Two turkey hunters injured at Morgan-Monroe State Forest when a man fires in their direction

A man fired in the direction of two turkey hunters injuring them Saturday in Morgan-Monroe State Forst according to the DNR:

For immediate release: May 7, 2023

Two hunters injured in turkey hunting accident (Monroe County)

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting accident that occurred on Saturday morning at Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

Shawn Hooper, 54, of Fishers was turkey hunting when he misidentified two other hunters. Jeffery McClintic, 31, of Indianapolis, and Scott Poynter, 34, of Danville, received non-life-threatening injuries when Hooper fired in their direction.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Indiana Conservation Officers remind hunters to always identify the target and what is in front and behind it before shooting while in the field.

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