Bow Hunter Who Shot Himself Could Face Charges

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012  |  Updated 7:41 AM EDT
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Bow Hunter Who Shot Himself Could Face Charges

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Maryland Natural Resources Police say a bow hunter who accidentally shot himself could face charges.

That's because the hunter shot himself with a handgun he was carrying and not a bow. Sgt. Brian Albert says carrying a gun during bow hunting season is illegal for hunters.

Montgomery County Police say the unidentified 45-year-old man called for help around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.  Police say he was found about 1 p.m. in Poolesville and flown to a hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

WTOP reports that the accidental shooting occurred in the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. 
 

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