TN: turkey hunter accidentally shot, then abandoned by a fellow hunter
Huntsman accidentally shot by fellow hunter, who promises help, then
April 12th, 2011
ELIZABETHTON — A turkey hunter was accidentally shot by a fellow hunter
Sunday, then abandoned by the errant hunter who had promised to get help,
Daryl Lloyd Wilson told Deputy Brad Hamm of the Carter County Sheriff’s
Department that he was hunting on U.S. Forest Service property off Panhandle
Road around 10:15 a.m. when he said he thought he heard a turkey call as he
was walking from his hunting position.
Wilson said he stopped to look for the turkey and then heard a shot.
Wilson was struck in the right side of his body, ranging from his head to
his knees, with a few pellets entering his right leg and arm.
Wilson said he then saw another hunter about 60 yards away. He said the
hunter walked over to him and asked if he had hit him. He then offered to
help him get out of the woods. The unidentified hunter aid he was going to
gather his stuff and would be back. Wilson said he began walking out of the
woods toward his car and never saw the hunter again.
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