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Man Injured When Shot by Partner Turkey Hunting in Southern Oregon
04/21/2012
Sergeant Kirk Meyer
Oregon State Police - Central Point
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 618-7944

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers are continuing the investigation into an early Saturday morning hunting-related incident involving two Portland men turkey hunting north of Rogue River in southern Oregon.
 
On April 21, 2012, OSP troopers responded to Providence Medford Medical Center following the arrival of a man who received non-life threatening shooting injuries related to a hunting incident. Preliminary investigation indicates two men were turkey hunting around sunrise in the Wimer area when RICHARD KIDD, age 44, from Portland, received shotgun pellet wounds to his legs when he was shot by his 60-year old hunting partner, DAVID C. BRANT from Portland, after a turkey flew out of its roost in a tree. The men were about 70 yards apart wearing camoflauge clothing. Visibility conditions were limited because of lighting and terrain.
 
The men got to their vehicle and drove to the hospital.
 
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division urges hunters to always follow safe firearm practices including KNOWING YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND IT.