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Dec 9, 2013 6:29 PM by MTN News - Bozeman

Man accidentally shot in face during duck hunt

BOZEMAN - A Missoula hunter was wounded after being accidentally shot by another hunter south of Dillon on Saturday.

Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen says that Jason Baker was hit by bird shot from a shotgun just below the eye by another hunter in his party.

Baker was treated at Barrett Hospital and Healthcare in Dillon, and then transferred to St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula.

Baker was recovering and doing well as of Monday, according to Hansen.

Baker was shot after retrieving a duck at the same time another hunter in his party was shooting at some low-flying ducks.

NOTE: The Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office says that the the incident was not related to the Wounded Warrior Program, as they had originally reported.


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