FL: Turkey hunter shot in shoulder by wife
April 12, 2010
Turkey hunter shot in shoulder by wife
A Levy County man was able to drive himself and his wife out of the woods
after he apparently was accidentally shot in his shoulder by his wife. The
man's injuries were not considered life-threatening.
According to a preliminary report by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, the incident happened around 8:15 a.m. Sunday at
the McGee Branch Hunt Club off Levy County Road 343. The couple was
identified as Arthur Conquest, 39, and his wife, Lori Conquest, 42, both of
Bronson. They told investigators they were walking out of the woods after
hunting for turkeys.
"While they were walking out they flushed a covey of quail, which
surprised the wife (Lori) and she slipped in the mud," said FWC spokeswoman
Karen Parker. "They told us that her .12 gauge shotgun discharged
accidentally and he was hit in the shoulder."
Investigators said Arthur Conquest was able to drive the couple to the
Levy Forestry Camp, a nearby women's prison operated by the Florida
Department of Corrections, where staff members called an ambulance for
Parker said the incident remains under investigation but appeared by to
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