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ME: Hunter shot on opening day of turkey season

Hunter shot on opening day of turkey season in southern Maine

May 02, 2011

SANFORD, Maine A 44-year-old Sanford man was shot while hunting Monday near Hollis, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has reported.

According to MDIF&W, Mark Lemieux, 44, of Sanford suffered injuries to his legs, chest, head and face. The gunshot was fired by his uncle, Gerard Lemieux, 69, of Gorham, according to Maine Warden Service Lt. Adam Gormely.

Mark Lemieux was treated and then released from Goodall Hospital in Sanford.

The incident is under investigation by the Maine Warden Service.

Monday is the first day of spring wild turkey hunting season for residents and nonresidents with a license and a permit. The season runs through June 4 in Wildlife Management Districts 7, 10 through 26, and 28, a large portion of the state excluding northern Aroostook County. 

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