A southeast Missouri man is recovering after being shot by another hunter, who mistook him for a turkey.

The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that the accident happened Tuesday in Wayne County, injuring 35-year-old James Clubb of Williamsville. He was struck with about 18 pellets in the face, neck, left arm and left thigh, but has been released from the hospital.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is investigating.

Conservation authorities say a 51-year-old man from Paris, Arkansas, was turkey hunting when he fired bird shot on U.S. Forest Service land in a remote area. The men were not hunting together but both were with other hunters.

Emergency room

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