Michigan Man Shoots Brother after Mistaking Him for a Deer While on a Hunting Trip

Man Accidentally Shoots Brother in Hunting Trip in Michigan


A man is nursing injuries after being shot by his brother after he mistook him for a deer while on a hunting trip in Michigan.

According to Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call of an accidental shooting early Saturday in a field in Boston Township.

The deputies responded to the scene and found 29-year-old Saranac man who had shot his 28-year-old brother after mistaking him for a deer.

The 29-year-old man told authorities that they were on a hunting trip when they went looking for a deer that one of the brothers had shot and injured earlier with a muzzle-loading rifle. He believed he saw the deer moving and fired but realized he had shot his brother and that is when he called 911 for help.

First responders met the two brothers as they walked out of the dense cornfield where they were hunting.

The victim was airlifted to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in serious but stable condition.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

November 15 was the opening day of firearms deer season in the state.