ME: Duck Hunting Accident Third in Maine This Season
Duck Hunting Accident Third in Maine This Season
Mapleton man in his 20's, hunting in a remote township in Aroostook
County, is the latest victim.
A Maine duck hunter is recovering after being hit with bird shot
Saturday, while hunting with a friend in Aroostook County. That's according
to the Maine Warden Service, which says the Mapleton man, who is in his 20s,
was struck in lower leg and foot while hunting along Realty Road in a remote
township in the county.
Officials say the men drove to the Aroostook Medical Center, where the
injured man was treated for the injuries, considered non-life threatening.
The Warden Service says this is the third bird hunting accident in Maine
this season. On October 1, a pheasant hunter was hit in the chest by
birdshot while hunting on Chebeague Island. He was treated and released.
And on Thursday, a Great Falls, Virginia, man was struck in the cheek
while hunting with a friend in Long Pond Township. The pellet apparently
ricocheted off a tree and hit John Burke, 45, in the cheek, authorities say.
The men drove to C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville, where Burke was treated
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