Hunting Dog Steps on Gun, Shoots Master Calif. man sustains minor injury when shot hits him in the back By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Feb 1, 2010 2:47 PM CST 23 comments Comments A dog is seen next to a hunting rifle and a duck in this surprisingly fitting stock image. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A man out hunting with his dog got a small taste of how ducks must feel when the dog accidentally shot him. The hunter left his shotgun with his Labrador retriever and went to collect some decoy ducks he’d left about 15 yards away. The dog stepped on the gun, releasing the safety and firing a blast of No. 2 shot into the hunter's back. The man was treated at a local hospital and quickly released, the Fresno Bee reports.