Hunter going after geese wounds himself in foot
Friday, December 28, 2007
WHITE TWP. | An 18-year-old Hope Township man accidentally shot
one of his feet yesterday morning while goose hunting in a farm
field off Pequest Drive, New Jersey State Police reported.
Christopher Patton was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital
after the 9:50 a.m. incident and is in stable condition, said State
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jeanne Henge muhle.
Hengemuhle said Patton was conscious and alert when rescuers
arrived at the Unangst Farm. The Belvidere rescue squad took him to
the Morristown hospital.
The State Police said state Division of Fish and Wildlife
personnel responded and are investigating the incident. Patton shot
himself with a shotgun, police said.
It is currently goose, duck and small game (rabbits and
pheasants) season. It is also muzzleloader deer season, said state
Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Karen Her shey.
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