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Teen Recovering After Bow-Hunting Incident

Officials: Friend Mistook Victim For Deer

POSTED: 1:41 p.m. EST October 7, 2003

UPDATED: 6:14 p.m. EST October 7, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS -- A 16-year-old boy is recovering after being shot with an arrow while hunting with a friend who mistook him for a deer.

Jason McDowell of New Whiteland, about 20 miles south of Indianapolis, was injured Sunday evening in the Yellowwood State Forest in Brown County, east of Bloomington.

McDowell was walking back to his father's truck when he was hit in the left leg by an arrow fired by a 16-year-old friend, Indiana conservation officers said in a news release issued Tuesday.

He was taken to Johnson County Memorial Hospital, where he had several stitches and was released.

McDowell was wearing camouflage pants, a jacket and hat when he was hurt.

It was the first hunting accident investigated by Indiana conservation officers since the deer season opened Oct. 1.

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