Cheney to spend Election Day hunting

? Vice President Dick Cheney is going on his first hunting trip since accidentally shooting his companion earlier this year.

Cheney will work at the White House on Monday morning and then head to South Dakota to spend several days at a private hunting lodge near Pierre, his press secretary said. He will be accompanied by his daughter, Mary, and his political director, Mel Raines, who will help him keep track of the election returns.

On a Feb. 11 hunting trip in Texas, Cheney shot attorney Harry Whittington in the torso, neck and face when he pulled the trigger on his 28-gauge shotgun. He was aiming at a covey of quail. The shooting was ruled an accident. Whittington was in the hospital for six days.