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MAN SHOOTS AT TURKEY, HITS HUNTING PARTNER INSTEAD

Saturday, October 9, 2004

Poughkeepsie Journal

HURLEY -- A Man was shot Thursday by his hunting partner who was trying to shoot the turkey the victim was carrying, state police at Kingston said.

The victim, 57, was carrying the dead turkey upside down near Hurley Mountain Road about 9 a.m. when he was shot in the hand and back of the leg, state police Investigator Stephen Pavlak said.

James Whittaker, also 57, of Lake Katrine, apparently did not realize the turkey was being carried when he fired his 12-gauge shotgun, police said.

The victim, whom police did not identify, drove himself to Kingston Hospital, where he remained in the intensive care unit Friday evening.

His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The turkey was expected to be autopsied by environmental conservation officers, to see if any shot pellets from Whittaker's gun hit the turkey, Pavlak said.

Whittaker was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and environmental conservation violations and is due in court Wednesday.

-- Kathianne Boniello

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