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MA: hunter shot on opening day of deer hunting season

December 2, 2009

Island hunter shot on opening day of deer hunting season

An island man was shot in a hunting accident just before noon Monday off Eel Point, near Bishop's Rise and Ranger Road.

The man, who authorities would not identify, was treated at Nantucket Cottage Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

According to Nantucket Po- lice Lt. Det. Jerry Adams, the man was hunting with a group of 12 to 17 hunters at the time of the incident. Monday was opening day of shotgun deer-hunting season.

The accidental shooting is being investigated by the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

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