Remarkable Accident to Hunter, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-27


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REMARKABLE ACCIDENT TO HUNTER A game protector of New York State writes from Speculator, Hamilton County, of one of the most marvelous hunting accidents on record. Here his story: "There has been one hunting accident in my territory this season. Charles Orr, 19 years old, a resident of Wells, was mistaken for a deer ami shot by a hunter from Broadalbin, whose name I have not been able to learn. Orr was sitting on a runway while a drive was leing made. He saw the fellow approach, and hearing a noise in another direction which he thought was a deer motioned with his hand for the driver to keep quiet. "The driver taking Orrs motion for that of deer began shooting at him. He shot three times and during that time Orr shot his gun and yelled to let him know he was not a deer, at the same time dodging behind a stump. After a short interval, Orr, thinking the driver was not goins shoot any more, stuck his head out and was hit by 1 lie fourth shot. "The bullet, a thirty-two Remington, hit Orr squarely and entered between his eyes, passing Just nailer his brain and lodging in the back the head somewhere. "He walked out of the woods, a distance of two miles, and was at no time unconscious. Dr. Joseph A. Head of Wells attended him. The bullet was not extracted and lie suffered no pain or ill effects from it. lie was shpt about October 15 and now about his. work apparently as well as ever." a is s ft e u ,v r d a a d e - to o it r g of if Ii ts is is 1

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