208) 377-6790 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org