A 29-year-old Maine man shot his 30-year-old friend with a 12-gauge shotgun while out turkey hunting. Surgeons removed pellets from the face, neck and upper left torso of the victim. The wounds were described as serious.
"This is a case of mistaken identity of a target," said a spokesman for the Maine Warden Service. "Wild turkeys have very sharp eyesight. To hunt them effectively, hunters usually dress in camouflage. That makes the hunters very difficult to see."