Vermont State Police say a New York hunter is being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot after accidentally shooting himself while preparing to go hunting in the town of Vershire.
Police and game wardens were called just before 7 a.m. Sunday after receiving the report of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot would.
An investigation determined that 47-year-old Patrick Dixon, of West Chazy, New York, had just been dropped by members of his hunting party and he was preparing for the day's hunt when the shooting occurred.
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Dixon was taken for treatment to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Police and wardens are continuing to investigate the incident.
Vermont's 16-day rifle deer hunting season began Saturday.