(Elkins) — DNR Conservation Officers are looking for the shooter who wounded a turkey hunter in Webster County back on Monday morning.
Victor McClure of Upper Glade was struck by shotgun pellets while hunting. He wasn’t seriously injured and actually drove himself to the hospital where he was treated and released.
Conservation Officers used the Division of Forestry bloodhound to track a suspect back to a local house. However, they are still questioning the suspect. Nobody has been charged in the incident.
Members of the DNR’s law enforcement section in Elkins continue to focus heavily on another turkey hunting incident from opening day that left a hunter in Lewis County dead. Officers say they are following a number of leads in the shooting death of Shawn Stewart of Walkersville, but so far none of those leads have panned out.
Stewart was killed by a shotgun blast to the face while hunting in the Stonewall Jackson Wildlife Management Area. Conservation Officers say they are surprised at the number of people who were hunting in that vicinity on the opening day of the season.