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Newell man shot while turkey hunting

March 28, 2012

From TheRandolphLeader.com

FOSTER'S CROSSROADS - A Newell man was accidentally shot in the face while turkey hunting on Thursday morning.
According to the report from Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Wesley Brian Bowen, 29, of 122 County Rd. 1901, is in an Atlanta area hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The accident happened near 3150 County Rd. 7 at approximately 7:36 a.m.
Another hunter, Johnny Ray Bradley, 58, of 26511 Hwy. 431, Wedowee, told conservation officer Harry Clark he was sitting down in the woods calling turkeys when Bowen came from behind him also calling turkeys.  Apparently neither man knew the other was in the woods.
After he was shot, Bowen called a friend to help him. The friend called 911 and got Bowen to the roadside, where he was picked by Southern Ambulance Transport, which took him to the helicopter.
The shooting remains under investigation by Randolph County Sheriff's Office and Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. No criminal chargeshave been filed against Bradley.

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