9 Jun 2018

Hunter taken to hospital with gunshot wound to leg

12:13 pm on 9 June 2018

A man has been injured in a duck hunting accident in Southland.

050518 Photo: Richard Cosgrove / Fish & Game NZ
Opening Day of the 2018 water fowl season in Canterbury hunters in action on a pond in the Selwyn District

Photo: Fish & Game New Zealand

Police and ambulance officers were called to a rural property in the western districts this morning.

The 46-year-old man had a shotgun wound to his leg, but it was not life-threatening. He has been taken to Invercargill Hospital by helicopter.

Police are investigating.

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