Authorities say a hunter accidentally shot his brother and a friend after mistaking them for wild turkeys in southeast Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism says the victims were shot in face and body on April 12. Crawford County Sheriff Dean Peak says the shooting has been ruled an accident and that the victims are expected to survive.
The men are being treated at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Fayetteville, which isn’t releasing their conditions.
The wildlife department’s game warden, Jim Bussone, tells the Wichita Eagle the three men were hiding behind preserved turkey tail fans, which are used to disguise hunters, but ended up hunting each other while making turkey calls to lure the animals.
Bussone says the shooter broke several hunting safety rules, including shooting at movement.]