2 pheasant hunters shot in separate mishaps

JACKSON - State officials say a man and his adult son were wounded in a pheasant hunting accident this weekend, then shot a second time while they were discussing the first mishap with authorities.

Officials say both shootings occurred Saturday morning in the Colliers MillsWildlife Management area in Jackson. The first shooting involved a single hunter who fled the scene, while the second involved a group of other hunters.

The victims, identified only as two Jackson residents, ages 60 and 34, each had pellet wounds to their face and hands, but the injuries were not considered serious.

A state wildlife conservation officer was also hit during the second shooting, but did not require medical treatment.

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