A nonresident hunter was shot in the face, arms and legs with
pellets in an accident Tuesday afternoon in Faulk County.
The injured man, 69, was treated and released with nonserious
injuries from Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen, said Tim
McCurdy, conservation officer with Game Fish & Parks, which is
investigating the accident, which was two miles east of Cresbard.
He said two hunters were walking the end of the field, trying to
scare up birds, when a pheasant flew between them.
One nonresident hunter, 72, got excited while trying to shoot a
bird, and the other man was injured, McCurdy said.
"Hunters need to be safe while hunting and also wear orange
The injured man was wearing bright orange, he said.
The names of the two men will not be released until the
investigation is complete, McCurdy said.
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