Oct 20, 2015 12:28 PM

After hunter shot at pheasant stocking site, NH Fish and Game prohibits discharge of guns in area

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is not allowing anyone to discharge a firearm at a pheasant stocking site on Thursday and Friday following a shooting near one last week that injured a hunter.

The department said the hunter was struck in the head by a single gunshot pellet last Friday at the Sanbornton Flood Control Area pheasant hunting site while stocking was going on. The injury wasn't life-threatening.

As it investigates, the department is enforcing a measure to not allow shooting from 7 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Friday at a stocking site, the last two days of pheasant stocking this year.

The pheasant hunting season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. A total of 12,200 birds are being released at 70 sites in 46 towns.


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