Capt. Dan Scott of the Maine Warden Service confirmed late Tuesday night that a 49-year-old Wales man was shot by a 41-year-old Wales man in an area of woods that runs between East Road, also known as Old Route 126, and Route 126.
The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. while both men were hunting deer in the same area.
They were not hunting together, Scott
said initial evidence indicated that the shooting was accidental and no charges had been filed.
Scott said the man - whose name is not being released pending notification of family - died at the scene.
An autopsy will be performed Wednesday.
Game wardens were called to investigate the shooting at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Maine Warden Service.
said game wardens were being assisted by multiple agencies - including Maine State Police
, the Maine
Attorney General's Office and the State Medical Examiner
Monmouth Fire Department
also responded to the scene and Wales Fire Department
assisted as well.
said more than three dozen law enforcement personnel were on scene Tuesday night and the investigation will continue first thing Wednesday morning in the daylight.
said the land where the men hunting was privately owned, but it was not clear whether they had permission to hunt there.
According to Scott
, hunters in Maine are not required to seek permission from landowners unless property is otherwise marked.
said that hunters are encouraged to seek permission prior to hunting.
Capt. Dan Scott of [...]