New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officers are reminding hunters to follow hunter safety rules after investigating a case of one hunter shooting another.
On May 15, DEC officers were called to Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville after a man reported being shot while turkey hunting in Cohocton.
The victim told officers that he and his hunting partner had set up two turkey decoys in a field and then went to separate areas of the field where they were unable to see one another.
According to officers, the victim then went to set up a third turkey decoy – but did not tell his hunting partner. While carrying the decoy in front of him, the victim was shot by his hunting partner, who thought he had spotted a real turkey.