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The Times
  • Hunter accidentally shoots own leg in Boonville

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  • State police say a Rome man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh while hoisting his deer rifle to a tree stand in northern Oneida County.
    Troopers say 20-year-old Marc Donahue of Rome was hunting in the woods in Boonville Tuesday when the accident happened. Troopers say Donahue was tying his rifle to a rope hanging down from the tree when a round discharged.
    Donahue was flown to Upstate Medical Center for treatment.
    Regular deer hunting season runs from Oct. 26 to Dec. 8 in New York’s northern zone and Nov. 16 to Dec. 8 in the southern zone.

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