EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) —Authorities say a man who had shot a deer in the Hudson Valley woods was hauling it away on a cart when he was wounded by second hunter firing at the dead animal.
Police in Dutchess County tell the Poughkeepsie Journal that a hunter had shot a deer Saturday morning and was using a cart to bring it out of a wooded area 60 miles north of New York City.
Officers say another hunter saw the deer moving, thought it was alive and fired, hitting the first hunter in the hand and buttocks.
The injured hunter was treated at a hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.
Police say both men are from nearby towns.
The incident is being investigated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation police.
Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, www.poughkeepsiejournal.com
GVO encourages all sportsmen to remain vigilant and adhere to all safety rules while afield.