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FL: Hunter misses turkey, shoots himself

Hunting Accident Injury

Mar 27, 2009

A man who was turkey hunting in Gulf County Wednesday was injured when he accidentally shot himself in the foot, according to Stan Kirkland, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Norris Clayton, 33, of Wewahitchka, took his boat along the Apalachicola River to Cutoff Island, where he was hunting. He had called a turkey up to him and fired at it. Kirkland said he was sitting on the root of a tree and fell.

"When he fell backward, the gun discharged and hit him in the left foot," Kirkland said. The man drove his boat back to the landing, and his sister took him to Bay Medical Center in Panama City.

Kirkland said there is a chance the hunter could lose a toe.

Clayton did not kill the turkey, Kirkland said.

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