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Guide Shot By Hunter On Elk Hunt

November 22, 2011

By Deb Stanley, TheDenverChannel.com

Hunter Took Safety Class 2 Weeks Earlier

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. -- A hunting guide is recovering after being shot by a hunter he was guiding, according to the Steamboat Today.

The newspaper said the guide, Jerry Cox, was on an elk hunt on a private ranch in Routt County with two hunters and another guide when he was shot.

The .308-caliber round grazed Cox's back and shoulder.

The hunter, 65-year-old Thomas Scarfe, of Delaware, said he mistook Cox for a coyote from 120 yards away, the newspaper reported. The hunter, who had just finished his hunting safety course two weeks earlier, now faced possible charges of careless hunting.

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