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Man Dies Of Cardiac Arrest While Hunting In Jug WMA

By Staff | Nov 20, 2018

An Ohio man died yesterday of a cardiac arrest while hunting in the Jug Wildlife Management area of Tyler County, according to Bradley C. Harris, of the Office of Marketing and Communications for the West Virginia Department of Commerce — on behalf of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Harris said Brian Masters was the man’s name, and the 51-year-old passed away at the scene. Harris said Masters was hunting in the Jug Wildlife Management Area, located off of Klondike Road in Tyler County.

Harris said the incident occurred early yesterday morning, Nov. 19.

This was one of two hunting-related incidents that occurred that day in Tyler County.

A man hunting near Sistersville, W.Va. was transported to the hospital after his gun exploded, causing a small cut to his cheek and hand and temporary hearing loss in one ear.

Of this incident, Harris had noted the man shot at a buck from his tree stand when his gun exploded. The man’s firearm was heavily damaged. However, after being transported to the hospital, he was released.