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Bow Hunter Who Accidentally 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.

The accidental shooting reportedly occurred in the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area.

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