PA man in critical condition after being shot while hunting

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Vermont State Police say a moose hunter is in critical condition after being shot by another hunter who mistook him for a bear.

Police say 46-year-old John Boppel of Ashland, Pa., is facing reckless endangerment charges in the shooting of Calvin Noble of Granby.

Police say Noble and his son were hunting moose on the same permit when he was shot while sitting on a stump and using a moose call.

Police say Boppel was also moose hunting but saw what he believed was a bear under a tree. Boppel fired one shot, hitting Noble in the hip area.

Police say Nobel was taken to Weeks Hospital in Lancaster, N.H., and later flown to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H..

Police say more charges are possible.

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