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MA: Cape man shot in State Forest hunting accident

December 3, 2009

Cape man shot in State Forest hunting accident

A piece of buckshot fired by an unidentified deer hunter on the opening day of shotgun season Monday struck Dr. Joseph Asiaf, a 73-year-old pediatrician from Centerville, in the neck. ...

Mr. Asiaf was participating in a drive, a common and effective method of hunting in the state forest, which employs drivers who walk through the thick brush to push deer out of their hiding places, and standers, positioned along the fire lanes to shoot at the fleeing deer.


The accident occurred when a buck ran across the line of hunters. Multiple shots were fired at the deer. Suddenly, Mr. Asiaf called his son on a radio and said he had been hit.


On Nantucket a man who police did not identify was struck in the face just before noon. The man was hunting with a group of hunters. The man drove himself to the hospital and his injuries were not considered serious, according to published reports.

In Plymouth on opening day, a man hunting with a group was struck by a buckshot pellet.

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