The first day of Pennsylvania’s 2013 rifle deer season was marred Monday by the accidental shooting of one hunter in Oakland Township.
Details were not immediately released, and the identity of the injured hunter was not made available.
The injured man was taken for treatment to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has estimated that some 750,000 hunters will take part in the two-week season which runs through December 14. Despite snow on the ground and temperatures in the 30′s, it appears Monday hunting activity may have resulted in a fairly slow start to the season.
Last year, though, the two-week season concluded with hunters having harvested more than 343,000 deer.