HUNTING ACCIDENT: Man shot by brother mistaken for a deer

A Michigan man is hospitalized in serious condition after he was shot by his brother who mistook him for a deer.

The brothers were hunting and had reportedly shot a deer earlier in the day. But the deer was able to walk away and they split up to look for him. Eventually one of the men spotted something moving in a cornfield and fired his rifle at what he assumed was the injured animal, but it was actually his brother.

The 28-year-old victim was airlifted to the hospital and is listed in stable but serious condition. The deer was never found. (USA Today)

Hot Takes:

  • It’s hunting season, and accidents often do occur.
  • It obviously wasn’t a good idea for them to split up.
  • The score is deer-1, hunter-0.