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Son Shoots Father While Hunting Woodcocks In NH

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An American Woodcock (Credit:  	Ronald Slabke/Wikipedia)

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BOSTON (CBS) — A 55-year-old man was shot by his son as they were hunting woodcocks in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Fish and Game says 55-year-old David Osgood of Berlin, New Hampshire, was struck by bird shot on his right side when his son, 24-year-old Cory Osgood of Notingham, discharged his shotgun at a woodcock in an over grown apple orchard off of Hill Road in Dummer.

David Osgood drove himself to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin where he was treated and released for approximately 7 puncture wounds from the shotgun pellets.

NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers met with the hunters and are currently investigating the shooting incident.

Police say both Osgood’s were wearing hunter orange at the time, but could not see each other when the incident occurred.

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