Cody Boutwell and Matthew Sandquist, both 16, were hunting coyotes on Tuesday evening in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Police were called after Boutwell fired his .22-caliber rifle, hitting Sandquist just above the sternum, in the throat. Sandquist was rushed to Monadnock Community Hospital and then flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He is in stable condition. Luckily for both boys the incident was not fatal.
Fish and game were called to the scene. Neither of the boys had hunting licenses, and Boutwell had not completed a hunter safety education class yet. There is an open season year round on coyotes, but one needs a hunting license to hunt them. Boutwell could also be charged with negligent discharge of a firearm while hunting, Fish and Game Lt. Craig Morrocco said. The charges, if any, against Boutwell will be determined by the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office. From UnionLeader.com .