Contact: Sgt. John McDerby, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913 or 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating
deer hunting incident with injuries near Millsboro
MILLSBORO (Nov. 13, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are continuing their investigation into a hunting incident in which a bow hunter’s arrow struck and injured another hunter in the abdomen. The incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday on the edge of a farm field near Millsboro.
A 54-year-old hunter in a tree stand shot an arrow from his compound bow that struck the 24-year-old victim on the ground about 30 yards away. The injured man was airlifted to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit. After he was stabilized, he was airlifted to a Maryland hospital, where he underwent surgery today.
No charges have been filed at this time, according to Sgt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.
The DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/OpGameTheft.aspx.
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