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Bow Hunter Who Shot Himself Could Face Charges

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POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources Police say a bow hunter who accidentally shot himself could face charges.

That’s because the hunter shot himself with a handgun he was carrying and not a bow. Sgt. Brian Albert says carrying a gun during bow hunting season is illegal for hunters.

Montgomery County Police say the unidentified 45-year-old man called for help around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.  Police say he was found about 1 p.m. in Poolesville and flown to a hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

WTOP reports that the accidental shooting occurred in the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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