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November 8, 2006

Follow-up Information on Hunting-related Shooting Incident

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has released the name of the man who sustained minor injuries in a hunting-related shooting incident that occurred this morning (November 8, 2006). Henry J. Currier, age 59, of Boscawen, was injured in the incident. A hunting party of five men, all experienced hunters and all wearing articles of hunter orange or red clothing, were hunting off Deer Meadow Road on the Concord-Webster town line early this morning, when a surprised deer jumped up and ran through the woods between them. One of the men fired at the deer and a single buckshot pellet grazed Currier's right torso.

The men in the hunting party immediately called 911 at approximately 7:30 a.m., and Concord Police and Fire Department personnel responded, helping the injured man walk out of the woods. Currier was transported to Concord Hospital for treatment and has been released.

"As the firearms deer season gets underway, this incident is a sobering reminder that even experienced hunters can make mistakes," said Lt. Kevin Jordan of Fish and Game Law Enforcement. "Thankfully, the injuries in this case were minor ones, but all hunters must keep safety rules foremost in their minds, especially being sure of your target and what is beyond it."

The incident remains under investigation by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement.

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