Missouri hunter recovering after being mistaken for turkey

5 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Friday, May 01 2015 May 1, 2015 Friday, May 01, 2015 8:11:00 AM CDT May 01, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

WILLIAMSVILLE (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is recovering after being shot by another hunter, who mistook him for a turkey.

The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that the accident happened Tuesday in Wayne County, injuring 35-year-old James Clubb of Williamsville. He was struck with about 18 pellets in the face, neck, left arm and left thigh, but has been released from the hospital.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is investigating.

Conservation authorities said a 51-year-old man from Paris, Arkansas, was turkey hunting when he fired bird shot on U.S. Forest Service land in a remote area. The men were not hunting together but both were with other hunters.

 

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