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Grand Isle man shot in foot while hunting

Grand Isle, Vt. - According to Vermont State Police, a Grand Isle man was shot in the foot while hunting at Whites Lane.

Around 9 o’clock Sunday morning officials responded to Whites Lane in Grand Isle after hearing of a hunting related shooting. Police said a bullet from 59-year-old Frankie Bullis’ rifle hit 61-year-old Randall Gover in the foot.

Police said they believe the bullet ricocheted and was fired from about 350 yards away.

Gover was transported to UVM Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

One man investigation is the Vermont State Game Warden Robert Currier. He noted this is one day after an Eden teen was shot while hunting as well. Currier said he never has seen back to back incidents like this.

Currier wants safety to be at the forefront of hunters' minds.

We strongly urge people to wear blaze orange in the woods in Vermont," he said. "I mean we're one of the few states that doesn't have a law that requires people to wear blaze orange, but just because it's not a law doesn't mean it's not a good idea."

"It's their responsibility as a hunter with a firearm when they're in the woods to know what is beyond the target they are shooting at," Currier added. "First and foremost, to know what the target they are shooting at is.

Both incidents are still under investigation.

 


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