Utah hunting guide sues Boy Scouts after reckless shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah hunting guide is suing the Boy Scouts of America in federal court, claiming someone on a hunting trip he led in 2014 shot him in the eye.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that 61-year-old Craig Bingham filed a lawsuit last week saying he was blinded in one eye by birdshot after the nine people he was leading opened fire on pheasants at a private hunting reserve in Cache County.

Bingham’s lawsuit is against all nine members of the hunting party, the Boy Scouts of America and the BSA’s Trapper Trails Council, which serves northern Utah, southern Idaho and western Wyoming.

Officials with the BSA Trapper Trails Council did not respond to a request for comment.

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