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Man hurt in Faulk County hunting accident

October 19, 2011

By Samantha Norman, AberdeenNews.com

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 bright colors,"
McCurdy said.

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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