Dixie County child killed in hunting incident
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525
An Old Town child was killed in a hunting incident Nov. 8 on
private land near Old Town in Dixie County.
Bryan Austen Osteen (DOB 07/26/99) was deer hunting at the Crane
Bay Hunting Club, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
Osteen was hunting from an 11-foot ladder stand and was using an
H&R single-shot, 20-gauge shotgun. At approximately 5:15
p.m., Osteen suffered a fatal shot to the chest when he was
apparently attempting to climb down off the stand.
His grandfather found Osteen lying face-down approximately 14
feet from the base of the stand. A nearby landowner called for
FWC officials are continuing the investigation.