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Trinity Man In Hospital After Hunting Mishap

POSTED: 8:24 am EST December 27, 2005

UPDATED: 8:53 am EST December 27, 2005

A Triad man is recovering after he was accidentally shot during a hunting trip, according to authorities.

Robert Echerd, of Trinity, was hunting near Lexington with his uncle, Richard Echerd.

Investigators said the uncle fired after he thought he heard a deer, but shot Robert Echerd instead.

The victim was being treated Monday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said the men violated at least one of the fundamental rules of hunting -- they weren't wearing blaze orange.

"Everything you ever learned by your daddy about hunting, you should remember," he said. "Know your target before you pull the trigger. Know what you're looking at, and if you don't know, don't shoot."

There was no word Monday on charges.

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