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Guide wounded during Utah pheasant hunt

- Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

PARADISE, Utah (AP) - A guide was shot and wounded during a pheasant hunt Saturday morning at a private hunting club in the Cache County town of Paradise.

Sheriff's Lt. Mike Peterson says 60-year-old Craig Bingham was leading a group of nine hunters from the Huntsville area when a number of pheasants flushed from cover, causing party members to fire their guns in different directions.

He says Bingham was standing on a small knoll about 80 yards in front of the party and was struck by at least three pellets during the flurry of shots.

Bingham was taken by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital, where he underwent treatment after being hit in an eye, hand and thigh.

Peterson says the most significant injury was to the eye, which is going to require surgery, but the injuries are not life threatening.

Deputies have determined it was an accident and no criminal charges will be filed.

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