Hunter in Busti dies in accidental shooting

Another Hunter Death Prompts DEC Reminder

BUSTI, N.Y. -- Busti Fire Department officials say a hunter has died after accidentally shooting himself Monday afternoon. 

The fire department responded at about 12:47 p.m. to Orr Street near Garfield Road in Busti after receiving a call about the hunter. 

The hunter, a man, was in a heavily wooded area and it took multiple agencies around 15 minutes to get back to him. The effort involved all-terrain vehicles, ropes and equipment.  

Busti Fire Department officials are not releasing the hunter's name at this time. 

His death is still under investigation by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). 


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