VT: Moose hunter is in critical condition after being shot
Man Critically Injured In Hunting Mishap Hunter Mistook Man For Bear,
POSTED: 9:46 pm EDT October 22, 2008
GRANBY, Vt. -- A moose hunter is in critical condition after being
shot by another hunter who mistook him for a bear, Vermont State Police
John Boppel, 46, of Ashland, Pa., is facing reckless endangerment
charges in the shooting of Calvin Noble, of Granby, police said.
Investigators said Noble and his son were hunting when he was shot
while sitting on a stump and using a moose call. Boppel was also moose
hunting but saw what he believed was a bear under a tree. Boppel fired
one shot, hitting Noble in the hip area, according to police.
Police said Nobel was taken to Weeks Hospital in Lancaster, N.H., and
later flown to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
More charges are possible.
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