NH hunter shot while using rope to hoist rifle

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire deer hunter has accidentally shot himself in the right hand while trying to lift his loaded rifle into a tree stand using a rope tied around the weapon.A state conservation officer says a branch or stick apparently got stuck in the trigger of Robert Lapointe’s 50-caliber muzzleloader, setting it off at around 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

Mark Hensel of the state Fish and Game Department says the 63-year-old from Somersworth was hunting in Ossipee (AH’-sih-pee) on the first day of muzzleloader deer season.

Hensel says Lapointe has been taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. A nursing supervisor there says he’s being evaluated.

Hensel says Lapointe is expected to survive, but “shouldn’t have been doing what he did.”

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