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October 14. 2013 9:02PM

Berlin man hit by son's birdshot back at work

BERLIN — The wife of a man hit by birdshot fired by his son Saturday while both were hunting woodcock in Dummer said on Monday that the incident was minor.

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are deciding whether to charge Cory Osgood, 24, of Nottingham with firing the birdshot that struck his father, David Osgood, 55, of Berlin. Osgood was hit with several No. 6 shotgun pellets, but was back at work Monday. his family said.

“He’s not going to talk. He’s fine, he’s at work,” Lise

Osgood said.

Lt. Wayne Saunders of Fish and Game’s Region One Office in Lancaster said Monday that the shooting in Dummer is under review.

“It’s kind of early to say, but it’s hard to believe it’s not negligent when you hit someone. Voice contact would’ve helped,” he said.

Saunders pointed out that, although both father and son were properly outfitted in hunter orange, they were out of sight of one another when the younger Osgood discharged his 20-gauge pump shotgun in an overgrown apple orchard off Hill Road.

The shot hit the elder Osgood on his right side with about seven pellets that struck him in the face, neck and leg, Saunders said.

David Osgood drove to Androscoggin Valley Hospital for treatment and was then released. Investigators interviewed both men.

bhookway@newstote.com


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