‘Stupid’ mistake costs hunter his thumb

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CUMMING, Iowa (WTVR) – An Iowa hunter made a mistake that cost him his thumb. Ted Larsen, 69, told WHO-TV he double loaded his gun resulting in two powder loads and two bullets in the weapon.

“I should have checked it,” Larsen said.  “That would have been prevented if I had just took a couple minutes to do that and I didn’t do that, see.  It’s just my own stupidity.”

Larsen said he is telling his story so other hunters can learn from his mistake.

Click here to read more from WHO-TV.