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NY - Orange City: One man shoots himself, others arrested for hunting over bait

One man shoots himself, others arrested for hunting over bait
November 17, 2007

Accord — 11 a.m. — A hunter shot himself in the arm this morning while walking in the woods near Minnewaska State Park, police said. The hunter, whose name has not been released, was in the woods near Granite Road in Accord when he fell, accidentally discharging his gun and shooting himself in the arm.

He was flown to Westchester Medical at around 8:45 a.m. Police don't believe the wound is life-threatening.

As the opening day of rifle season progresses, Department of Environmental Conservation police have been arresting people for hunting over bait, a violation of environmental law. Lt. Deming Lindsley of the DEC police said six hunters already have been taken into custody for hunting over bait in Sullivan and Ulster counties, and more arrests are expected.

Hunting over bait is punishable by a $250 fine. If the hunter shoots a deer while hunting over bait, the fine increases to $2,000. The hunter's license can be revoked in both instances, Lindsley said.

Read tomorrow's Times Herald-Record for more details.

Adam Bosch

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