While Turkey Hunting, Father and Son Shot
In the Town of Middlefield, New York a 47-year old man and his 22-year old son were out turkey hunting early Sunday morning. Another turkey hunter, Steven Houghtaling, 54, mistook the duo for turkeys and shot a 12-gauge shotgun round at them. The father was peppered with shot in the leg, chest, neck and facial area, the son in the elbow and shoulder region. Both were taken to M.I.B Hospital in Cooperstown for treatment, and the father was transferred to Albany Medical Center for surgery. Houghtaling was arrested and faces reckless endangerment and assault charges according to WBNG 12 Action News.