- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

PARADISE, Utah (AP) - A hunting guide is recovering after being shot and wounded in an accident at a sportsman’s club in northern Utah.

Cache County sheriff’s deputies say Christopher Richards of the Sportsman’s Paradise Hunting Club was leading a group of hunters when the accident occurred Saturday near the town of Paradise.

As the 24-year-old Richards entered a small grove of trees to flush out some pheasants, a 12-year-old hunter fired a shotgun at a pheasant from the opposite side.

Deputies say Richards was shot in the head and neck, and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries that will require surgery.

On Tuesday, 57-year-old hunter Norman Newbold of Syracuse was killed when one of his companions slipped in the mud at the same sportsman’s club and accidentally shot him in the back.

Deputies don’t anticipate criminal charges in either case.


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