Hunting Season Open-Watch Out For Idiots: Hunter charged for shooting another hunter
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Hunter charged after shooting another hunter in Sullivan County
By Patricia Doxsey
LUMBERLAND — A 50-year-old hunter was shot about 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sullivan County when another hunter mistook him for a deer, authorities said.
Robert Robar, 52, of Valley Stream, was charged by state police with felony reckless endangerment for shooting Terry Pelton of Sparrow Bush.
Police said Robar was about 350 feet away from when he fired a single round from his Savage .30-06 rifle, striking Pelton, who was dressed in camouflage and was hunting alone in a wooded area off Rio Dam Road.
Police said Robar helped Pelton out of the woods and transported him to Bonsecors Hospital in Port Jervis. Pelton was taken by helicopter to Westchester Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery to his pelvic region.
Robar was arraigned by Lumberland Town Justice William McKerrell and sent to Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to Town Court 7 p.m. Monday.