Portland hunters named in shooting

Oregon State Police have released the names of two Portland turkey hunters involved in an accidental shooting Saturday morning near Rogue River.

Richard Kidd, 44, of Portland, received shotgun pellet wounds to his legs when his 60-year-old hunting partner, David C. Brant, also of Portland, fired at a turkey that flew out of its roost in a tree. The two were hunting around sunrise in the Wimer area when the accident happened, OSP said in a news release.

Kidd and Brant were about 70 yards apart and were wearing camouflage clothing. Lighting and terrain also limited visibility, officials said.

The men got to their vehicle and drove to Providence Medford Medical Center. Police described Kidd's injuries as "non-life-threatening," and hospital officials said Monday that he was no longer being treated there.

In the news release, OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers reminded hunters to always follow safe firearm practices, including knowing your target and what is beyond it.

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