A release from the coroner says 52-year-old Lake Country, B.C., resident Tracy De Montezuma was hiking through dense forest and climbing over fallen logs southeast of Vernon on Sept. 29.
It appears his rifle was loaded and discharged accidentally, hitting him in the torso.
The experienced hunter died in the bush.
De Montezuma's body was found after an intensive five-day search. (CHBC)Suggest a correction