2 June 2004
Wardens with the Department of Inland Fisheries and
Wildlife are looking for a turkey hunter that accidentally shot another hunter
Wardens say around 7:30 AM, 24-year old Matthew Long was
walking near the Androsoggan river in Auburn, between two farm fields off
of Fletcher Road, when he was hit on the forehead with a bird shot pellet.
Long wasn't seriously hurt, but wardens want to question
any hunters that were out near Fletcher Road to find out if they saw
Rick Stone, a warden with Maine's Department of Inland
Fisheries and wildlife said, "We don't know what the shooter was
thinking when he pulled the trigger. If he thought he was shooting at
turkey or if he was shooting at a turkey and the other subject happened
to be in the line of fire."
Stone said he doesn't know whether the shooter even knew
he hit someone.
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