Huntington’s hunting-related shooting has been investigated

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Warden Service is actively investigating a hunting-related shooting that occurred Saturday, September 10, on private land in the town of Huntington.

Game rangers with the Vermont Warden Service and Troopers with Vermont State Police for the area along with medical workers responded after a 911 call was made by a third poacher on Saturday morning.

The victim was walking to a tree stand in a wooded area off the main road when he was hit in the stomach by a single bullet fired by another hunter, who claimed he mistakenly mistook the victim for a bear.

The victim has been taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

At the time of the accident, none of the parties involved were wearing the fiery orange, an important piece of safety gear that hunters are strongly encouraged to wear.

“These incidents are highly preventable and highlight the importance of positively identifying your target while hunting,” said Game Warden investigator Sgt. Robert Courier. “The Vermont Warden Service encourages hunters and the general public to wear fiery orange while out in the field during Vermont hunting seasons.”

All parties involved have been identified and there are no outstanding risks to the public. The Vermont Warden Service will provide additional information about this active investigation in the coming days.

9.11.2022. Vermont Natural Resources Agency | Fish and Wildlife Department

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